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Old 11-20-2010, 11:55 PM   #1
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Purpose of a body lift

Does a body lift serve any benifit while off-road? From what I understand essentially it just spaces between the body and the frame. Is this correct? Is there any other benefit besides being able to run bigger tires? Any help would be appreciated!

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your rocker panels and rear quarter corner panels are that much further away from the rocks and ground.

Allows for some after market gas tank skids to gain more clearance under the tank.

Allows for some after market tcase crossmembers to be raised a bit higher for better ground clearance since the tcase and tranny can be moved up that much higher.

using a 1" body lift along with a 1" motor mount lift keeps you from having to move the fan shroud up on the grill as you would if you did the motor mount lift without the body lift.

Likewise, when adding a motor mount lift along with a body lift you don't have to mess with the tcase shift linkage like you would if you did the body lift without the motor mount lift.

Thats about all I could think of.

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That's it.
Won't help with flex, traction, suspension travel, etc. Just a bit more room for tires.

Some people hate them regardless, but most people would agree that a moderate (say 2" or less) is not always a bad way to gain some cheap lift.

Anything over about an inch or two will start causing complications: shift linkages especially can get thrown off. And radiators stay with the frame, but fans go with the body, so some people have issues there.

Generally speaking, if you can, it's best to avoid body lift and budget boosts, and go with a high quality suspension lift at the size you want. That way you're letting the lift engineers help sort out the issues, plus you get the advantages of flex, etc.

A bad combination is trying to do all three: body, budget boost pucks, and suspension. It just complicated the beejeebers out of your Jeep.
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Old 11-21-2010, 12:25 AM   #4
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Does a body lift serve any benifit while off-road? From what I understand essentially it just spaces between the body and the frame. Is this correct? Is there any other benefit besides being able to run bigger tires? Any help would be appreciated!
Yes a body lift will help with the ladies. Two inches can make all the difference. Wink wink
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Old 11-21-2010, 01:16 AM   #5
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I have purchased a 1" motor mount with my 2" suspension lift but was looking at a possible BL for the future if (more realistically, WHEN) I decide to run 33's.
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