|11-01-2009 10:52 AM|
|kdukes4||Body and Motor Mount Lifts|
|11-01-2009 10:50 AM|
Stay with a 1 or 1.25 BL . . . will be plenty along with your 2" BB to clear the 33's and with a 4" suspension lift would be plenty to clear the 35's if you decide to go that route in the future (be ready to really open up the check book on that one though as your talking, a whole new suspension, SYE, DS, beefing up the axles, new gears, etc, etc, etc) There's just no good reason to go over 1.25 on a BL.
daanbc - I'm trying to understand why you decided to install a 2" BL to clear the 31's vs a 2" BB instead? Seems like both would be in the same ball park when you look at cost, but when you consider things like performance, safety, looks, etc the BB is far superior.
|11-01-2009 10:35 AM|
|kdukes4||hey jeep 95, i'm sorta novice on this area but to my knowledge, every jeep is different. and depending on how high you go for a BL is gonna determine whether you need to make some adjustments. a new driveshaft and SYE are not gonna be needed if you're doing something like 1.25 or 1" of lift. you can keep your driveshaft even if you go higher than 1.25" just get a MML or drop the TC more. however, you may need to do the tc drop if you get driveline vibes. look it up online i thought i had the link on my favs, but i cant find it. there's an article that goes throguh the basics. you might even find the link in a thread in here. GL!|
|11-01-2009 10:09 AM|
|jeep95||Does installing a body lift require modifications (tc drop, new driveshaft, SYE, etc.)?|
|10-31-2009 12:18 AM|
|10-30-2009 08:29 PM|
|jeep95||Do 1" body lifts require modifications to install(tc drop, new driveshaft, sye, etc.)?|
|10-25-2009 11:28 PM|
nice! thanks for your advice, i recently got on my local highway, and couldn't get my jeep to 85MPH
(i know, i know don't speed)
but i was trying to convince my father my jeep ***had*** to have new gears lol
hmmm 4.56's would be pretty awesome.
with my 4.0L 2" BB and 33" AT tires... i have to floor it for awhile just to get to 70, then its a REALLY REALLY slow hard climb to 85, and that's all she wrote, wouldn't go faster.
i told him with the 33"s the jeep wouldn't do 75 MPH. but it did eventually so i lost. ( he agree'd he would pay for new gears if i couldn't do it.)
but the last time i got on the highway, i had to change lanes so everyone could past me because i couldn't hold 70MPH on the hills. kinda mad me sad, but its whatever, i only get on the highway like once in a blue moon.
|10-25-2009 11:09 PM|
|nicolas-eric||I also had a 2" BL and 2" BB and there was no probloem on the "Autobahn" with speeds up to 100 mph.|
|10-25-2009 11:06 PM|
cool sounds awesome, that would keep me from getting a T-case? which IMO look terrible.
as for my want of the 2":
1. I get off the pavement, but I don't run hard trails with large obstacles, its like two trac dirt trails on friends land, with some mudding here and there. so i do want my 33" to clear any amount of flex that they want. P.S.- i don't have to worry about hard recovery's or lots of stress on the spacers. (i know the 1.25" will do but still )
2. my jeep is mostly on pavement, 50MPH and under, i never get on the highway, and if i do its for maybe 5 minutes.
3. I really want 4" of lift and can't afford anything else, to be straight honest, its the small man syndrome in me, i gotta make this thing bigger than any other jeep i know. lol
|10-25-2009 10:57 PM|
With a 1" BL ad a 1" MML you donīt need the drop brackets because you rise the fan shroud (1" BL) and the fan (1" MML).
With a 2" BL (lifts the fan shrould 1") and a 1" MML (lifts the fan 1") you have to drop the radiator and fan should 1".
