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Old 01-21-2014, 08:36 AM   #1
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Neverending project

First in a long line of modifications. Planning on a 3 inch body lift with 33s
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Old 01-21-2014, 10:48 AM   #2
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If I were you, I'd save up a little for a small suspension lift rather than going with a huge body lift. Search around on this forum and you'll see that if done right, a little lift and possibly a little trimming (or adding TJ flares and trimming) will let you run 33s easily.

That big of a BL will only net you a HUGE gap between body and frame and bumpers. It will mess up the bearing on your steering shaft retainer, your shifter won't go into 2,4, or R without trimming the trans hump, as well as other issues. Here's what a 3" BL will look like compared to a 1":
3"(put on by previous owner)

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Old 01-21-2014, 11:24 AM   #3
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Sorry photobucket was linking the wrong image. Here's the rear shot of the 3"
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Old 01-21-2014, 06:43 PM   #4
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I have a 3" body lift on mine, and they are a ton of work. Like it was said above, a lot of trimming as well as lengthening of a ton of parts, plus moving the radiator down on the grill, Ground straps aren't long enough, gas filler hose isn't long enough. Trimming the steel shifter plate.

And after all of that, you will find out that 3" of lift wont clear 33" tires unless you plan on keeping it on the street.
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Old 01-21-2014, 08:38 PM   #5
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^^I agree with them. I have a 4" suspension lift on mine and just put on 33's. They clear, but I have around 1/2" of clearance on the flares in the rear. Personally a good quality suspension lift (like 3.5") and a 1" body lift might be a good combo. Tj flares or other aftermarket fenders/flares might be necessary still for decent flex.

By all means, do what you want though. Its your jeep and that's the beauty of it.
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:21 AM   #6
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That actually helps a lot guys! I think the 4" body lift is what I'm looking at now. I'm ganna have to save up a little more, but not that much more, and seeing as how much time and effort it saves I think it is probably worth it. You guys rock!
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Old 01-23-2014, 12:19 PM   #7
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4" BODY lift? Thats definitely not a good idea. I hope that's a typo
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Old 01-24-2014, 10:22 AM   #8
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Dang! I meant 4" suspension! God that looks crazy, no I wouldn't do that.
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Old 01-24-2014, 11:59 AM   #9
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Ok. Good. If on a budget, I've heard good things about rough county's new military wrap kit. A lot of people will tell you that you get what you pay for and that RC is junk. But a few people on here have the new military wrap kit, and they say it's much better than they expected
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Old 01-24-2014, 01:56 PM   #10
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What does military wrapped mean? What makes them better then one of standard lift springs from RC?
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Old 01-24-2014, 04:47 PM   #11
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Here's a pic I found. Military wrap springs have an extra loop around the eye of the spring. This makes them ride softer. And I think it makes them tougher too, not sure about that though.
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Military wrap gives a second wrap around the bushing, so if a spring were to brek, your axle is still suported by the second spring wrapped around the support bushing.

My springs have this feature.

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