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Old 12-27-2010, 10:03 PM   #1
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3 inch body lift

I want to do a 3 inch body lift on my 99 Tj sport. What would you guys recommend I'm looking for a kit that will have everything I need in it.

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Old 12-27-2010, 10:09 PM   #2
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Ebay has a rugged ridge body lift 3". Looks like everything you need. 99.95 free shipping.

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Old 12-27-2010, 10:11 PM   #3
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Any body lift over 1.25" is a bad idea. Do a budget boost not a body lift.
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Old 12-27-2010, 10:17 PM   #4
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I just ordered a BB 2" with shocks (Skyjacker) for $250. Body lift not that great on a Wrangler?? I had body lifts on Tahoes, new to Jeepin.
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Old 12-27-2010, 10:23 PM   #5
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I'm gonna look into that bb skyjacker is two inches enough to run 33's ?
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Old 12-27-2010, 10:26 PM   #6
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Anything over 1.25" has the potential be a total nightmare...not to mention they leave a huge ugly gap between the body and the frame and you can do a 2" budget boost for pretty close to the same price which will look much better and won't cause near as many headaches.

For clearing 33's...2" is pushing it...you'd need some pretty long bump stop extensions or something or you're gonna eat your flares. I'd go for a 2" BB + 1.25" body lift and maybe a 1" motor mount lift so you won't have to raise your fan shroud.
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Old 12-27-2010, 10:38 PM   #7
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Look at the "Stickie" section of the forum for some great reviews on lifts and pay attention to the bad review on others.
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Old 12-28-2010, 12:39 PM   #8
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I am running 32/11.5 with no rubbing issues no. I am bone stock. I just want a taller look that a 2" will give me. The kit come with bump stops and all. Lookin forward to hopefully posting before and after pics. Not positive about the fit of the 33s. I have a four banger, I'mafraid to go with the 33s cause I ain't got no giddy up anyways!!
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3 inch body lift is not good. I would put the lame sign up but the last time I did that I ruffled someone's panties.
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Old 12-28-2010, 01:45 PM   #10
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3 inch body lift is not good. I would put the lame sign up but the last time I did that I ruffled someone's panties.
I hearby rename you "Panty ruffler"
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I ran 33" under a 2003 Rubicon with nothing more than budget boost, stock shocks (until I replaced them) and never had anyproblem on rough trails around here in NH with stuffing them and with JKS quicker disconnects.
Finally replaced everything with 3" lift and took out the BB's...no body lift, running 33 x 12.5 Cepek Crushers and have yet to have any problem with space in there.
With budget boost there is no need for any engine drop, tranfer case drop, none of that...don't worry about any of that until you go to a real 'lift kit' over 3" . then the fun begins.....
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Sounds like a bb is the one for me right now, thanks everyone for all the help.
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Any body lift over 1.25" is a bad idea. Do a budget boost not a body lift.
I concur.
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Old 12-28-2010, 04:06 PM   #14
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I ran 33" under a 2003 Rubicon with nothing more than budget boost, stock shocks (until I replaced them) and never had anyproblem on rough trails around here in NH with stuffing them and with JKS quicker disconnects.
Finally replaced everything with 3" lift and took out the BB's...no body lift, running 33 x 12.5 Cepek Crushers and have yet to have any problem with space in there.
With budget boost there is no need for any engine drop, tranfer case drop, none of that...don't worry about any of that until you go to a real 'lift kit' over 3" . then the fun begins.....
Which bb did u have. Any chance u could post a link.
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Most BBs are essentially the same. The difference is in the shocks.
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With a BB there IS a chance you will have driveline vibrations. Whether you decide to go the transfer case drop route or the MML, it's your decision. But don't let anybody tell you that you won't have vibs with just a BB. Every Jeep is different.
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With a BB there IS a chance you will have driveline vibrations. Whether you decide to go the transfer case drop route or the MML, it's your decision. But don't let anybody tell you that you won't have vibs with just a BB. Every Jeep is different.
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