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Old 10-07-2010, 01:49 AM   #1
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suspension lift with a body lift....

Im planning to put a pro omp 4" suspension liift with mx-6 shocks on my 2005 tj ut also would like to add a 2" to 3" body lift as well in order to run 35's. not sure what body lift to run....any ideas or pics would be greatly appreciated

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Old 10-07-2010, 01:56 AM   #2
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I just put a 1" BL on top of my 4" suspension lift this evening. Running 33s.

The BL kit is made by Prothane and replaces the stock mounts completely. No pucks to worry about. I paid around $160 after tax and military discount at my local 4 Wheel Parts.

I say since you'll be lifting the tub anyway you might as well toss out the factory mounts if you're not planning that already.

I'll pop up some pictures here tomorrow. It was dark outside by the time I finished.

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Old 10-07-2010, 02:12 AM   #3
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(Missed the edit time window.)

Also, I would recommend doing the BL first if you're doing them at the same time as it will be easier to raise your tub without a lift installed. Otherwise you're going to need a lot of jacking height. I had access to a vehicle hoist which made it super easy to raise each side of my tub. Even though it's a 1 inch BL I still had to lift each side up 3-4" to get at all the mounts (back ones above the axle especially). On my 4" lift the bottom of my rockers sat dead even at 24". A floor jack maxing out at 20" with 4 stacked 2x4s wasn't up to the task the first go around. Not to mention kinda unsafe...
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Old 10-07-2010, 03:05 AM   #4
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do you live in evansville wi?
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Old 10-07-2010, 03:10 AM   #5
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I would avoid body lifts over 1" like the plague...
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Old 10-07-2010, 03:12 PM   #6
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Nope, sorry. Evansville IN.





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Old 10-07-2010, 03:49 PM   #7
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what spacers do you have on the belly pan keeblerko?
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Old 10-07-2010, 04:00 PM   #8
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Honestly no idea. Those were put on by the PO. But if I had to guess they're probably just solid eyelet spacers like you find in shocks...just not split down one side. Lowe's carries spacers like these, but I don't know if that's what they actually are.

I'd like to pull them and install a SYE...maybe this coming spring.
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Old 10-07-2010, 04:17 PM   #9
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just wondering cause mine is stock and id like to seperate it fron the frame siince it has some rust on it, just as a preventitive to rust.
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Old 10-07-2010, 05:49 PM   #10
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Go with a coil spacer much better look.
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Old 10-07-2010, 08:19 PM   #11
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I have a 1'' body lift with 3.5'' of suspension lift. Do not go any higher than than 1''. Keep your center of gravity low and run with the biggest tires you can with the least amount of lift.
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Old 10-08-2010, 11:33 AM   #12
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My TJ had a 4" Pro Comp kit and 35" tires on it when I bought it. There is no body lift.
It is already PLENTY tall as it is.

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Old 10-08-2010, 11:44 AM   #13
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A 4" suspension lift with a 1" body lift is perfect for 35" tires. There is no need for a 2" body lift and I wouldn't recommend installing one (or especially a 3" body lift). Body lifts taller than 1" are difficult to install correctly and they generally just cause problems.

Can I talk you out of the ProComp 4" lift if you really intend on wheeing it hard enough to require 35" tires? ProComp's basic control arms are not something I would install, they don't flex well enough and indeed, they flex so poorly that they are well known for stressing their mounts so much that the control arm mounting brackets are commonly torn off the axles at the welds. ProComp's and Tera's basic control arms both share that trait.

They are only ok to go with if it's strictly a street Jeep or if the trails are gentle beginner type trails.
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Old 10-08-2010, 12:43 PM   #14
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[QUOTE=Jerry Bransford;808930]A 4" suspension lift with a 1" body lift is perfect for 35" tires.

they flex so poorly that they are well known for stressing their mounts so much that the control arm mounting brackets are commonly torn off the axles at the welds.

This would be bad.
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haha naw man, the trails i ride are tnot trails but giant rocks and steep climbs and over hanging ledges!!! haha but im upgradin in a year or two!!!
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Jerry, you talked me out of ProComp; what do you recommend?

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