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joycem 11-21-2012 04:09 PM

Replacing Body Lift....
OK, Im sure there is a post for this...but Im a newb...

I am in the process of buying my first jeep :dance: I've found an awesome one with low miles, no rust, its the one...The only drawback I have with it is that the guy just put a 3in body lift on it :facepalm: and 33's...I love the 33's...but I'm not much a fan of the things that can happen with a 3" BL... any suggestions on the most cost effective ways to get rid of the BL and still keep the 33's?

steve76t 11-21-2012 06:04 PM

Gonna need a suspension lift of 3" to 3.5" to clear 33's. I also dont like body lifts and they just arent the right way to lift a jeep.

LilYeller 11-21-2012 06:11 PM

Cut the BL in half and send me the other half :thumb: 1.25 to 1.5 inch BL is fine but you might have probs flexing with those 33's. but it should work until you get a suspension lift of some sorts.

BTW welcome to the forum!

TJCOUNTRYBOY 11-22-2012 11:41 AM

i had daystare 1 3/4 coil spacers and had 33s i put 10'' wide rims so i wouldnt rub

eboven 11-22-2012 12:24 PM

Hah, I like lilyeller's idea of cutting your BL in half. Just 1.5" of lift won't be enough to fully clear the 33's, so I would look into 2" coil spacers as well if you're on a budget. Only 2" of suspension lift should lessen your chances of driveline issues, and combined with your 1+" BL, you should clear the 33's pretty well until you can afford a full suspension lift and everything else that goes with it. I've heard some people install a 2" BB and not even change out the shocks - not saying it's recommended, but you probably could. If you don't wheel often, this would be a good budget minded setup to clear the 33's.

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