I had a 2" and absolutely hated it. I personally don't like seeing a gap between the frame and body when looking at it from side view. I dropped it down to a 1" but now I have tire clearance issues when flexing. 1" looks better but 2" is more practical(for me anyways).
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Personally I never would use a body lift mostly because I am used to my xj kinda hard on a unibody lol but don't go more then a inch makes it ride like crap in my opinion if anything add a 2 inch spacer
I am not going to say that body lifts are the devil or anything but definitely keep them small, with a large body lift (2-3") on top of dealing with issues like the shifter you run a risk of your body literally twisting off of the frame on a particularly rough trail
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The only reason to get a body lift is to run a flat belly pan/skid... Otherwise, I wouldn't raise the center of gravity... If you are looking to avoid a full blown lift, I'd look into a budget boost/spring lift.... If you're going to raise the center of gravity you need to gain some ground clearance! best of luck..... For the record, I am running a bl on my jeep for the purpose of a flat belly...
I guess maybe a little more information is in order, I currently have about a 3" lift on it right now and with that I have about an 1" or so of spacers on the skid plate to remove the vibrations in the drive line. I was thinking that with the body lift I could get the skid plate back up to the frame with less spacers. Am I on the right track?
Thanks for the info. I guess maybe a little more information is in order, I currently have about a 3" lift on it right now and with that I have about an 1" or so of spacers on the skid plate to remove the vibrations in the drive line. I was thinking that with the body lift I could get the skid plate back up to the frame with less spacers. Am I on the right track?
Your lift includes a t case drop to keep the driveline angles in place. To resolve this, you need to get a slip yoke eliminator and cv driveshaft for the rear. This will correct/solve your vibrations and allow you to raise the t case/skid back to its factory location. Lifting the body will not have any effect on the issue at hand. Do you have adjustable control arms with your lift? Are the vibrations front or back? What lift do you have? How are your pinion angles?
My 2002 TJ rock crawler has a Daystar 1" body lift. Along with it though is the 1" raised bomb proof engine mounts and raised tranny mount/transfer case mount to keep everything in the driveline lined up. I think you would be happy with the 1" body lift. Feel free to click on my avatar "garage" I have some pics of the Jeep there before and after the lift/body lift.
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Is your goal to get more lift or just to raise the t case back up to solve vibrations? Your lift doesn't require a body lift to raise the case back up, it's just a bandaid or more cheaply obtain the 3" you have without upgrading driveline components.