i have a stock suspension tj and im thinking about adding a body lift, ive seen that many people recommend 1 or 2 inch as a max. is there a concensus on this? are they safe when combined with coil spacer lifts? im thinking a two inch body lift with 2 inch coil spacer lift? also how hard are they to install?
on a personal level i hate the way they look. and a 2" body lift and 2" spacer lift is kinda hokey, save up for a real 4" suspension lift. just my opinion.
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I ran a 1.25" and it was okay.. took under 2hrs to install. Taller than that and 1. they leave a big ass gap, and 2. you have have to start adding other stuff to make them work, plus any slack in fuel lines or wires, etc.. is now maxed out when you get tall body lifts.. not worth the worry to me.
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I have a 2" spacer lift and a 1 1/4" body lift . No issues here. I wouldn't go over a 1 1/4" body lift IMO. I think what I have on mine looks great and it clears my tires. I did add a 1" motor mount to mine as well.
2002 Jeep Wrangler X, 2" Skyjacker lift, 1 1/4" JKS body lift, 1" JKS Motor Mount Lift, 12,000 Mile Marker winch.
If you want a couple inches I agree with the 1.250 limit on BL then add just a 1" or so coil spacer and you are over two inchs . Now with the body lift you could add a JKS budget MML instead of lowering your transfercase if you have any vibes and if you do have to it will be alot less of a drop . If you wanted say a Kilby fuel tank skid plate you would not need to buy their 1/2 spacer kit that lowers thei skid plate because you have the bl so your fuel tank will end up with more ground clearance . I just feel that the 1 1/4" BL opens the door to more options for the amount of time and money invested for starters and would not need to be replaced later if you decided you wanted to go taller.
05 TJ Rubicon 4.88s ,2" BDS, Bilstein 5100, Currie Currectlync , Savvy arms/Metalcloak Duroflex joints, JKS BL, 33"Cooper STT's, Mc front Track Bar
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Doesn't impact your drive line angles and is very easy to install. It is a safe method of raising your Jeep. Visually, not the most attractive way raise your Jeep due to unsightly gaps, especially from the rear.
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If you want 4" of lift, go with a 3" suspension lift and a 1" max body lift. 2" and taller body lifts just cause more installation grief. They cause transfer case and transmission shifting issues, you have to move the fan shroud as well, and just aren't worth the effort.
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over christmas break i installed a 1" PA BL with the 1" MML blocks from jks. besides my jeep being older and dealing with some seizing problems on the weld nuts of the tub, everything went very smoothly. had to shave 1/4" of the tub with a file to so i could stay in 2nd, 4th and Reverse. i'd suggest doing the mml too, then you know its a very slim chance of any vibrations occurring.(not that you'd expect it since its a bl and not a susp. lift, but if you don't like that excuse for the mml, it also raises your oil pan for better clearance and when you do the bl, you don't have to relocate the fan shroud either) a hacksaw and vise help out too with the motor mount bolts and adapters.
For a stock jeep, what is felt should be done to make it trail ready? No boulders to crawl around here, more hills and mud than anything.
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