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Old 12-16-2013, 08:01 AM   #1
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Want to remove a 3inch body lift

I bought my jeep and it came with a 3inch body lift on it from the previous owner. I had to cover the gaps up with diamond plate. Anyway how much trouble would it be to take the body lift out and replace it with a 1inch body lift. Or would my 35s not fit right? How much would a smaller BL run me? Or is it work the trouble?Any help would be nice thanks!

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Old 12-16-2013, 08:19 AM   #2
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Other than a body lift, what size spring lift are you running? - Goes towards the "will my 35s still fit" question.

I would pull it just because the gaps would drive me insane. Others will speculate how being lifted that high is unsafe. Either way, going down to 1 or 1.5" wouldn't be too much work and when you buy the kit it will come with all of the hardware you'll need.

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Old 12-16-2013, 09:04 AM   #3
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I have a 6inch skyjacker suspension lift.
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Old 12-16-2013, 09:46 AM   #4
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Replacing a 3" body lift with a new 1-1.25" body lift would be the easiest swap, IMO.
The new kit will come with all the needed and correct grill supports, bolts, spacers etc.
Plus, a small body lift still benefits if you want to tuck your transfer case skid later, if it isn't already.
If yours is already tucked, you may have to get one anyway.
Your 35's will still fit fine. I'm running only a 3" spring lift, 1.25" body lift, and 35's.
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Replacing a 3" body lift with a new 1-1.25" body lift would be the easiest swap, IMO. The new kit will come with all the needed and correct grill supports, bolts, spacers etc. Plus, a small body lift still benefits if you want to tuck your transfer case skid later, if it isn't already. If yours is already tucked, you may have to get one anyway. Your 35's will still fit fine. I'm running only a 3" spring lift, 1.25" body lift, and 35's.
I have factory skid plate. My jeep rides pretty rough, would that be from the suspension lift? Or are my shocks just stiff
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I have factory skid plate. My jeep rides pretty rough, would that be from the suspension lift? Or are my shocks just stiff
Shocks and too much air pressure in your tires are usually the culprits to a harsh ride. What shocks are on your Skyjacker lift?
I know their Hydro 7000 shocks are pretty soft.
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Shocks and too much air pressure in your tires are usually the culprits to a harsh ride. What shocks are on your Skyjacker lift? I know their Hydro 7000 shocks are pretty soft.
I couldn't tell you. That lift has been on it for a good 4 years. What air pressure should I be running?
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I run 23-26psi on the road with my 35x12.5x15 tires. Most shops will over inflate tires when mounting and/or balancing. Fine for a 3/4 ton pickup, but way too much for our light Jeeps.
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I did this swap my self a few months ago, it was super easy and boy did I feel so much better after I did it. My jeep looked so much better! I will say adding the MML was a HUGE pain in the butt specifically getting the holes to line up.
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I did this swap my self a few months ago, it was super easy and boy did I feel so much better after I did it. My jeep looked so much better! I will say adding the MML was a HUGE pain in the butt specifically getting the holes to line up.
What's MML?
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MML = motor mount lift. It raises the front of the motor and tilts the rear output shaft downward. A 1" mml is a very popular modification usually added with the 1.25" body lift to help with driveline angles when lifting a TJ. I have one of those on mine too.

Since you bought your Jeep already lifted, I would suggest studying these forums and pics to find out what exactly the previous owner did to your Jeep. Compare it to a stock Jeep if you can. Compare steering set ups, motor mounts, skids, all of it. That will help a lot in deciding which way to go with your Jeep and what parts to order in the future.

One of the reasons I bought a completely stock TJ. I wanted to make my own mistakes. And admittedly, I have made a bunch! LoL

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