Body lift - Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 01-01-2014, 02:44 PM   #1
Newb
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 4
Body lift

I have a 2010 wrangler sport. I bought it with a 6" suspension lift already installed. I am now looking for 3" body lift. Any suggestions? I am female, not mechanically inclined, and new to the jeep world so any help would e greatly appreciated.

Thanks a million!!
Leah

LeahK is offline   Quote
Old 01-01-2014, 03:12 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
gecko4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: ontario
Posts: 897
You sure you want to do that? I thought yours looks great with the current lift.

gecko4 is offline   Quote
Old 01-01-2014, 03:14 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 204
I would avoid a body lift. I'd avoid a 3in body lift like the plague. What size tires are you planning to run that you'd need 9 inches of lift?!
Capndik is offline   Quote
Old 01-01-2014, 03:14 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 473
Are you trolling You don't need 3 more inches 6 is already a lot on a JK...
peanut09 is offline   Quote
Old 01-01-2014, 03:59 PM   #5
Newb
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 4
I have 35" tires on it with the 6" suspension lift. I wanted to add the extra body lift because my tires rub on the inner fender on the front. The body lift was suggested to fix that problem. So as you see the point of the extra 3" wasn't to see how high I could get it.
LeahK is offline   Quote
Old 01-01-2014, 04:19 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 473
Quote:
Originally Posted by LeahK View Post
I have 35" tires on it with the 6" suspension lift. I wanted to add the extra body lift because my tires rub on the inner fender on the front. The body lift was suggested to fix that problem. So as you see the point of the extra 3" wasn't to see how high I could get it.
Someone lied to you then as 35's will not rub with a 6" lift. You can run them with a 2.5 lift. Technically stock but they would rub with little flex.
Post up pics of your lift so we can help you figure out what is going on. A 3 inch body lift is a really bad way to go.
peanut09 is offline   Quote
Old 01-01-2014, 04:26 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
Stimac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 170
Quote:
Originally Posted by LeahK View Post
I have 35" tires on it with the 6" suspension lift. I wanted to add the extra body lift because my tires rub on the inner fender on the front. The body lift was suggested to fix that problem. So as you see the point of the extra 3" wasn't to see how high I could get it.
I have the 2.5" with 35's.. No rubbing. I have a feeling u may have 35's on stock wheels?? If so you will have to get wheel spacers. Spyders are good ones.
Or get new wheels with more back spacing if you got the $$ to spend.
Stimac is offline   Quote
Old 01-01-2014, 04:30 PM   #8
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 473
Good point mentioned about wheel spacers. Where and under what conditions to they rub? I noticed you posted pics of a black 2 door, if that is the jeep your talking about it does not have a 6 inch lift but it has more than enough lift for the tires. Something else is going on.
Post pics from front showing shock/axle area and show pics of control arms.
peanut09 is offline   Quote
Old 01-01-2014, 04:31 PM   #9
Jeeper
 
gecko4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: ontario
Posts: 897
I'm no pro, but I'd say you have a 2 1/2" or 3" lift by your pics on the other thread. It is hard to tell, knowing your tire size and wheel back spacing may help with solving your rubbing issue.
gecko4 is offline   Quote
Old 01-01-2014, 04:45 PM   #10
The Bad Guy

WF Supporting Member
 
daggo66's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: NJ exile living in Baltimore
Posts: 22,737
First of all, a 6" lift is extremely excessive on a JK. Adding a 3" body lift will introduce a huge list of problems with steering, transmission, and the transfer case. You have been getting some really bad advice.
__________________
Tom

"I've got two things in this world, my balls and my word and I don't break them for no one."
daggo66 is offline   Quote
Old 01-01-2014, 04:56 PM   #11
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 473
Quote:
Originally Posted by daggo66 View Post
First of all, a 6" lift is extremely excessive on a JK. Adding a 3" body lift will introduce a huge list of problems with steering, transmission, and the transfer case. You have been getting some really bad advice.
Technically the only real problem a body lift will induce is with the shifting linkage for the T-case. The real issue is it looks god aweful you can get away with it not looking too bad with only 1 inch but anyway you slice it she has been given bad info on what she actually has and how to fix the problem.
Edit: It does raise the center of gravity a little as well but not sure how much.
peanut09 is offline   Quote
Old 01-01-2014, 06:52 PM   #12
The Bad Guy

WF Supporting Member
 
daggo66's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: NJ exile living in Baltimore
Posts: 22,737
Quote:
Originally Posted by peanut09 View Post
Technically the only real problem a body lift will induce is with the shifting linkage for the T-case. The real issue is it looks god aweful you can get away with it not looking too bad with only 1 inch but anyway you slice it she has been given bad info on what she actually has and how to fix the problem.
Edit: It does raise the center of gravity a little as well but not sure how much.
"Technically" the discussion was a 3" body lift. All of those components will certainly be affected.
__________________
Tom

"I've got two things in this world, my balls and my word and I don't break them for no one."
daggo66 is offline   Quote
Old 01-02-2014, 07:21 AM   #13
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
Bbannongmu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Earth
Posts: 742
Back to the OP's point. I saw your Jeep on another thread - looks like 2.5-3" of lift with aftermarket rims. Show us some pics of the rubbing at full steering lock each way and try jumping up on something like a curb to get some flex to take some pics too. Is it just the plastic airdam in the front? If so you can trim the airdam or do what many of us have done- grab it and rip it off. It may or may not introduce hood flutter.
If it isn't the airdam and it is really rubbing on the wheel well, we'll need more info/pics to come up with suggestions. You might just need a few coul spring spacers or you rims might not have the correct back spacing (need around 4.5")

__________________
"Trust me, I'm with the government..."

2013 JKU Sahara - 2inch Rancho Sport "Plus", 295/70R18 Cooper Discoverer ST MAXX and some other good stuff
Bbannongmu is offline   Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:12 AM.


User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2015 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC