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Old 09-06-2011, 10:33 PM   #1
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Spacer / Body Lift advice needed

I am removing the 3 inch body lift that was on the jeep when I bought it
and installing a coil spring spacer. I have 33's and I am thinking about putting 2.5 steel spacers on it and trimming down the body lift to .75 to 1 inch if that is possible. I am assuming you can trim down the body lift and if not can I clear 33's with a 2.5 spacer or do I need to go with a 3 inch spacer. I cannot stand the gaps anymore on the jeep but I dont think a one inch max body lift would be that bad. I am replacing shocks when I put in the spacer lift. The jeep is used for hunting and not any real hardcore off roading. Any advice would be appreciated. If anyone has rigs with similar set ups please post some pics. Btw the jeep is 98 2.5 5 speed

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Old 09-06-2011, 10:43 PM   #2
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Sitting on 33's with nothing more that a 2" bb.
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Old 09-07-2011, 12:20 AM   #3
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33s with 2" spacer lift and a 1.25" body lift.
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Old 09-07-2011, 12:21 AM   #4
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Old 09-09-2011, 11:42 AM   #5
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Is it possible/safe to trim down my three inch body lift down to a one inch lift and then just put in two inch spacers. Has anyone ever used 2.5-3 inch coil spacers.
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Old 09-09-2011, 09:52 PM   #6
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Many here recommend a 3" suspension lift and 1" body lift for 33" tires. I've seen one published references indicate a 2.5 inch suspension lift will fit 33" x 10.5 tires (especially given your intended use.)
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Old 09-10-2011, 12:52 PM   #7
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I feel your pain. I deleted the previous owners 3" body lift.

I would recommend going with 1.25" body lift and 2" spring spacers. The nice thing about a 1.25" BL is it allows for aftermarket tucked gas tank skids, and even a tummy tuck. That is my set up w 33x12.5x15s. I have also added the Savvy Under Armor (w TC lift).

Don't forget to increase your bump stops to match the spring spacer.
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Old 09-10-2011, 12:56 PM   #8
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The taller the spring spacer, the more apt it is to cause overcompression of the springs which damages them. 2" is as tall as I'd go for a spacer, I'd gain the other required clearance with a 1" body lift... though I'm of the firm opinion that 3" is not enough for 33" tires for a Jeep that sees anything more challenging than a fire road.
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Old 09-10-2011, 01:45 PM   #9
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2.5" coil lift + 1.25" body lift and 33x12.50x15s

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Old 09-10-2011, 01:53 PM   #10
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The key to lifting safely is the bumpstops, at least thats all the more complicated it gets with a small lift. All you need is to make sure your bumpstops are extended enough so they hit and compress before your tires hit your fenders. Then your safe. I ran 33s with 3 inch lift in addition to .75 spacers up front. I would hit my fenders slightly offroad. I added a 1.25in BL and I STILL stuff my 33s. So with 5 inches of lift up front I am still stuffing 33s. So think about that if you want to offroad with 33s and 2-3 inch spacers. If you want the best offroad setup I would stay with 31s
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Sitting on 33's with nothing more that a 2" bb.
u have any other pics of your jeep with the 33s and the 2"bb?

Im lookin into puttin in a 1.25" body lift and getting 33x12.50s
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u have any other pics of your jeep with the 33s and the 2"bb?

Im lookin into puttin in a 1.25" body lift and getting 33x12.50s
You're going to want more than 1.25" of total lift for 33s. A 2" bb AND a 1.25" bl should work though.

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