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Old 06-24-2014, 10:30 PM   #1
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Suspension vs body lift for 91 yj

I have a 91yj and am looking to put a lift kit on it I'm wondering what would the advantages and disadvantages of it. The body lift would be a 3 inch and the suspension would be a 2.5 or a 2 inch lift

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Old 06-25-2014, 01:06 AM   #2
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Body lifts over 1" are usually made out of a hard material like a hard plastic or metal instead of larger bushings and will most likely eventually cause damage to the tub like punch a hole through the mount to the tub because of added pressure or shear the mounts off the frame. What I did was fab new body mounts that would raise my body 1" then welded them to my frame and used stock height bushings to retain a better ride and safety. I don't recommend what I did unless you're good with a welder and good with fabrication.

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Old 06-25-2014, 01:16 AM   #3
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And lastly, you don't want to be this guy lol
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Old 06-25-2014, 05:48 AM   #4
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My 94 came with a 3 inch body lift and I have to fix almost ever one because like the other guy said it has punched holes through almost everyone, I DO NOT recommend anything over 1 inch
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Old 06-25-2014, 07:59 AM   #5
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A lot depends on what size tires you want to run. Body lifts are good for that 'extra' amount of lift to avoid rubbing, but a suspension lift is your best bet for clearance.
Generally, a 2"-2.5" suspension lift is easy and straight-forward. Anything more and you will be addressing issues like brake lines, drive shaft (SYE), vibrations, etc... Body lifts are cheaper, but IMHO, don't look very good and aren't much help off-road.
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Old 06-25-2014, 12:45 PM   #6
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Suspension is the way to go IMO. Anything over 1" lift looks a little funky. Plus, the new suspension parts are much better and a little better riding than the stock suspension. It's a YJ, so it's still rough, but better. I have a 4" suspension with a1" TC drop with no driveline issues related to the lift.
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Old 06-27-2014, 08:07 AM   #7
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I run a 3 inch body lift with a 2.5 in pro comp lift. I have no steering or driving problems. PO had put it on really like it. works good for me. LOOKS GOOD TO
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Old 06-27-2014, 09:17 AM   #8
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I run a 3 inch body lift with a 2.5 in pro comp lift. I have no steering or driving problems. PO had put it on really like it. works good for me. LOOKS GOOD TO
. If doesn't effect that at all, what u gotta watch for is the stiff plastic spacer punching holes through the body plate like it did to mine

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