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Old 03-15-2012, 09:02 AM   #1
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I am thinking about putting on a 2" body lift on my 2008 Wrangler unlimited sahara. Which I already have an 2 1/2" suspension lift on it. What do u all think about this. I am going to completely honest, I am going for the looks right now, I have no plans as of yet to take it off the road. But that will most likely change later.

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Old 03-15-2012, 09:14 AM   #2
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I wouldn't do a body lift on a JK as I think they look awful. As a result, I haven't looked into them too much, though I assume you're likely to run into issues with the shift and steering linkages. I say just get a bigger suspension lift if you need more height.

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Suspension for sure. Body is to much of a head ache.
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:10 AM   #4
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i wouldnt do a body lift steering and shift levers t-case all have to be delt with the radiator wont be centered in the grill opening the list go's on. in the event of an accident the shear load on the body bolts increase. the price of coils is fairly cheap.
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:30 AM   #5
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Going for looks? A 2" body lift is going to look horrible not to mention the mechanical issues that Mike brought up.
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:46 AM   #6
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Don't go 2". If you want a body lift get a 1.25" body lift and you want have any problems. I've got a 2 door automatic with a 2.5" suspension lift along with a 1.25" body lift and I have had zero problems. And if u get a rough country body lift it comes with brackets to raise the rear bumper to hide the gap between the bumper and tub.
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:49 AM   #7
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Agree with all about NOT doing the body lift. Think about it for a while and read up on the pros and cons. There aren't really any pros so....
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:58 AM   #8
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Agree, do not do a body lift. Especially over an inch. Throw some .75" pucks from synergy on top of your coils, that is of course if it isn't already a spacer lift. In that case do not stack spacers.

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Old 03-15-2012, 11:13 AM   #9
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I feel yall dont go wit a body lift. On my jk i got unlimited i order a pro comp stage one 4inch lift
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Old 03-15-2012, 11:31 AM   #10
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Another vote against the body lift. Not only does it look crappy on JK's, but with a manual you could end up with problems like this guy:

Problem shifting after installing 2.5" Coil lift kit & 1" Body Lift.

You'd be much better off adding spacers, or something like the TF leveling kit.
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Old 03-15-2012, 11:34 AM   #11
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i too was thinking about a body lift,,,,,,,, till i saw one in person,,, that changed my mind in a hurry,,,, dont do it.
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Old 03-15-2012, 11:40 AM   #12
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Small body lifts are useful and functional on TJ's and YJ's...they are a tool used to create clearance for tucking the drivetrain and gas tank and you'd be hard-pressed to notice one. JK's can't make use of that extra clearance and besides, body lifts look much worse and are much more noticeable on JK's.

If you're going for looks, a 2" body lift should be one of the items on the list of stuff you DON'T want. It's unfortunate you're just posing--Jeeps are awfully fun in the territory they were meant to be in.
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Old 03-15-2012, 12:35 PM   #13
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Thank you for the information, I was not really feeling good about the body lifts. Since I am not ready to take it off road, I guess I will be a poser. LOL
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Yeah I wouldn't do it and if you were going to do it which I don't recommend and you really really want to then do an inch. Also it's not recommended to do suspension and body such as your debating. If your looking for more height go with 35's they will add height if you don't already have a set.
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Look how awful.

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Old 03-15-2012, 03:36 PM   #16
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Thank you for the information, I was not really feeling good about the body lifts. Since I am not ready to take it off road, I guess I will be a poser. LOL
Forget the poser junk. You'll take if off road eventually, trust me. Jeeps are insidious that way.

And even if you don't, it's YOUR Jeep. Do with it what you want.

But don't get caught up in the "higher is better" mindset without knowing what you're getting into. You've already got a 2.5" lift on your Jeep, which can accommodate up to 35" tires.

35" tires, however, carry a lot of extra expenses. For one, with an '08, you'll need to spend ~ $1500 to regear, or the Jeep will be a total dog on the highway. You'll also need to buy a bumper with a rear tire carrier, or a standalone tire carrier such as the OR-FAB, to handle the weight of your spare. A sleeve and gusset job on the front axle would be necessary if you plan on wheeling it. And your mileage will suck even worse than it does now.

Lift over 3" bring similar problems. New driveshafts, adjustable control arms and adjustable track bars, etc.

And lifts over 3" start to look goofy with 33" tires.

At 2.5", you're pretty much at the perfect height for 33's, which look damn good on a Jeep, IMO. Anything more is gonna set your wallet on fire. If that's what you wanna do, fine. Like I said, it's your rig. Just know where the mines are before you stroll out into the field.
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OP, x2 for candor! and i'll agree body lifts (a) don't look right and (2) well there's just a better way to do things... but as has been said.. it's yours who gives a crap what everyone else says, forget that it's a mall crawler crap, do what you want and be proud of it...

