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Old 01-24-2012, 08:28 PM   #1
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3 inch body lift

Anyone do body lifts? And how much would u charge? Pm me.

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Old 01-25-2012, 12:25 AM   #2
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you are going to run into trouble with a 3 inch bl. maybe think about a suspension lift. or if you are set on a bl maybe go smaller with it.

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Old 01-25-2012, 06:14 AM   #3
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Ya I know a lot are against bigger bl, the only reason I got the 3 inch was my neighbor baught it and went with a suspension lift instead so I got it for free. Only reason I putting it on is to give some room for bigger tires. Don't plan on going off road much if not at all. Just mostly around town and back and forth to work.
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Old 01-25-2012, 08:16 AM   #4
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well then go for it. free is good
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sell it on ebay or craigs list and put the money towards a suspenion lift. did you ask your neighbor why he changed his mind? think about it this way, if you move the body higher off the fram what doesn't move and what isn't going to reach and have to be made longer. wires, hoses, linkages. not to mention raising the center of gravity to make it more inclined to roll over.
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Ya I did. He was planning on going off road with his. I already got the details on what to do when doing it. And the jeep doesn't go any faster then 55 mph even on highway and like anything be careful on turns. I drive semi trucks for a living so I know bout making slow and safe turns.
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:24 PM   #7
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just to let you know the ride of your jeep is going to become rock hard. well at least my friends jeep did.
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:25 PM   #8
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^ look everyone lol he has his mind set so you guys can stop saying how terrible it is. If its what he wants then ehh, just answer his first question
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Old 01-26-2012, 02:05 AM   #9
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The ride can't be any worse then it is now, the shocks I am replacing when I get it done have 144k miles on them and ain't working at all. So I'm replacing those with skyjackers. Also I'm not looking for a smooth ride. So used to rough rides due to driving older semi trucks. I guess when u get used to things. Change is sometimes hard. I appreciate the thoughts bout the negatives bout the body lift. But in my own opinion. If I was to go offroading I would deff innately do the suspension lift. But its just to clear bigger tires and that's all. Got all the parts I need to do the bl. And got the bl for free and labor free as well. So $0 versus $450 or so just to clear tires. I'm happy with the $0.
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just to let you know the ride of your jeep is going to become rock hard. well at least my friends jeep did.
Shouldn't change the ride. A body lift doesn't touch the suspension. Same parts, just putting spacers between the body and the frame. Same ride, same ground clearance, just higher center of gravity, and room for bigger tires. I have a 3 inch body lift on my Expedition along with a 2 inch suspension lift. Free is good!!! Good luck to you. Love my body lift. Cheapest/ coolest mod I did.
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i'm not trying to talk you out of it. just thought you wouldn't want to be caught off guard. you say you know theres more to it than just putting the spacers in and away you go, thats good. free is deffinately good. as long as it satisfies you for your needs go for it.
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Anyone do body lifts? And how much would u charge? Pm me.
body lifts are not complicated at all to install. why not give it a try yourself? just get a buddy to help you. i would suggest trying to locate a parts list for the brand of bl it is, to ensure you have them all. dont want to get right in the middle of it and realize you dont have everything.

if you are military or have friends that are, and you are close to a military installation you might think about going to the auto shop to do the install. you can pay a bay fee and use a lift for very cheap. i helped a buddy do his. we used the lift to pick up the tub up off the frame. it took us several hours to do. granted we were there with a group of guys, going back and forth between several jeeps. you can probably knock it out quickly if you are only wrenching on one jeep. it was very easy. or if you dont have access to this stuff then you can do it the old fashioned way. get some floor jacks and lift the tub. obviously this will take longer but it works.

just be careful if you decide to do it yourself. pay close attention to your brake lines, electrical lines, and anything else that might be stretched in this process.
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This is going to shock half of u. Decided not to do the body lift ATM. Found some new 3 inch shackle lifts for $40. And got receipt from neighbor for the body lift and got $86 back. So after all going suspension lift for a $46 dolor profit. Lol. Don't know how I got so lucky.
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Well profit but he's getting it sense it really was his.
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This is going to shock half of u. Decided not to do the body lift ATM. Found some new 3 inch shackle lifts for $40. And got receipt from neighbor for the body lift and got $86 back. So after all going suspension lift for a $46 dolor profit. Lol. Don't know how I got so lucky.
Okay at this point, your going from one bad product to another. Do not install a 3" shackle lift on your Jeep. 1" max for control and driving.. If you have to have a lift 1" shackle and maybe 1" body.. would work.
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i'm taking the high road, it's your jeep and you do what you feel is right. i have coil springs so i have no opinion on your leaf spring suspension. you have one good neighbor. i may have to move across town. is there any houses for sale around him.
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i'm taking the high road, it's your jeep and you do what you feel is right. i have coil springs so i have no opinion on your leaf spring suspension. you have one good neighbor. i may have to move across town. is there any houses for sale around him.
Ya there will be a trailer for sale in a week or 2. $275 lot rent per month.
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get you a saw and cut that 3" BL down to around 1".
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get you a saw and cut that 3" BL down to around 1".
I changed mind ont the body lift and did shackle instead.
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:22 PM   #21
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Will be putting on 31's this weekend so wanted a little more room
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looks good even better with once you get the 31's. thats what i have on mine. once they wear out i think i will go with new rims and 33's with a suspension lift insted of the BB. what tire you looking at? mine are goodyear mt/r. an agressive tread but more than needed on a DD. the goodyear duratracs look nice also agressive look but not overly agressive. you might even be able to slip 32's in under it now. if your not off roading you dont have to leave the extra room for flex.
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Shouldn't change the ride. A body lift doesn't touch the suspension. Same parts, just putting spacers between the body and the frame. Same ride, same ground clearance, just higher center of gravity, and room for bigger tires. I have a 3 inch body lift on my Expedition along with a 2 inch suspension lift. Free is good!!! Good luck to you. Love my body lift. Cheapest/ coolest mod I did.
yea i know i was there when he installed them. I noticed a difference for sure. maybe he effed something else up. nice avatar btw , artic in the snow
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looks good even better with once you get the 31's. thats what i have on mine. once they wear out i think i will go with new rims and 33's with a suspension lift insted of the BB. what tire you looking at? mine are goodyear mt/r. an agressive tread but more than needed on a DD. the goodyear duratracs look nice also agressive look but not overly agressive. you might even be able to slip 32's in under it now. if your not off roading you dont have to leave the extra room for flex.
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I changed mind ont the body lift and did shackle instead.
Cool, too much reading for me at the time.
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After I get my tires on I'll post a pic. I think it's gonna look good.
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