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Old 10-02-2009, 02:25 PM   #1
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Holy Body lift Batman

SO I go out to the Jeep @ Lunch, and another black TJ parked next to me. Never seen it here before, but anyways, it has the biggest body lift I've seen on a Jeep in person. I think its a 2 inch, but I'm not certain.

It looks ridiculous. But the reason for this thread isn't to bash someone else's decision. I'm just wanting to make sure the JKS won't look this bad...will it?

I've seen pics of others body lifts, but never seen one that you could spot from 30ft away.
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Old 10-02-2009, 02:30 PM   #2
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anything bigger than 1.75" - 2" starts to look pretty bad, imo. but that one has to be about 3.5" - 4"

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Old 10-02-2009, 02:32 PM   #3
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I may have to venture back out there with my tape measure. I was just in shock. I'm pretty sure I could fit my fist between the back bumper and the rear fender. so I guess it is >3 inches
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Old 10-02-2009, 02:34 PM   #4
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Yeah, that looks like 3" at least. Anything more than 1.25 is too much.
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Old 10-02-2009, 02:41 PM   #5
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Ok, so a 1.25 JKS won't stick out like a sore thumb like this one?

I am pretty much set on the JKS (only reason I want one at all is so I can armor the belly of the jeep.)
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Old 10-02-2009, 02:44 PM   #6
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IMO you be good. That is the BL I want for mine also, for the same reasons.
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If ya look around nobody makes more than 3'' anymore. They (far as I remember) were outlawed. a 1.25 JKS doesn't look bad. Ill go take a picture of the rear bumper on our two jeeps. BOTH have a 1.25 BL.
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you know some peoples 3" are differnet than others, to me that looks like a 10" body lift. and i think my gf would agree
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you know some peoples 3" are differnet than others, to me that looks like a 10" body lift. and i think my gf would agree
Gotta love creative measurements.

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Ill go take a picture of the rear bumper on our two jeeps. BOTH have a 1.25 BL.
That's be awesome.

I had to pick my jaw off the asphalt when I saw those massive spacers. I grabbed the g/f and said " tell me what's wrong here"

she got it right!
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I think it looks cool, the body/tub separation look is very in right now. I might pick one up if not for the good looks, but for the added safety of a 4" body lift....
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I think it looks cool, the body/tub separation look is very in right now. I might pick one up if not for the good looks, but for the added safety of a 4" body lift....
And you wonder why nobody waves at you
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Ok, so a 1.25 JKS won't stick out like a sore thumb like this one?
You be the judge, this is a 1.25" JKS BL:


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You be the judge, this is a 1.25" JKS BL:


oh, wow, now that is WAY different than the one I posted. I think mudslinger's math may be spot on.

Thanks for the pics. I'm reassured now.

There's not a well organized group of jeepers here, so I rely on this forum to answer most of my questions. (unless I want to bug Scott).

Island, you've just inspired another question.
What kind of Rocker protection is that you have? I see the OEM skirts (for lack of a better term) and then something beneath them. I need that, as I like the OEM skirts.
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oh, wow, now that is WAY different than the one I posted. I think mudslinger's math may be spot on.

Thanks for the pics. I'm reassured now.

There's not a well organized group of jeepers here, so I rely on this forum to answer most of my questions. (unless I want to bug Scott).

Island, you've just inspired another question.
What kind of Rocker protection is that you have? I see the OEM skirts (for lack of a better term) and then something beneath them. I need that, as I like the OEM skirts.
Nice Jeep, and in the second pic it looks like someones head with a blue face is rolling under the bumper.
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Old 10-02-2009, 05:36 PM   #15
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Island, you've just inspired another question.
What kind of Rocker protection is that you have? I see the OEM skirts (for lack of a better term) and then something beneath them. I need that, as I like the OEM skirts.
Those are Detours Drop-Kick Slyders. I chose them because I needed side protection, plus a functional step for my wife and kids. The Slyders mount exactly like the now defunct Jeeperman skids, so they are very easy to install. I've used them as jacking points and they take a beating well. Mine were specifically made to accommodate my 1.25 body lift. Click on link below.

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Old 10-02-2009, 06:30 PM   #16
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Alright, a different question then. What do you guys think of a 6" suspension lift with 35" tires looks? The Jeep is big and wide, but does it look bad or goofy?
You guys can chack out the pictures of my TJ in many situations here...
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The ride is good when it doesn't have DW. I am 6.3' it stands around 6'1". I am concerned with the way it will look with the tubers that are on their way. Do you guys think it will look to tall?
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Here's one for ya' Seen this on the Pipeline in the Nicolet Forest this spring.

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Old 10-02-2009, 06:52 PM   #18
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Here is another pic of just a JKS 1.25" lift

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Old 10-02-2009, 07:00 PM   #19
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Now that is a fine lookin jeep! It's even my favorite color.
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got occupied with wheel spacers and getting tires remounted so they quit going flat. Sorry not gotten pictures yet.
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when you need more room for bigger tire a 2-3" BL is ok IMO.
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Old 10-03-2009, 01:10 AM   #25
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A 1.25" BL and 1" MML is highly recommended. Looks fine, allows better tummy tuck and gas skid raise, more room in wheel wells, fairly cheap. No brainer and dead horse.

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