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Old 04-04-2013, 11:21 AM   #1
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3" Body lift

I have a 2003 TJ and I am looking to start with a 3" body lift. Can anyone tell me about the average price range to have this done in the Springs? and who I should get to do it.

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Old 04-04-2013, 11:47 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum!

If you are going to take your TJ off road, I highly recommend that you keep your body lift to 1.25" or less. The reason for this is that when you are off roading the frame will naturally flex and twist. The further the body is from the frame then the more stress you will put on the body mounts/retaining bolts causing them to eventually loosen, stretch, and even fail.

Oh, and body lifts can be installed fairly easily by yourself in about two hours using a high lift jack and a basic socket set.

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Old 04-04-2013, 12:00 PM   #3
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I would not recommend a 3" body lift, they start to cause a lot of problems and just aren't worth it plus I think they look bad. I would not go over 1.5".
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:06 PM   #4
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Thanks. I think I will give it a shot myself! Any particular brand?
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:26 PM   #5
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X3 I plan to on do an inch to 1.25 bodily lift Max. Anymore tends to be dangerous and you will need to adjust the linking for the 4wd shifter.
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X3 I plan to on do an inch to 1.25 bodily lift Max. Anymore tends to be dangerous and you will need to adjust the linking for the 4wd shifter.
Along with the steering, breather tubes, fuel filler, etc...etc. Another reason people do NOT suggest going with a 3" BL. It can result in a lot of work to get things to "function" somewhat correctly.
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:04 PM   #7
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Ive never understood the need for a body lift... what are you accomplishing by getting one?
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Ive never understood the need for a body lift... what are you accomplishing by getting one?
They arent nearly as common in JKs (which it appears you have). However, on TJs they are very popular in the 1-1.25" range.

This minimal body lift allows you to tuck your transfer case up closer to the frame rails (also called a Tummy Tuck) which results in higher clearance at the belly so you don't get hung up as easily. Many aftermarket gas tank skids prefer a body lift as well because the skid designs tuck the tank up higher...also for more clearance. On top of these two reasons, it also provides a little bit more tire clearance.
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:51 PM   #9
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Makes sense.. thanks for the info
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:28 PM   #10
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I agree with most everyone else. A 3" body lift is a bad idea. I would say 1 1/4" is the most you would ever want to do. I just installed a 1" Rokman body lift on my TJ for a tummy tuck and was very happy with the quality. The 1" was more than enough to stuff the 241 transfer case up with the new Rokman skid. It only took about an hour to do the body lift. It's pretty easy and all you need is some basic hand tools, a jack and a wood block for lifting the body. Rokman is a local business in Highlands Ranch and Jeff and Dave are very helpful.

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