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Old 04-08-2008, 01:23 AM   #1
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Exclamation lift info

i thought it would be good to have a post that states what is recomended for whatever lift size you want (2,3,4,6,8, inch etc) and if other adjustments are nessesary. track bars,bump stops, MML's, extended brack lines etc. this way people can have a better idea of what they can afford, and how much work is required for DIY

feel free to add whatever information. and someone can sticky it they want. i see these questions consistenly enough to have a thread with this type of information.

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ill take the two inch lift.....
there are a few choices
you can get a BB lift, which is spacer on top of the springs, this is preferably with new longer shocks, it doesnt matter who you get the spacers from because they are all the same, but the shocks are what matters, it is best to get the expensive shocks and OME is seemed to be best liked, this will be about $250 and 1/2 a days work no other parts are necessary although longer and quick disconnects are always preferred


second you buy new springs like the www.rustysoffraod.com kit, this willt akt eh same amount of time as the BB and require the same extras (basicly none) it will get you a lot better ride if you have old shocks and will raise the height 2" over stocka s opposed to 2" over present height (due to spring sag) costs about $300-500 depending on how you piece together the kit

lastly you could get a 2" BL, this is when you lift just the body and put pucks between the frame and the body, some people do not recommend it but i have it and its fine, it also takes about 1/2 a day, but make sure to read the directions at www.4x4xplor.com b/c most kits come with awful directions idk why. This costs about $120 and can be done with or without a MML but it is recommend to get the MML if you ever think you will be getting suspension lift on your jeep. This costs $120 and the MML is optional at about $30-75

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Old 04-08-2008, 04:51 PM   #3
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ill take the two inch lift.....snip...
I would just add a couple things re: 2" lift. Normally there is no need for a transfer case drop or a sye. However, if you get vibes you may need to, but it seems to be rarely needed. The 2" lift will fit 32x11.50 tires - better if you use a 3.75 - 4" BS wheel or wheel spacers. However, some people prefer to use 31" tires to achieve more flex. If you have 3.73 gearing you should be fine, but going to a higher ratio like 4.11 or 4.56 is an option.
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Old 04-08-2008, 08:20 PM   #4
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what about the 3'' bb?? what you guys thank about them i just got them to day
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i didnt know they were made, and i would think there's a few thing u may end up needing to buy such as a track bar or something but you'll see
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Old 04-08-2008, 11:17 PM   #6
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they come with 2'' bb and 1'' bb so it makes 3'' and track bars where do i find them?? is that all i need??
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Just to add to top.. the stock shocks can be used for 2" lift or less



with 3" lifts..

longer brake lines are recommended if you run with disconnected sway bars
adjustable front track bar is not required but highly recommended also. For the rear trackbar many use relocation brackets and that seems to be working out great. Some tcase drop might be needed to stop or lower vibrations. New longer sway bar links are also needed.

3" spring kit.. obviously new springs, new shocks are needed and everything above

3" spacer lift kit... new bump stop extensions and new shocks and everything above



4" coil lift (i've never seen 4" spacer lift)

new adjustable control arms are highly recommended to adjust pinion angle. People running stock control arms report the bump stops rubbing against the springs.

CV and SYE is highly recommended however it can be ran with a larger tcase drop.

obviously longer brake lines are needed if ran disconnected however relocation brackets can also be used, also longer front and rear antisway bar links are needed.

for front a relocation bracket can be used however it is highly recomended to use a new adjustable track bar made for that amount of lift

For the rear the same bracket is used as a 3" lift kit. or a new adjustable track bar can be used
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4" coil lift (i've never seen 4" spacer lift)
2'' bb and 2'' bl or 1'' bb and 3'' bl.. =D hell you can get 5'' without changing coils if you wanted to
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2'' bb and 2'' bl or 1'' bb and 3'' bl.. =D hell you can get 5'' without changing coils if you wanted to
actually you can change 6" without changing the stock coils and if you're willing to stack the spacers, the world is open for more lift lol but no as you can see above i was talking about suspension lifts.. i thought it was obvious as i was talking about suspension lifts, not bl but anyhow...

while you're at it, stack 2-3 3" coil spacers together, put 2 3" body lifts together and be happy
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actually you can change 6" without changing the stock coils and if you're willing to stack the spacers, the world is open for more lift lol but no as you can see above i was talking about suspension lifts.. i thought it was obvious as i was talking about suspension lifts, not bl but anyhow...

while you're at it, stack 2-3 3" coil spacers together, put 2 3" body lifts together and be happy
that would be SOOOO ugly.. i dont even like my 1.25'' bl.. and i keep trying to convince my gfs dad into swapping out his 3'' bl for a real lift..

and forget stackin bbs when i can just adjust my acos spacers =p
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My 4" sus. kit came with a trac bar relocation bracket- IMO never install this. An adjustable trac bar is well worth the money and can be used with upgrade kits later on. 33's never rub with this size lift and seems to be a great combination for daily drivers.

4" kits do put you on the verge of many upgrades. For example, SYE and CV, regearing, etc. These all will improve performance but are not totally mandatory with some kits.
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that would be SOOOO ugly.. i dont even like my 1.25'' bl
My 2" BL looks better than ur 1.25.. the rear bumper flips over to cover up the gaps, the stock steps frames also flip over and cover up the gaps. With my front SRC bumper, you can hardly tell i have a bl. Many that dont have experience cant tell the difference.
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My 2" BL looks better than ur 1.25.. the rear bumper flips over to cover up the gaps, the stock steps frames also flip over and cover up the gaps. With my front SRC bumper, you can hardly tell i have a bl. Many that dont have experience cant tell the difference.
i busted my side steps off my jeep a few years back =D one drunk night i tell you lol..

also my bl really isnt THAT bad.. its not even that noticeable to tell you the truth.. it was probably one of the better mods ive done to my jeep.. with the mml i got to take my transfer case drop out.. which is what i really wanted the body lift for.. also a sye and tummy tuck later on down the road

i just didnt like the idea of lifting the body any.. but after i did it.. i cant really complain about it

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