I'm hoping to get a 2" body lift sometime next week...but...i'd like some suggestions as to what to go with. Trying to keep the lift around $200. what additional items, if any, will i need to buy in order to do it right? ( such as brake line extender, steering shaft extender, stuff like that maybe?) I KNOW THERE IS A STICKY FOR LIFTS BUT THEY SEEM TO BE ABOUT SUSPENSION LIFTS NOT BL'S. Any help is appreciated.
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Body lifts don't affect brake lines steering, driveline angles etc... You should stick with a 1-1.25" BL that way you can pair it with an MML so you don't have to mess with the radiator shroud.
With at 2" BL you would have more problems with the t-case linkage and if you have a manual you may have problems with the shifter hitting the tub. You would also have to use some kind of lowering brackets for the fan shroud.
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If you've been reading the forum the last few months you'll see a lot of jeepers taking off body lifts. Anything over 1" caused more problems and they make the jeep look cheap. Save your money for gas and enjoy the ride.
Trust me think about that body lift. I just removed a 3 inch body lift and went back to 1 inch and 3 inch was horrible. Take it from me do NOT go over 1.25 body lift you will thank us all later for saving you the PITA that would follow.
I had to remove all radiator brackets and Broke my fan shroud!! I have cut all around my shifter to get it setup for the 3 inch now I don't need those cuts. My ac wiring was strained the AC cuts off and on when I hit bumps. Transfer case linkage was all jacked up even with the supplied bracket. It came apart when I engaged it lost all bolts and fittings driving down the road and could not engage my 4 wheel drive until I worked all that out.
You could be fine with 2 but I would not advise you to do that . 1.25 is plenty without making all those changes. If you need more flex get tube fenders they look cooler and give you plenty of flex room!