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Old 12-07-2008, 03:02 PM   #1
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Alright, so I'm gonna put a body lift on my jeep. I was searching online and it doesn't really look that difficult. Is it really as easy as it looks or are there some tricks to doing it. I really don't have much experience working on stuff like this but I don't want to pay somebody to do it if I can do it myself. Is it pretty straight forward by just following the directions, or are there other things to do that they don't put in directions? How long would it take somebody who has very little experience to do a project like this?

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my only input would be is how experienced are you with stubborn bolts? its nice and easy till a body mount is rusted in. experienced person will usually get it out without breaking it, but when an inexperienced person breaks the bolt, they get some experience in extracting broken bolts for a couple hours.

budget boost suspension lift is better in my opinion than body lift for cheap quick lift, if you already haven't done suspension lift.

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as long as you have basic hand tools, a 1" bl is pretty simple. I did mine in about 2 hours
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Old 12-07-2008, 03:15 PM   #5
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i already have the suspension lift, but i was just wanting a little more clearence. would putting a 1" BL on change anything on the inside of my jeep, such as my gear shifter? would it be one inch shorter?
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Old 12-07-2008, 03:21 PM   #6
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A 1" body lift rarely affects the shifter (when it does, it can restrict its throw a tad) but it can, a little. If that happens, there are a couple easy fixes.

The only "trick" to definitely remember is to NOT remove all of the bolts on both sides at once when installing the body lift. When installing the spacers on one side after lifting the body with a jack, make sure there are still a couple bolts loosely threaded in on the other side. That way the body won't slide out of position when you jack up the side you're working on, creating a difficult task of getting it repositioned so all of the bolts and bolt holes line up again.

Finally, there's no need to spend extra $$$ for a high-end body lift. A basic body lift like from Performance Accessories costs less yet is first-class quality that will hold up and "perform" (nothing to perform on a body lift really) just as well.
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Its unlikely but you might have small problem shifting in the back gears which might require my mod to be fixed.
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/2nd-...-up-10900.html

Also read above post what Jerry said. Very critical you only remove the bolts on one side at a time, and not all of them at the same time.
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Keep us posted on how you make out. I've only ever done suspension lifts but I'd like to see how you do.
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Keep us posted on how you make out. I've only ever done suspension lifts but I'd like to see how you do.
ok, i will. it might be a little while before i can do it but when i do i'll let everyone know how it turns out.
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Keep us posted on how you make out. I've only ever done suspension lifts but I'd like to see how you do.
A body lift was the first mod i did to my jeep and it was very easy. I did 2" of bl too.
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A body lift was the first mod i did to my jeep and it was very easy. I did 2" of bl too.
Did you run into any issues as far as, brakelines, steering shaft, shifter, etc... Just curious, I'm looking for a TJ now.
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Did you run into any issues as far as, brakelines, steering shaft, shifter, etc... Just curious, I'm looking for a TJ now.

No sir, my 2" BL that i got from ebay for like 80 bucks came with absolutely everything.

relocation brackets..> steering shaft and fuel hose extension.. everything was good. I did need to cut a bit of the radiator bracket since i have AC however that was a piece of cake.

What price tag are you looking at? Take a look at Mr Cs rig.. he wants like 9.5 grand for his and its built from the ground up. Recommended

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