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Forget the poser junk. You'll take if off road eventually, trust me. Jeeps are insidious that way.

And even if you don't, it's YOUR Jeep. Do with it what you want.

But don't get caught up in the "higher is better" mindset without knowing what you're getting into. You've already got a 2.5" lift on your Jeep, which can accommodate up to 35" tires.

35" tires, however, carry a lot of extra expenses. For one, with an '08, you'll need to spend ~ $1500 to regear, or the Jeep will be a total dog on the highway. You'll also need to buy a bumper with a rear tire carrier, or a standalone tire carrier such as the OR-FAB, to handle the weight of your spare. A sleeve and gusset job on the front axle would be necessary if you plan on wheeling it. And your mileage will suck even worse than it does now.

Lift over 3" bring similar problems. New driveshafts, adjustable control arms and adjustable track bars, etc.

And lifts over 3" start to look goofy with 33" tires.

At 2.5", you're pretty much at the perfect height for 33's, which look damn good on a Jeep, IMO. Anything more is gonna set your wallet on fire. If that's what you wanna do, fine. Like I said, it's your rig. Just know where the mines are before you stroll out into the field.
and this isn't bad advice either, don't think it's been said better yet...
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So I guess you are all saying take the 1.25 RC body lift off.



I have had it on for 2 months and absolutely no problems. On a JK you don't need mml. The radiator moves with the body so you don't even have to mess with it. No shifting problems with the auto. With the bumper relocation bracket you can't see the pucs from the rear. They are not noticeable from the sides. The only thing one might notice is the gaps over the tires where the plastic separates.
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:44 PM   #19
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1.25" is really the max without doing mods. not to mention it throw the looks off because the seams start showing.
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Look how awful.

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Old 03-15-2012, 10:30 PM   #21
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Thank u guys for the comments.
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:42 PM   #22
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Body lifts look horrible in my opinion. I am saving up for a good suspension lift
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Rspangler0306 if ur looking to make it for looks try matchin ur color wit the lifts kits skyjacker parts come in red to give it lil more look to it
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So I guess you are all saying take the 1.25 RC body lift off.



I have had it on for 2 months and absolutely no problems. On a JK you don't need mml. The radiator moves with the body so you don't even have to mess with it. No shifting problems with the auto. With the bumper relocation bracket you can't see the pucs from the rear. They are not noticeable from the sides. The only thing one might notice is the gaps over the tires where the plastic separates.
Not saying to do anything to YOUR rig but body lifts don't do it for me. To each their own I guess. Whenever asked "if i should" then I suggest no.

IMO they serve no purpose other than clearing bigger tires. They are cheaper than suspension lifts (probably why people go this route), give no off road performance gains, raise the COG and when done wrong they look bad. I.E. skateboard Jeep above. I can't even believe the shop that built it entered in that car show. I'd be embarassed.

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Old 08-27-2012, 05:08 PM   #25
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Wait wait wait, does all this mean the Full Traction 2" leveling kit is a body lift??
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Coz if that's the case, I might not want to set it up... I've had it for 4-5 months, still in the box! Haven't found the time/skill/people to set it up with I'm starting to think that might be a good thing though...
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Some folks here have their regional blinders on. For those of us who don't reside in dry rocky landscapes like Arizona, a body lift is a bit more useful than to only add clearence for larger tires. Here in Florida we get rain(and by the buckets full this summer), we wheel in deep mud puddles, flooded trails. I found that 1.25" of additional cab height was on occasion, the difference between a fun day wheeling or going home and cleaning stinky muddy swamp water out of the floorboards at the end of the day instead of cracking some coldies with the rest the group.
With the bumper relocation bracket you can't even tell there's a BL. It looks as if its a part of the total 2.5 suspension lift. Agreed, that anything over the 1.25 would begin to look akward and unsightly.
We have no rocks to climb here.....so why would I even think of going over 3" of suspension lift and throwing good money over bad changing out shafts and other suspension components when i dont need to.
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Wait wait wait, does all this mean the Full Traction 2" leveling kit is a body lift??
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Coz if that's the case, I might not want to set it up... I've had it for 4-5 months, still in the box! Haven't found the time/skill/people to set it up with I'm starting to think that might be a good thing though...
Nope. That's a "budget boost." It's an inexpensive suspension lift in which you place spacers on top of your existing coils. It's not a body lift.
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I'm with damndirtydog on this one. I'm going to install a 1" body lift to help clean out the mud off the frame. I spend way to much time cleaning mud from between the frame and body.

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