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Old 04-11-2009, 08:50 AM   #1
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If this aint a newby question i dont know what is

My jeep is lifted I suppose since it has 33's on it or is it possible it's not lifted? I looked under and saw nothing but stock parts with the Mopar lable still on them. So how can I teel? Is it a body lift or suspension lift????????

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So us some pics and if you look at the back and you see the bumper is not connected to the body, and there is a little black bar between the bumper and the body, it has a body lift.

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Are there spacers above the coils? Between body and frame?
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Old 04-11-2009, 09:02 AM   #4
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pics would be helpful. also, morpar does "make" a lift kit for wranglers (it is actually made by Rubicon Express, mopar just slaps their sitcker and price tag on it)
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Stupid question since I am still learning here, which is better? My jeep is my daily driver and I eventually want to go up 2" and add 31's. I just want enough to do some trail riding.
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Old 04-11-2009, 09:58 AM   #6
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2" spacer lift (also called a budget boost or BB) is inexpensive and functional. it will allow you to easily fit 31's. you can also buy a set of 2" lift springs and a set of longer shocks.
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you can run 31s on an unlifted jeep, i run bfgoodrich all terrain and their 31x10.5 and i dont have a lift,
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Thank-you jgano, I have to save my pennies first and I am going to keep my eye on craigslist for a set of 31's next month and put those on first since I know they will fit on my stock rims.
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you can run 31s on an unlifted jeep, i run bfgoodrich all terrain and their 31x10.5 and i dont have a lift,
Thanks, I posted on the tire threads to make sure the 31x10.5's will fit on my 15x7 rims with 4.5 backspacing and was told yes so I am happy I did not waste money on those rims.
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you can run 31s on an unlifted jeep, i run bfgoodrich all terrain and their 31x10.5 and i dont have a lift,
The problem with that is if you go offroad with any earnest at all, you're chewing up your flares. For the street it's probably not a big deal, other than looking like it can't go offroad....
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Cave's right. I ran my 31s without a lift for a very short time. There's no space for flex. I tossed a BB on there before my tires and flares started to eat each other.
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So us some pics and if you look at the back and you see the bumper is not connected to the body, and there is a little black bar between the bumper and the body, it has a body lift.
Yeah it's got the little black bar.
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My plans are to put a 2 in. BB lift with the tires. I am not sure what lift I want, but I cannot do it now. I have moving expenses coming up. But at least I have my jeep.
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you, uhhhh, gonna get them pics up soon?
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My plans are to put a 2 in. BB lift with the tires. I am not sure what lift I want, but I cannot do it now. I have moving expenses coming up. But at least I have my jeep.
Add a 1" body lift on your Jeep for some more room to flex that suspension. A good body lift will only run you $90-$135 and is SIMPLE to install. I installed mine in less than 45 minutes, including the radiator fan shroud relocation brackets, and the transfer case shifter relocation bracket. I wouldn't go anywhere over 2" with a body lift though, in fact, I'd stay with a max body lift of 1.25". That's just my opinion though, some guys run 2" body lifts and love them. Some run 3" body lifts and love them. I think 1" is fine. And post some pics of this girl!!!
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Add a 1" body lift on your Jeep for some more room to flex that suspension. A good body lift will only run you $90-$135 and is SIMPLE to install. I installed mine in less than 45 minutes, including the radiator fan shroud relocation brackets, and the transfer case shifter relocation bracket. I wouldn't go anywhere over 2" with a body lift though, in fact, I'd stay with a max body lift of 1.25". That's just my opinion though, some guys run 2" body lifts and love them. Some run 3" body lifts and love them. I think 1" is fine. And post some pics of this girl!!!
Do you have a suggestion for a 1.25" body lift?
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I certainly wouldn't spend the extra $$$ for a Daystar 1.25" BL, 1/4" more isn't enough to even think/worry about. The well proven tried and true Performance Accessories 1" body lift selling for around $80 is pretty well the standard. Mine has been installed 11-12 years now and there's certainly no valid reason to spend more than what it costs.
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I certainly wouldn't spend the extra $$$ for a Daystar 1.25" BL, 1/4" more isn't enough to even think/worry about. The well proven tried and true Performance Accessories 1" body lift selling for around $80 is pretty well the standard. Mine has been installed 11-12 years now and there's certainly no valid reason to spend more than what it costs.
I have the same 1" PA body lift. It was a brainless install. I'm very happy with it, and hope to get 11-12 years out of it as well!!
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I am sorry, I am getting a little confused here. So are you guys putting on a body lift as well as a spring lift? And if so why do both?
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Adding a 1" body lift to a suspension lift is not required or always recommended, it's just an easy inexpensive way to gain a tad more clearance for larger tires when required. A 3" suspension lift plus a 1" body lift also gives a very slightly lower center-of-gravity than a 4" suspension lift does.
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I am sorry, I am getting a little confused here. So are you guys putting on a body lift as well as a spring lift? And if so why do both?
Gives you a little bit more room when your suspension is articulating so you don't end up tearing up your flares. You can adjust your suspension limits with bumpstops, but getting that body up off the frame even an inch lets your suspension flex that much more. It's easy, cheap lift.
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Dang, Jerry, you're FAST!! lol....
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Along with give you the space to run a tummy tuck and more armor
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Holy crap this thread has been Hijacked all to hell.
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Along with give you the space to run a tummy tuck and more armor

Very good point, and it also allows for a Motor Mount Lift to alleviate any vibes the coils/spacers give you......
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Gives you a little bit more room when your suspension is articulating so you don't end up tearing up your flares. You can adjust your suspension limits with bumpstops, but getting that body up off the frame even an inch lets your suspension flex that much more. It's easy, cheap lift.
Thanks, I think I am going to do what I planned and go with a 2" BB with the 31's. Decisions decisions.
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Speaking of hijacking, did you see they rescued the captain being held hostage?


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Speaking of hijacking, did you see they rescued the captain being held hostage?


Yep, that's why I made reference to the Navy SEALS.......3 dead pirates, all in a day's work!!

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