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Old 07-26-2010, 04:41 PM   #1
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Smile 3" body + 2 coil spring spacers

Hey all,

Im new to the lift idea and just go a new 04 unlimited TJ. I have a 3" body lift that was given to me, and am interested in getting a 2" coil spring spacer lift.

My questions is can i do that and still be pretty safe? and what else would i need to make this happen?

1. Would it be better to just put the 3" body lift on and forget aboutthe coil springs lift?

2. Would it be better for the coil springs and forget about the body?

I am just using it for a daily driver mainly - havent done much off roading. Just wondering what else i would need steering stabilizers, etc.

and which option would be best - use them both, or only use one and if so which one?

thanks so much.

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Old 07-26-2010, 04:53 PM   #2
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body lifts in excess of 2" are kinda pointless, and they look like doodoo. You gonna run into so many things that need to be extended to compensate for the body being 3" higher.

What size tire do you have on the jeep?

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Old 07-26-2010, 04:54 PM   #3
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Who ever gave you the 3" body lift wised up... I'd give it to some one else. There is no reason to do more than a 1" body lift. The coil spacers won't be an issue at all and shouldn't require anything more than an alignment.
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there was a smile next to "3 inch body lift" for the first time in history.
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Old 07-26-2010, 04:58 PM   #5
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I was wanting to run 33" tires, but would like to eventually move up to 35's. Which would look better with the tires. The 2" coil spring spacers or the 3" body?
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1st off you CAN NOT (!) fit 35's under 2" of lift. 2nd there is a lot more involvement with 35's than just the lift. Do some reading:
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Old 07-26-2010, 06:32 PM   #7
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If you have a way to cut them and the bolts down straight just cut down to an inch or so and use it!
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Old 07-26-2010, 07:06 PM   #8
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Throw the 3" body lift in the trash and don't give it another thought. Nothing wrong with adding some coil spacers, but you should not go over 1" or 1.25" on a BL on a TJ. Body lifts that high are lame . . . a ton of things will have to be addressed for it to work . . . your Jeep will look like crap . . . all other Jeepers will mock you . . . and that's if you don't have problems or safety issues related to it. If you want to run 33's now, just add the 2" coil spacers and a 1" BL and you should have enough to clear the 33's . . . then when you are ready for 35's you can throw on either a lift, do some triming or add some tube fenders and clear the 35's. The 1" BL also makes things like tummy tucks and raised gas tank skids easier to install in the future . . . just don't go over 1.25" BL and you'll be golden.
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Old 07-26-2010, 07:15 PM   #9
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As others have said above, don't install that 3" body lift which is perhaps the most universally advised-against thing you can install onto a Wrangler. Sell it or trash it but don't install it. 3" body lifts are not only the worst possible way to get a Jeep that tall, they also cause the most problems getting things working right afterwards. The transmission shifter has to be bent, the transfer case shifter mounting bracket has to be relocated, fuel hoses have to be extended, and the brake lines need to be extended. Then the steering shaft angle will be too steep so it would need to be worked on too plus the engine fan shroud would need to be lowered 3" to align with the engine fan since the engine does not get raised with a body lift..

A 1" body lift is fine, it doesn't cause problems. A 2" is only installed as a last resort because it causes some of the above problems, just not all of them.

Stick with suspension lifts for your desired lift height and only use a body lift as a minor boost.

Not to mention that it is the suspension lift that helps offroad together with it provideing additional ground clearance. A body lift doesn't help offroad, other than added tire clearance, and nether does a body lift provide any additional ground clearance.

Bottom line? Get rid of that 3" body lift and go a different route.
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Hey all,

Im new to the lift idea and just go a new 04 unlimited TJ. I have a 3" body lift that was given to me, and am interested in getting a 2" coil spring spacer lift.
There's a reason it was "just given to you"...... Now it's your turn to "just give it" to someone else......
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I like jwm1986's advice. Don't trash the body lift, hang onto it and cut it down if you decide in the future that you want or need some body lift.

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all other Jeepers will mock you
Sucks that guys like me get mocked by "all other Jeepers" because I wasn't as educated back then. Guess some folks like to get their laughs at the expense of others lack of education or experience. It's cool, I'll get the suspension at some point, will just have to endure the mocking from my fellow Jeepers until then.
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Cut the 3" BL pucks to 1 1/2- 2" max. Then you can use them with no "major" complications. Make sure to use the right grade bolts! Some kits are cheap and come with cheap bolts. You don't want to stop in a hurry and have the body slide a bit. LOL.
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I like jwm1986's advice. Don't trash the body lift, hang onto it and cut it down if you decide in the future that you want or need some body lift.
Sucks that guys like me get mocked by "all other Jeepers" because I wasn't as educated back then. Guess some folks like to get their laughs at the expense of others lack of education or experience. It's cool, I'll get the suspension at some point, will just have to endure the mocking from my fellow Jeepers until then.

You misunderstand the mocking part. You will be mocked because your Jeep will look like sh*t with a 3" BL. You asked a question and are choosing to do it your way anyway, and ignore the answers that were based on experience. So be it!
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I'm not the person that asked the first question, I only responded!! I guess mine already looks like sh*t btw, if you'd go back and read this thread again. Oh and I didn't ask any questions.
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I'm not the person that asked the first question, I only responded!! I guess mine already looks like sh*t btw, if you'd go back and read this thread again. Oh and I didn't ask any questions.

Sincerely sorry!!!!! Must have been a brain fart.
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3" Body Lift is extreme booty fab-listen to everyone!Ghetto-fabulous bad modification.1" BL,2" Coil spring spacer=3"!Much safer,and will clear 33" tires without looking BOBO!

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