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Old 09-07-2012, 08:51 AM   #1
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school me on body lifts

I have a 97 tj (2.5L 5 speed stick) with a 2"bb lift and 31's. I want more but am not ready to go to a proper suspension lift. Its my DD and i dont do anything crazy when im offroad (i do go off road but its mainly mud and rutts around here until snow) I am thinkin of adding a 1.25" BL but i dont want to spend too much or do anything too difficult. I also dont want to mess around with linkages or DW or anything. What are the cons of a small BL and what involved.

please forgive my ignorance lol

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Old 09-07-2012, 09:14 AM   #2
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Install isn't hard, linkage might get screwy. Those are your issues.

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Old 09-07-2012, 11:48 AM   #3
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linkage as in my stick shift into the top of the tranny and my 4x4 stick? no ride issues other than the linkages? are adaptors that fix the linkage issue available?
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Old 09-07-2012, 12:20 PM   #4
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Most 1.25" kits such as JKS comes with the bracket.(lift carpet, drivers side next to shifter to access bolts) Installed here:




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Old 09-07-2012, 12:24 PM   #5
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Just make sure to avoid the temptation to go with a body lift taller than 1-1.25". And I would not pay big $$$ for a body lift from companies that replace the OE rubber body mount with a polyurethane replacement. First, the OE rubber mounts don't wear out like the poly mount manufacturers want us to believe. Next, polyurethane mounts transmit vibrations into the passenger compartment far more readily.
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Old 09-07-2012, 12:36 PM   #6
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I suggest going with coil spacers instead of a higher body lift. Just my opinion though.
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Old 09-07-2012, 01:00 PM   #7
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I suggest going with coil spacers instead of a higher body lift. Just my opinion though.
X2 unless you go with 1 inch BL along with a proper suspension lift. I went with a 4 inch suspension an 1 inch BL. The only reason I did a BL is to help in cleaning the frame area after off road
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I have a 2" BB lift already. Cant afford what it takes to put a bigger suspension lift on. Was thinkin I could get another inch or so with a BL that doesent put me at risk of DW or anything like that.

It was my understanding that the 1.25" BL wont cause this and wont require an allignment or anything. Just need to adjust the linkages.
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I have a 2" BB lift already. Cant afford what it takes to put a bigger suspension lift on. Was thinkin I could get another inch or so with a BL that doesent put me at risk of DW or anything like that.

It was my understanding that the 1.25" BL wont cause this and wont require an allignment or anything. Just need to adjust the linkages.
Your info is accurate. I have a Zone 1.25" BL and it came with the transfer case linkage drop bracket - VERY easy install. If you won't be doing the MML than the Zone BL kit also comes with the radiator brackets so you are set. The install is easy with basic hand tools.

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