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Old 08-09-2014, 07:33 AM   #1
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BL w/ 31's and shocks


Very soon I plan to purchase 31" tires with a 1" BL. I wanted to ask if a 1" BL will clear 31's with no problem/rubbing. The wheels will be 15x8's as well. I was thinking of purchasing the Daystar 1" BL. Seems to have decent reviews. Can't afford a suspension lift at this time.

Also, I was thinking about replacing my shocks as well during the process. I plan on installing myself. I was thinking of getting Bilstein replacement shocks for 0" of lift for a better ride. I wanted to confirm that these shocks meant for no lift will work with the BL. To my knowledge I would only need longer shocks if I were getting a 2" or higher suspension lift correct?? If I am wrong, please let me know. It was to my understanding that since I'll only be getting a BL which replaces the stock body mounts and such that shocks at the original height will still work.

Appreciate any help.

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Old 08-09-2014, 10:02 AM   #2
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Your rig will clear 31s stock. The body lift will not have any impact on shock length.

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Old 08-09-2014, 10:32 PM   #3
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Save your money and don't do the body lift. You will clear it no problem. The only issue I had is the width (assuming your going 31x10.5x15's). Mine rubbed on the control arms when I turned the steering to full lock. I'm sure you're already aware of the 5 minute washer trick. Mine just needed 1 washer behind each steering stop and fixed. No more rubbing.
97 Sahara 4.0 Auto. Hardtop and soft top, 2nd owner. General Grabber 265/70/15. BDS 2" Spring and shock lift kit
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Old 08-11-2014, 05:19 PM   #4
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Appreciate the tips guys. This will save me some money, which is always a good thing!
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Old 08-16-2014, 12:16 PM   #5
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Mine needed three washers...
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31" tires , bilstein , body lift , daystar

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