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98TJSahara 04-24-2008 04:11 PM

Is there a simple BL?
 
All I want is another inch/1.25" for now. How much labor is involved with 1.25" JKS as opposed to just a run of the mill 1" BL. Is the MML a necessary part of the JKS install? Thanks

Jerry Bransford 04-24-2008 04:35 PM

You don't need to spend extra for a good body lift, I'd stick with the tried and true 1" kit from Performance Accessories. It's as good as any of them but it costs less and they hold up forever. They're very easily installed, you could do it in an hour easily if wrenching isn't new to you. No body lift requires a MML. MMLs are often installed so the engine is raised an inch to match the radiator shroud/radiator that is raised by the body lift. But really, all you have to do is lower the fan shroud an inch by drilling new mounting holes in it and repositioning it an inch lower, no big deal. :)

mrbigjeep 04-24-2008 04:36 PM

i run the Performance accessories BL and like it...many people run it and like it.

it includes everything you need and doesn't make you drill into the fan shroud like the JKS does...and no you don't have to do a MML with either body lift.

edit, jerry beat me to it :D

Jerry Bransford 04-24-2008 04:47 PM

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Originally Posted by mrbigjeep (Post 222183)
edit, jerry beat me to it :D

Great minds think alike, huh! :D

bpowa 04-24-2008 04:57 PM

where do you get this BL from.. good price and service?

mrbigjeep 04-25-2008 10:43 AM

i got mine from northridge4x4 a good while back. good price and fast shipping. good customer service also.

bpowa 04-25-2008 12:59 PM

just looked at it and it cost more than jks.

Jerry Bransford 04-25-2008 01:13 PM

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Originally Posted by bpowa (Post 222465)
just looked at it and it cost more than jks.

Approximately how much were both brands from your research?

steelers151 04-25-2008 01:42 PM

I just installed a 1" Performance Accessories BL this past weekend. Took about 4 hours and had everything you'll need. Best price I found was Amazon.com $83.40 and free shipping.

cavediverjc 04-25-2008 01:50 PM

I bought a 1" Performance Accessories BL from 4wd.com and it cost me around $115 shipped, but there are better deals out there....just keep looking.

98TJSahara 04-25-2008 04:33 PM

Nice, thanks guys. I'll get on it soon. and send pics. I must add too, that I'm honered that steelers151 first post was to help me. Thanks! 4 hours is good est. for my install too. 3 hours to spray with (at least 2 cans) PB and 1 to start turnin wrenches. RUST SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!

Triple88a 04-25-2008 06:32 PM

I got my 2" bl from ebay for 90 bucks shipped. They also had 1" bl for a bit cheaper. Install for my 2" bl was 4 hrs or so.. a 1" bl would take me 2-3 hrs. (1st time install)

NY94YJ 04-25-2008 07:54 PM

I just installed 1" Performance Accessories BL last weekend, and 1" MML at same time, it took 3hrs with 2 people...(total....BL and MML)
My friend had done both before....so that helped.

I am happy with the PA BL......BUT......I wish I had sprung for the Daystar which is a replacement Bushing which is 1" taller....instead of a Spacer that 'sits' on top of the bushing. Also....the spacers are just that...spacers...can't believe what I paid for some Pucks and Hardware......

The Bushing has a rounded top.....and fits the contour of the body.....the spacers are FLAT.......i did not like that....... Also the Daystar are not as Obvious...in fact it would be hard for even a Jeeper to tell there was a body lift........the Spacers stick out. 1" is not bad....again I am HAPPY with mine......but any more.....not good. I saw a TJ today that caught my eye cuz it was lifted and big tires....Then I saw the TOWERS under the body :(

DiPietro 04-25-2008 10:08 PM

Just installed my 1" BL two weeks ago..took about 3 hours... then and extra $200 for the radiator I punctured and another $3.00 and 1 week to get the spare body puck from 4 wheel parts that I forgot to tighten... Learn from my mistakes please!!!
Double check the bolts within a day or two, then after maybe a couple weeks..
Also take your time with the radiator lowering kit...it's fairly easy but tight..but is very achievable...

cavediverjc 04-26-2008 10:48 AM

Here's a link that someone sent to me once about installing a PA 1" BL. The writeup should be similar to whatever brand of BL you decide to buy. Hope this helps.......


http://www.4x4xplor.com/bl.html

Jordan

98TJSahara 04-26-2008 10:49 AM

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Originally Posted by DiPietro (Post 222664)
Just installed my 1" BL two weeks ago..took about 3 hours... then and extra $200 for the radiator I punctured and another $3.00 and 1 week to get the spare body puck from 4 wheel parts that I forgot to tighten... Learn from my mistakes please!!!
Double check the bolts within a day or two, then after maybe a couple weeks..
Also take your time with the radiator lowering kit...it's fairly easy but tight..but is very achievable...

I haven't forgotten...."more BL woes".

98TJSahara 04-28-2008 05:26 PM

Ordered the 1" PA BL! Black canvas half doors, ball joints, i think that's it for now. Wishlist is getting smaller time to start a new one. CHECK OUT MY EXHAUST QUESTION IF YOU GET A CHANCE, THANKS.

mrbigjeep 04-28-2008 06:38 PM

you'll be happy with it and its cake to install


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