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Old 01-04-2008, 12:15 AM   #1
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Need pics

I have a 3" lift and want to put on a body lift but cant decide between 1 or 2 inch. Anyone have any pics of such a beast? Thanks!

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Old 01-04-2008, 01:48 AM   #2
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do a 1" no more then a 1"
but thats me I wouldnt put more then a 1" body lift on my jeep

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Old 01-04-2008, 02:00 AM   #3
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1" on mine
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Old 01-04-2008, 09:58 AM   #4
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Old 01-04-2008, 01:42 PM   #5
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Old 01-04-2008, 01:58 PM   #6
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1" BL is my recommendation too. There's no benefit to paying extra for some of the more expensive versions either. For around $80 you can get the Performance Accessories 1" BL which is probably the most popular because it is good quality, complete, and not overpriced.
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Old 01-04-2008, 02:47 PM   #7
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I know you wanted 3 inches and a 1 in or 2 in, but here is mine with 3 3/4 inches suspension and 1 in BL on 35's.



I will post a pic later with 2 in BB and 1 in BL but for some reason image shack won't work right now.
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Old 01-04-2008, 07:02 PM   #8
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mine with 4" susp and 2" BL
i suggest 2" BL
sorry its not that good or big of a pick of the actual lift, but trust me it looks fine with the huge tires and big susp lift, now if it is ur only lift it may look weird, but there is so much open air everywhere elase a little gap doesnt make that much ofa difference
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Old 01-04-2008, 07:05 PM   #9
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1" BL max. any more than that just looks silly.
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Old 01-04-2008, 07:35 PM   #10
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have you seen a 2" BL or are u just saying that b/c u think a 1" looks a little silly and imagine a two inch lookking completely silly
i can tell u in my eyesd it is perfectly ifne, but a three inch is a no no, 2" is just abrely noticable and only from the side if you are looking right under the tail lights
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Old 01-04-2008, 08:20 PM   #11
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My 2" BL looks good.. the only thing i dont like about it is the back area bellow the tail gate. I flipped my stock step frames upside down so my side steps are virtually the stock space from the body. You can barely notice it in the front and in the back is the only area that shows.

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2" BL note the sidesteps (stock height)



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Old 01-05-2008, 09:30 AM   #12
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3"lift
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same with "1" BL

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and to add to triple88a's pics. he has a tiny spare so if you get a full sized spare and a swing away carrie it will completley cover it up
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Old 01-05-2008, 09:57 AM   #14
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The reason that the 1", or 1.25" body lift is more favored than the 2", or 3", is because of the amount of torque that is applied to the body, on the rocks. For those that do not play on the rocks, and don't mind the air space between body and bumpers, it really is no big thing. As they say, it is all about personal preference. As with anything, the further away the weight is, from it's mounting point, the weaker it becomes.
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The reason that the 1", or 1.25" body lift is more favored than the 2", or 3", is because of the amount of torque that is applied to the body, on the rocks. For those that do not play on the rocks, and don't mind the air space between body and bumpers, it really is no big thing. As they say, it is all about personal preference. As with anything, the further away the weight is, from it's mounting point, the weaker it becomes.
no to mention anything bigger is plain ugly.. IMO.. I dont thing it would look that bad if you had a 2'' BL with a 6'' Suspension lift and with tires larger than 35's.
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and to add to triple88a's pics. he has a tiny spare so if you get a full sized spare and a swing away carrier it will completely cover it up
LOL my spare IS full size.. just the rest of my tires are also small
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1" BL is my recommendation too. There's no benefit to paying extra for some of the more expensive versions either. For around $80 you can get the Performance Accessories 1" BL which is probably the most popular because it is good quality, complete, and not overpriced.
x2 on the PA body lift. i have it and its great.

i've seen 2" and 3" and they look terrible. JMO
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Old 01-05-2008, 06:17 PM   #18
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idk what im gonna do? Here's a pic w/ a 3" suspension lift now. Im gonna do the BL this spring, and im gonna do the bumper with tire carrier so the gap on the rear wont show. And im not a hardcore rock crawler. Mostly a DD that gets durty every once in awhile.

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p.s. I think I like the idea of turning the side steps upside down...
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What size tires are you wanting to run?? Are you wanting the extra room just for looks or so you can fit a larger tire?? My suggestion is like most, I would stay with a 1 in BL. I think that any more than that gets a lil on the unsafe sideputting such long bolts holding your body onto your frame. Just think, it's just like sitting your body up on stilts, the taller they are the more stress you are putting on the mounting points.
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p.s. I think I like the idea of turning the side steps upside down...
It would not work with anything smaller than 1.5" bl though so.. with my 2" bl i have about 1/2" of space between the body and the steps.

I know its a bit rusty but i hope that helps





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It would not work with anything smaller than 1.5" bl though so.. with my 2" bl i have about 1/2" of space between the body and the steps.

I know its a bit rusty but i hope that helps





What year is your jeep trip?? Mine is an 03 and my side steps aren't like that. The mounts are made out of like a C channel with tabs on the end that kinda lock into the frame. You lock them in then put the bolts in. I don't see any way that you could flip this style over without some major mods. Also are yours stock or replacements??
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stock steps on 00.

My front mount is square with 4 bolts and the rear mount is triangular with 3 bolts.. when you flip them over the fronts will all line up but the rears wont.. 2 out of the 3 will line up in the back and the 3rd one will be right on the edge so you will be able to grab the edge with the 3rd bolt.
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Also a BL can void any warranty you have left, and some shops may refuse to do some work. Not sure why.
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what kind of work? Thats exciting.
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idk, I just dont see the point of doing only a 1" it just doesnt seem that noticable to me.
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then why did you ask?

i would far rather just gain an inch then have that big ugly gap from a 2" BL. if you don't care so much about how it looks and just want it to be higher then go for the 2"
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what kind of work? Thats exciting.
Les Scwab won't work on anything with a BL, and neither will one of the 2 local 4x4 shops
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idk, I just dont see the point of doing only a 1" it just doesnt seem that noticable to me.
in that case go with 9" fabritech lift then You're right it wont be very noticeable with 1" however it will give you clearance between your tires so you will "notice" it when flexing...
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in that case go with 9" fabritech lift then You're right it wont be very noticeable with 1" however it will give you clearance between your tires so you will "notice" it when flexing...
Ask your girlfriend "would you notice an extra inch, or is it ok just how it is?" She'll want the extra inch.

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