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scooter18155 01-19-2008 06:34 PM

body lift.
 
can you guys give me some pros and cons of using a 3" body lift? i havto replace my frame so im thinking about buying one and having it installed. the jeep is driven on the street 99% of the time so its more for looks then clearance to go offroading.

nicolas-eric 01-19-2008 07:03 PM

if itīs more for the look then itīs ok.
if you use grade 8 bolts it isnīt dangerous like some people say.
it gives you room for bigger tires, but you wonīt get more gound clearance.

the only disadvantage is that you can see some gaps between the body and the frame with a 3" BL. i have a 2" BL ans you donīt really see these gaps.

Levinoss 01-19-2008 08:29 PM

Eh go for it if you want it but have it done right like what nic said.

nicolas-eric 01-19-2008 08:33 PM

p.e. the performance accessories BLs come with grade 8 bolts and all other parts that are needed. these BLs are crash tested here in europe and the only BLs that are street legal in europe on wranglers.

please look at some 3" BL gap YJ pics before you buy/install it. on YJs you wil notice the gaps more than on a TJ.

nycom96 01-20-2008 07:45 AM

If your running on road 99% of the time. Go for it. Mine is mainly a on road rig and I have a 3inch BL and the gaps are not bad

chezuki 01-20-2008 04:29 PM

Can someone post pics of different size BLs? and maybe we could get a "bodylift info" thread sticky'd since people are always asking this.

Hubdeep 01-20-2008 04:42 PM

2":
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...4315_0_425.jpg

scooter18155 01-20-2008 09:46 PM

thanx for the info i agree pics are nice. I would like to lift my jeep a bit maybe with 31s or 33s a cpl years down the road but for now i was thinking of doing the body lift considering i am replacing my frame which makes it the ideal time to put a body lift in. i do intend to do maybe a small suspension lift maybe 2 or 2.5 inch one but that wont be for quite some time now. like i said before this isnt about off roading so much as i just think the jeeps lifted with lil bigger wheels are cool stuff. what do you guys think would be better a 2 inch bl and 2.5 suspension lift or just all out 4 inch suspension? I think going much bigger then 4 inches total lift is a little unpractical for my uses considering my jeep is my primary driver and dont feel like bringing step ladder with me to get in and out lol.

binaryking 01-20-2008 11:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scooter18155 (Post 183972)
can you guys give me some pros and cons of using a 3" body lift? i havto replace my frame so im thinking about buying one and having it installed. the jeep is driven on the street 99% of the time so its more for looks then clearance to go offroading.

With a 3 inch body lift you are going to have to trim the metal around your shifter plus a few other annoyances that will pop up.


*EDITED because I am dumb and didn't realize it was for a YJ the first time. ;)

Felsengleiskette 01-21-2008 12:36 PM

hey hubdeep, i dig the tj front fenders on the rear of your YJ, thats pimp and maybe in my future...also on the 6 cab risers do you have rubber bushings under the lift pucks? resulting in a bolt/washer/rubber bushing/frame/rubber bushing/ plastic puck/cab body? is that right?

Hubdeep 01-21-2008 02:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Felsengleiskette (Post 184623)
hey hubdeep, i dig the tj front fenders on the rear of your YJ, thats pimp and maybe in my future...also on the 6 cab risers do you have rubber bushings under the lift pucks? resulting in a bolt/washer/rubber bushing/frame/rubber bushing/ plastic puck/cab body? is that right?

Thanks.

Yeah, I used the stock rubber as the base. But as you mentioned, that's the order I have them in...

Felsengleiskette 01-22-2008 07:13 PM

thanks i was unsure if i was supposed to put the bushing back in under the puck or not...

orange05tj 01-22-2008 08:51 PM

I know someone that used pressure treated 4X4 posts for a BL. Thats no joke either. We used to call it the "Bob and Son Fence Company" lift.

VVJeepFreaks 01-22-2008 11:27 PM

I made a 1 3/4 BL with 6061 aluminum 3 in round. I also used grade 5 bolts, While 8's are harder they will shatter where 5 will bend. worse come to worse I would rather them bend and hold than shatter and come off.

scooter18155 01-24-2008 03:37 PM

ok i got a 3"bl on the way and well see how it looks.

Hubdeep 01-24-2008 05:40 PM

3"? http://www.skem9.com/forum/imgs/smilies/smack.gif

Felsengleiskette 01-24-2008 08:55 PM

yeah wow...3" is going to look alot more extreme than a 1.5 or even 2" plus if you got a manual your gonna be trimmin' alot of your floor to get it in reverse.....adding length to your steering.....adding hieght to your transfer stick...welding your grill corners, just off the top of my head.

nycom96 01-24-2008 08:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Felsengleiskette (Post 185904)
yeah wow...3" is going to look alot more extreme than a 1.5 or even 2" plus if you got a manual your gonna be trimmin' alot of your floor to get it in reverse.....adding length to your steering.....adding hieght to your transfer stick...welding your grill corners, just off the top of my head.


Your not gonna have to trim the floor just slide your center console back but you will have to add onto your transfer stick as stated. And I didnt have to do my grill corners. Good luck lets see some pics

Felsengleiskette 01-24-2008 09:00 PM

:doh:ohh and you should of probably got new cab bushings cuz likely yours are shot...

nycom96 01-24-2008 09:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Felsengleiskette (Post 185907)
:doh:ohh and you should of probably got new cab bushings cuz likely yours are shot...


x2!

Felsengleiskette 01-24-2008 09:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nycom96 (Post 185906)
Your not gonna have to trim the floor just slide your center console back but you will have to add onto your transfer stick as stated. And I didnt have to do my grill corners. Good luck lets see some pics

you mean your grill corners are'nt waggin' in the wind sitting up off your frame? i just saw one w/ a big kink right in the middle of his grill cuz he said he didnt weld the risers in the corners.

Felsengleiskette 01-24-2008 09:06 PM

by the way nycom,... i dig the pug/batman lol!

nycom96 01-24-2008 09:08 PM

Thanks man its custom ;-) I didnt do my bodylift I had a shop do it. But I didnt think that they had to weld the cab corners nor have I noticed. The shifter I know for sure because I modded the center console, no floor trimming. You have my curiousity now though on the cab conrners. I will check tommorow and let you know......

mesha 02-04-2008 10:37 PM

I just put on a 1 inch body lift I made myself. I used 1/2 inch bolts 7/16 washers because they fit tighter. I welded the washers together and used grade 5 bolts because the bend. For me 3 inches is too much but not for everyone. Best part is the lift cost 16 dollars so a 3 inch would be like 25 or so..

scooter18155 02-04-2008 10:50 PM

i did get poly cab mounts a while back will i be needing those even though i got a lift? i noticed someone earlier mentioned it and i was under the impression the bl replaced those and they were unneeded. thanx again.


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