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Old 04-20-2013, 10:15 PM   #1
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Body lift??

Well I was planning on putting a 4" suspension lift in my 01 but the more I keep reading into all the posts about suspension lifts kinda worrying me! I don't wanna deal with vibration issues and adding the costs of driveshafts, and sye's. I am a truck person and have had many lifted superfluous and trucks and never really had the issues that I hear these jeeps entail. It's my 1st jeep and I just got it 3 or 4 days ago! I do not like how low it sits on the 30" tires. Soooooo what can i do to run a Lil bigger tire and make the jeep a Lil more beefier with tires? Will a 3" body lift work for me? I have the 5 spd manual trans and a 4.0 liter. Also if installing these body lifts they have out there. What in the world happens to the transfer case shifter? And the stickshift? Won't these get shorter and not work? Wow I'm list and confused here! Hope someone can help me out!

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Old 04-20-2013, 10:21 PM   #2
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I wouldn't do anything over a 1" body lift. You can combo your order though. Do a 1" body lift and a 2.5-3" suspension lift to allow you room for 33" tires. Throw in a 1" motor mount lift and you won't have to drop the transfer case skid as much or at all.

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Old 04-20-2013, 10:31 PM   #3
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Will doing a 2 1-2 or 3" cause me to have to put on a sye and those double cardan drivwshafts?? I do see these threads about the one combo but then you read another thread that someone else has wrote they say you have to add these sye.. Also when installing a 1" body lift what happens to the transfer case shifter? It does not look like it will suck down like the stick shift in the trans will.??
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:39 PM   #4
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You don't have to, but you may need to drop your transfer case a bit to keep your driveline angles in check. I ran a 3" suspension + 1" bodylift for a couple of years and dropped my TC 3/8" with washers. It wasn't all that noticeable and got rid of the vibrations for me. I know some folks that didn't have to drop it at all.

The kit you get from JKS will have a bracket for your linkage. I hated hearing it rub my tub and opted to replace it with a cable shifter. Other things that you may need to do would be to modify your console so you can shift into 2, 4, and R with a manual by moving it back or cutting the bezel. This is simple stuff compared to what needs to be done with a 3" body lift.
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Old 04-20-2013, 11:00 PM   #5
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I have a 2.5 BL and I run 32 they aren't the huge but they look good

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Old 04-21-2013, 08:39 AM   #6
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I have a 2.5" BB in the front and 1.5" in the back and I love it. I have zero issues and once I put the 1" bl on along with 4.10 gears I am going to 33's myself. But honestly, I'm riding on 31's now with 1.5" wheel spacers and it looks pretty sexy. I wouldn't go rock crawling with it but it is equally comfortable on the highway or the trail.

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