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Old 01-14-2009, 11:41 AM   #1
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Does anyone know the Installation Charges for a 3" Body Lift??

I bought a 3" body lift for clearance on my 87 YJ Jeep Wrangler 32" tires. Does anyone know the going rate for installation? I'm about to search around but I wanted to have an idea for the general total cost so I don't get overcharged. Thanks

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Old 01-14-2009, 11:55 AM   #2
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it's pretty easy to do a bl yourself, but have you seen a 3" body lift installed?

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Old 01-14-2009, 01:03 PM   #3
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usaully $500 for the install.

i had a 3" body lift b4, it was ok, but would prolly not do it again.

try and fab up some gap guards to take away from the hidiousness...
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Old 01-14-2009, 01:17 PM   #4
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I really like my 2 inch body lift. Never seen a 3 inch installed. Took me and 2 buddies about 2 hours to install it. All we used was basic hand tools and a Hi-Lift jack. Very simple install.
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Old 01-14-2009, 01:21 PM   #5
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Thanks for the responses!
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Old 01-14-2009, 06:00 PM   #6
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Id go 2" and do it yourself. Put nerf bars on you cant even tell. It hides the frame alot.
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Old 01-14-2009, 07:56 PM   #7
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Joey, what set up are you running now?
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Old 01-14-2009, 10:40 PM   #8
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I have a 95 with 2" bl and soa with 33" tires on 15x10 wheels. I would like to put some 36" tires on with 4.88 gears, but Im afraid of tearing up that stock rear end. I might just say the hell with it and throw a 8.8 in it when it breaks, if you know what I mean.
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I really like my 2 inch body lift. Never seen a 3 inch installed. Took me and 2 buddies about 2 hours to install it. All we used was basic hand tools and a Hi-Lift jack. Very simple install.
So did you have any issues with the transfer case shifter? I hesitated on a 1-1/4" lift as the instructions were calling for welding in a segment to extent the TC shift handle.
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Old 01-14-2009, 11:08 PM   #10
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With 2" I did not even notice much of a difference. It still shifts fine. I did have to make a longer negative cable that goes from the frame to the battery because it was to short. I threw that little extender peice they give you in the kit in the misc bolts bucket.
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i have a 4" shifters are rather intresting. i wont recomend a body lift. first chance i get i am ditching it. 8" suspension lift. i plan on clearing 37" tires. body lifts are nice for clearance if you have no other option. wranglernyc what are you running for a setup now? 32" tires may be quight a strech if you dont have a decent lift. and they might not be necissary at the moment. on one of my old cj's the guy i got it from had a 2" suspension and stuck 33" tires under it and they where wat to big for the setup.
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i dislike all body lifts, i'd never suggest more than 1", and thats after suspension lift
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i dislike all body lifts, i'd never suggest more than 1", and thats after suspension lift
i can agree. "hockey puck it!" body lift also cause a lot of tub damage. putting all the stress on a very small area, it tends to well rust and fall through.
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Old 01-15-2009, 08:25 AM   #14
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i can agree. "hockey puck it!" body lift also cause a lot of tub damage. putting all the stress on a very small area, it tends to well rust and fall through.

meh... dont know if i agree with that.
i live in ct, and had a 3" bl for about 6 yrs, wheeld it hard, and was fine.

those is just myths

the 3" CAN put extra stress on the tub though, but really no big deal.

2" is kinda just a safe bet
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