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Old 09-12-2012, 12:50 AM   #1
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Should i put a body lift on?

Hey, ive recently installed a new front bumper and winch on my jeep and ive noticed its squated a little bit. Im planning on getting a new rear bumper soon that will add some weight as well. Im wondering if a body lift would be a bad thing? I have a 3.25 inch rough country with 33's and was thinking about adding a 1-1.25 body lift on top of that. Give me the pros and cons please. Thanks

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Old 09-12-2012, 12:53 AM   #2
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You can as long as you dont go over 1.25 you'll be fine add a 1" motor mount lift and you might be able to get rid of some of that t-case drop

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Old 09-12-2012, 12:55 AM   #3
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What's the intent? Depending on what your suspension travel is like you might gain some articulation. If you want to go with a tummy tuck, it's a great idea, too.
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The intent is to get higher, whats required for a tummy tuck and how much on average would it cost me? And is it required?
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:02 AM   #5
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Are you trying to get more lift to level out your front end, or simply to add more lift? If you're trying to level out, look into coil spacers or new front coils. Also, simply installing a body lift won't necessarily give you more flex- if you're already hitting your bumpstops/maxing out uptravel and you aren't rubbing, a body lift won't help in that regard (at least to my knowledge- feel free to critique me, guys). Now, if you DO rub, or want to tuck your gas tank up a bit, a BL can be helpful.

As for the tummy tuck, no, they aren't required. JeepForum has a pretty in-depth article on doing one ( So you want a Tummy Tuck... - JeepForum.com ) that lists various parts you will need. You might have some of the parts already since you're running a lift, too. Average ballpark cost is around 1200-1500 if you don't already have some of the parts.
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Old 09-12-2012, 02:26 PM   #6
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I just want the jeep to set higher, will i have to get an extended drive shaft if i put a 1.25 body lift with my 3.25 suspension?
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I just want the jeep to set higher, will i have to get an extended drive shaft if i put a 1.25 body lift with my 3.25 suspension?
No a BL does NOT mess with drive lines or brakes, if you add a mml to the bl then it will straighten out your drive line giving you better driveline angles
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:17 PM   #8
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a 1.25" or less body lift is the best bang for the buck. There is really no reason not to do one.
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Old 09-22-2012, 10:48 PM   #9
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I was told my shift handle might have to be raised or extended because i have an automatic is this true with only a 1.25?
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I was told my shift handle might have to be raised or extended because i have an automatic is this true with only a 1.25?
You shouldnt have to with a 1.25

With a 2-3in bl thats a different story

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