I would install a 1" MML because teh rear driveline angle becomes better and there are no more driveshaft vibes that you could have with a 2" budget boost lift that you already have.
|10-25-2009 10:50 PM|
|BeepBeepImaJeep||so with the 2" BL,one that comes with the radiator drop brackets, do i even need the MML? or is that so that ppl don't need the drop brackets in the first place?|
|10-25-2009 10:47 PM|
there is no 1" MML.
install a 1.25" BL and a 1 MML.
or if you want to install a 2" BL with a 1" MML you have to drill 4holes in the radiator trop brackets (comes with the BL) that teh radiator drops only 1" and not 2".
and no you donīt need longer brake lines.
|10-25-2009 10:40 PM|
so the 2" bb + the 2" bl might make it worse. most say get the MML with the BL... so is there a 2" MML with the 2" BL?
with the 2" BB plus adding a 2" BL will i need brake line extenders?
|10-25-2009 10:39 PM|
|10-25-2009 08:51 PM|
|10-25-2009 08:38 PM|
|jeep95||If you recommend a suspension lift, what lift do you recommend? I would be looking at 2-3", so would that require modification to install?|
|10-25-2009 08:00 PM|
|10-25-2009 02:37 PM|
|BeepBeepImaJeep||dannbc - thanks a million, i mean the advice you gave me has made me look more into the 2" BL. I just need to know wether to buy a 1inch MML and a T-case drop kit, or one or the other... to make sure i dont get vibes.|
|10-25-2009 09:45 AM|
|YjPoWeR93||if ur gonna spend the money please do not put in body lift its a waist!! i hate to look of the spacers in between body and frame.. why not just by spacers to go on top of your coils and its not much more $ at all!! looks ALOT beter also!|
|10-25-2009 09:39 AM|
|10-25-2009 02:49 AM|
what kind of lift do you really want? the BL will just put you up higher and play around with the entire structual integrity of the jeep. since you're on a BB right now, why not take the BB out and put in a solid suspension lift??
i was in the same category as you about three weeks ago... i started this summer off with some 31's then addded the 2"bb with skyjackers.... added a new front bumper, then decided i wanted to go bigger...now im on 33's with the zj springs up front and the stock front coils in the rear which have me totalling a 3" suspension lift. next to come is the 1" BL which will be plenty for me, 4" overall! most definitely a 1" MML to go with it too. i have some buds in our local club who ride with 2" + BL's sure it looks great but like i've said before, when they move side to side while recovering off of a ledge etc. uggh it kinda gives you the creeps thinking that 11 bolts are holding that tub together, i mean what if its you're DD and you're on the highway and you have to jerk the wheel? just something to think about. I'm not discouraging the 2" BL, but if you're gonna do it, i guess you should just be smart on what you plan to use your jeep for, thats all!
|10-25-2009 12:56 AM|
jeep95 - I feel you on the bodylift curiosity. i have a 2" BB on stock springs... drives great.
im on 33's but want more lift, I'm on road 95% of the time so im torn between a 2" Bodylift, and a 1.25" from JKS. everyone says stay under 2", dose that include not using the 2" BL's?
if im going to spend 119? why not get another inch for like 30 bucks more. you'll notice it more, and ill just cover the space with gap covers.
hopefully this thread can help me decide.
|10-24-2009 11:29 PM|
|10-24-2009 09:46 PM|
|daanbc||This is mine with a two inch bodylift and 31's.|
|10-24-2009 08:24 PM|
i'll see if i can get some better pics up it tomorrow. Look for a new thread called something like "zj coil spring modification" i couldn't find anything about the modification in this forum and figured i mine as well make a thread about it for others i'll proabbly add the lift into that "lift review" sticky
|10-24-2009 05:09 PM|
|Jma20a||i went with the tera flex 2"BB and later down the road i got a full set of ome shocks and steering stabilizer.|
|10-24-2009 03:09 PM|
This is when I used to have a 2" Skyjacker with hydro shocks. I really liked it and it wasn't rubbing too much. I looks pretty good and it got me through some tough trails. If you are not looking to do anything crazy thats the way I would go. 2" and 32's
|10-24-2009 12:05 PM|
|10-24-2009 11:33 AM|
they're not that hard to install, takes b/w 1-2 hours usually. everyone here will tell you that you need to stay under 2" majority of people run 1 or 1 1/4 inch BL's. once you go higher you've got some differences in strucutal integrity, geometry, center of gravity, etc, a definte change in drive which may not workout for a daily driver. i'm going with a 1" bl with a 1" jks motor mount lift (mml) before winter gets here.
i had a BB with skyjackers and loved it, still do actually, i just took out the stock springs and added a pair of zj's in there.
|10-24-2009 10:23 AM|
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