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Old 05-10-2013, 12:30 AM   #1
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Suspension lift question

So I bought this jeep a while back with a 3" body lift, and 33's

And it's been bothering me because it rides rough and shifts a little when I brake or jump on the gas.

I don't have the money to remove the body lift and put a suspension lift but my question is should I get a loan to fix it or hold off a while?

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Old 05-10-2013, 05:15 AM   #2
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Body lift will not cause your rig to ride rough. If you dont like the talk body lift buy a 1" and remove the 3". Sell the tires or trade for 31s

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A cheaper, quicker solution would be to change the shocks for some softer ones or to deflate the tires (if they are over inflated). For cheap, "hydro" shocks you won't spend more than $100 and it'll take no more than an hour to fix with a basic socket set.

When I was gifted my jeep it had a bone jarring stiffness. Changed the shocks from procomp es3000 (if I remember correctly) to zone hydro shocks. Cheap, fast and rides much better.
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I would never recommend getting a loan to fix your issues. What if your Jeep breaks down and you're left with no money for repairs but have a loan bill on top of that? What I do suggest is to place a Craigslist ad for swapping your 33's/shocks for 31's/shocks with some cash or help with removing the BL. Remove that unstable 3"BL and go back to stock with 31's. You will be much happier and save up later for a lift that will be done correctly.
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Could you cut down the 3 inch (I'm assuming poly) body lift parts to 1"?

Then add a 2 inch "budget" boost"? I know you don't have the money for a coil lift right now.
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Could you cut down the 3 inch (I'm assuming poly) body lift parts to 1"?

Then add a 2 inch "budget" boost"? I know you don't have the money for a coil lift right now.
That would not really be that much cheaper than buying 1" BL with new hardware. Although it could be a combination of bad shocks, tire pressure, tire type, I don't think a BB lift will cure the ride issues. OP, you can use your current shocks if you are removing the BL because shock lengths are not affected by the BL, only for SL. If you plan on maybe going back to stock, it may be better to get a cheap 1" BL with new hardware since you probably don't have the stock hardware.
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The whole problem with this BL is that the original owner did it so messed up that I would have to be mechanically inclined which I'm not or bring it to a shop.

Stock hardware runs $150 and for anyplace to do it and get my shifter and everything back would run $450-$550.
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It's not so much of riding rough (ill correct myself) it mainly just has a sway or shift whenever I jump on the gas or brake.
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That sounds more like a control arm/ track arm bushing issue.

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