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Old 03-30-2011, 11:30 PM   #1
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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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Old 03-31-2011, 12:15 AM   #2
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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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Old 03-31-2011, 12:18 AM   #3
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Anything over a 1.25 BL is Not Recommended FYI.. But hey it's up to you
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why are 2" body lifts not recommended?
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Old 03-31-2011, 12:23 AM   #5
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why are 2" body lifts not recommended?
As I stated your going to run into more problems with fan shroud, t-case linkage, shifter and some other things. They also look a bit ridiculous IMO.
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Old 03-31-2011, 12:26 AM   #6
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oh ok. the one i just got but haven't installed came with extensions for all that stuff. the only reason i bought it is i need a little more room between the tires and the fender flares
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Send it back. Lol. 1.25 is as much body as anyone needs. Then save for a small suspension lift
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Old 03-31-2011, 12:38 AM   #8
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i just bought it. its already had 4 inches of suspension lift and 35's.
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Old 03-31-2011, 01:57 AM   #9
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Aight, cool. Go big or go home right!
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Old 03-31-2011, 08:07 AM   #10
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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.
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I think with 4" of suspension lift and a 1.25" body lift, you should be able to fully flex 35's....don't quote me on that, but I think around 5" of lift is what's recommended.
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Old 03-31-2011, 03:02 PM   #12
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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!
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Old 03-31-2011, 03:09 PM   #13
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Just a thought skip the body lift . Add coil spaces instead, a 2 inch will give you about 1 3/4 lift over your 4 u already got
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Old 03-31-2011, 03:25 PM   #14
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Just a thought skip the body lift . Add coil spaces instead, a 2 inch will give you about 1 3/4 lift over your 4 u already got

Yes do that over the body lift its so easy a cave man could do it!
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Old 03-31-2011, 03:30 PM   #15
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Oh yeah 100$ and your done
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:38 AM   #16
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Thanks everyone for the help. I think I'll stick with the 1.25. I'll post pics wen its done
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:43 AM   #17
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Thanks everyone for the help. I think I'll stick with the 1.25. I'll post pics wen its done
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:54 AM   #18
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No problem.. Look forward to pics

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