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Old 11-03-2011, 05:27 PM   #1
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Too Much Body Lift?

I found a YJ for 4400 with a 4" Body Lift and 33" Mickey Thompsons. Is that too big of a body lift. I would take the lift off and throw my stock TJ wheels on it and put the 33" on my TJ. Bad idea?

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Old 11-03-2011, 05:33 PM   #2
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4"!!! damn thats why too high. i personal think body lifts should be anymore than 1". i think you should take off the lift and i dont see a problem with putting on ur tj wheels

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Old 11-03-2011, 07:00 PM   #3
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just like what he said 1-2 inches is the most i would lift the body. lift any higher than that you are going to notice more lean as well as other issues. in my opinion a small body lift compliments a good suspension lift by getting you a little more clearance. Drop that body lift like its hot hahaha
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Old 11-03-2011, 07:18 PM   #4
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Please dont do a 4 inch it will look so horrible and be dangerous, even 3 or 2 looks bad and is too much.... Please don't...
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Old 11-03-2011, 09:20 PM   #5
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Please dont do a 4 inch it will look so horrible and be dangerous, even 3 or 2 looks bad and is too much.... Please don't...
it is also illegal in some states.
EX: in VA, anything over 3 inches is illegal
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Old 11-03-2011, 10:02 PM   #6
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A body lift can be taken off pretty easy right. I mean no stock parts have to be removed to accommodate it.
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Old 11-03-2011, 10:15 PM   #7
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I found a YJ for 4400 with a 4" Body Lift and 33" Mickey Thompsons. Is that too big of a body lift. I would take the lift off and throw my stock TJ wheels on it and put the 33" on my TJ. Bad idea?
Are you certain that 4" is from a body lift and not from a 4" suspension lift? I've never seen a body lift for a TJ that was taller than 3" which is bad enough as is. Are you up on what is the difference between a body lift and suspension lift?
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Are you certain that 4" is from a body lift and not from a 4" suspension lift? I've never seen a body lift for a TJ that was taller than 3" which is bad enough as is. Are you up on what is the difference between a body lift and suspension lift?
x2, 3" body for a tj is the biggest ive ever seen. dont see too many yjs with big body lifts either
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Old 11-03-2011, 11:39 PM   #9
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Are you certain that 4" is from a body lift and not from a 4" suspension lift? I've never seen a body lift for a TJ that was taller than 3" which is bad enough as is. Are you up on what is the difference between a body lift and suspension lift?
Nah he just said it was a 4" body lift. I'm going to look at it tomorrow, how do I differentiate between the two?
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Old 11-03-2011, 11:47 PM   #10
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Nah he just said it was a 4" body lift. I'm going to look at it tomorrow, how do I differentiate between the two?
If its a body lift you'll see spacers between the frame and the body. A hood place to look is by the rear corner just above the bumper. If there is no body lift you'll see the stock 1" bushing, if there is a body lift you'll see a poly or metal spacer sitting on top of the stock bushing and you can measure it.
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Old 11-04-2011, 01:07 AM   #11
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http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_...0012_large.jpg

u can tell that the body looks detached from the frame. thats the easiest way to think about it or just read invertchaos's post above /\
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Here is another picture. You can see where my 1.25" body lift is on top of the bushing

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Here is another picture. You can see where my 1.25" body lift is on top of the bushing

And for the record.. This is the absolute max you should go on a bl..
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Old 11-04-2011, 01:34 AM   #14
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I really suck at telling if its body or not. I didnt remember to look today when I stopped for 3 minutes to view it.

1993 JEEP WRANGLER 4X4

That's the listing on CL. Very low miles for the year it is.
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looks like suspension to me, i dont see a big gap between the grille and bumper
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Old 11-04-2011, 10:03 AM   #16
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ya it looks like a suspension lift but i would need more pics to determine further
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Old 11-04-2011, 11:43 AM   #17
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on YJs though the plastic sway bar cover could be hiding any body lift in that photo. I couldn't really see if there was a 4" body lift or not in those photos.

If it is a 4" body lift it would have to have been a homemade one. How does the transfer case shifter even work with 4" bl?

Still, if the price is right and if that jeep is in good condition, you could easily remove the body lift assuming the oem body bushings are still there (stacked under the additional body lift pucks). You'd just have to get some shorter bolts in that case. But it would be a good idea to replace the OEM bushings even if they were still there... they are probably all deteriorated, crushed and splitting by now if they are the originals.

you'd then remove any gadgetry they rigged to get the transfer case shifter to work with the 4" bl. And you'd have to realign the fan shroud. The fuel filler hose would've had to been extended for a 4" bl so you'd have to remove any fuel filler extensions. Then make sure you don't have any sagging wires hanging loose since those might have been extended for the 4" bl too. None of that stuff is difficult to reverse.

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