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Old 07-14-2010, 09:03 AM   #1
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3in suspension plus a 2in body lift?

Question. I have a 2010 JK with a 3 in skyjacker suspension lift. I would like to get another 2in by putting on a 2in performance accessories body lift but i am hearing that this might create problems, like the shifter and the pedals being in strange places. I have been told that get lots of rattles and nothing feels right? Will a 2in body lift work ok when you already have a 3in suspension lift on ? Thanks everyone.

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Yes it would work, yes it can cause other issues. However, that is a lot of lift for a JK what size tires are you looking to run, or what about your 3" lift are you not happy with?

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If you put a 2" body lift on that JK--

Your user name is gonna fit you to a "T"--

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I would do a 1" body lift at the most. anything over a inch and there is god awful space that is created between the body and bumpers.
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Old 07-14-2010, 11:58 AM   #5
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Im happy with the skyjacker lift, i just want a little more. I have 35's on it, pocket fenders, smittybuilt step bars. It all looks great. I just want a little more.
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Old 07-14-2010, 12:03 PM   #6
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Do a 1 or 2 inch coil spacer on top of the skyjacker springs you already have.
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Old 07-14-2010, 12:06 PM   #7
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You've already been told that a 2" body lift will cause issues. That was good advice. It's up to you as to whether or not you want to accept it.
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Old 07-15-2010, 01:50 AM   #8
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You've already been told that a 2" body lift will cause issues. That was good advice. It's up to you as to whether or not you want to accept it.
I read the specs on one manufacturer's 2" body lift and it suggested that you would have to cut into the aft portion of the shifter housing (Manual trans) or else you will have problems getting into 2nd, 4th and 6th gear.

Other than install, what operatating issues can arise?
1) Will this cause a top heavy issue?
2) Will it be counter productive for off roading?
anyone with personal experiance?

I'm new to the Wrangler world and not trying to be a smart @SS. But, I haven't heard any specific reasons why not to get the lift. And as a 1st time Wrangler owner, with a horrendous case of "small-man's-complex" that drives me to want to go higher, I was curious too.
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I read the specs on one manufacturer's 2" body lift and it suggested that you would have to cut into the aft portion of the shifter housing (Manual trans) or else you will have problems getting into 2nd, 4th and 6th gear.

Other than install, what operatating issues can arise?
1) Will this cause a top heavy issue?
2) Will it be counter productive for off roading?
anyone with personal experiance?

I'm new to the Wrangler world and not trying to be a smart @SS. But, I haven't heard any specific reasons why not to get the lift. And as a 1st time Wrangler owner, with a horrendous case of "small-man's-complex" that drives me to want to go higher, I was curious too.
Having to "cut into the aft portion of the shifter housing" is a pretty big issue. Anything more than a 1" body lift looks horrible. It also affects your center of gravity, making it counter productive for off roading.

You're better off sticking to the suspension lift. Keep in mind any lift has the potential to cause warranty issues. Though protected by law so that only affected parts wouldn't be covered, it's a very gray area that could involve legal battles.

If you go over 3" with a 2 door you can expect to have issues with your drive shaft rubbing and tearing the CV boot. The best advice I can give is to spend the money upfront and do it right. A BB is fine if you want to look rugged on the street, but if you are going to tear it up off road you should go for the full coil lift.
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I agree with everything you said. Although I will defend the budget boost. I have a BB in my JK and it did a lot more than look rugged on the street last weekend. For an example check out my pics in the "Trail Pics" section or just take a glance at my avatar.
Budget boosts are great for keeping your suspension stock for the most part but still gaining some much needed clearance on harder trails. In no way at all can it be compared to a "real lift" but don't underestimate them either. I threw one in just for alittle more clearance while I do some research and start pieceing together a coil lift, And I was truely amazed at how it enhanced the stock suspension.
For a stock Rubicon with a budget boost the jeep performed exceptionally well on intermediate blue colored trails, and even on a few harder Black rated trails. And it flexed like a sumbitch.
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Having to "cut into the aft portion of the shifter housing" is a pretty big issue. Anything more than a 1" body lift looks horrible. It also affects your center of gravity, making it counter productive for off roading.

The best advice I can give is to spend the money upfront and do it right. A BB is fine if you want to look rugged on the street, but if you are going to tear it up off road you should go for the full coil lift.
Thanks Daggo!
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I agree with everything you said. Although I will defend the budget boost. I have a BB in my JK and it did a lot more than look rugged on the street last weekend. For an example check out my pics in the "Trail Pics" section or just take a glance at my avatar.
Budget boosts are great for keeping your suspension stock for the most part but still gaining some much needed clearance on harder trails. In no way at all can it be compared to a "real lift" but don't underestimate them either. I threw one in just for alittle more clearance while I do some research and start pieceing together a coil lift, And I was truely amazed at how it enhanced the stock suspension.
For a stock Rubicon with a budget boost the jeep performed exceptionally well on intermediate blue colored trails, and even on a few harder Black rated trails. And it flexed like a sumbitch.
You're right. I didn't mean to put down the BB and it sounded that way. I got my threads mixed up because in the other one Warthog was talking about building his rig to take on the Rubicon Trial.
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Old 07-15-2010, 06:48 PM   #13
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Well then I think he would definately need a real lift then, lol.

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