Which is better: 2" body lift or 2" spring spacers
As of right now I have a 3" BDS suspension lift sitting on 33" tires and I want to add 2 more inches of lift to it. Does either lift require changing the shocks out? Which is better overall? Do I need to drop the transfer case even further? How much do they cost? Do I need to re-gear it? And how easy is it to install? If it matters I have also had a past of the dw. Thank you!
04-08-2010 01:34 PM
If you add a body lift, I suggest a 1.25 as that seems to be the general consensus for a BL. 2" may be ok, but I am not sure. With a BL, you might have to change some stuff around your radiator and your shift linkage.
If you go with spring spacers, you may have issues with tcase or drive shaft. Again, I am not sure and have little experience with tall lifts.
You should not have to regear unless you plan on changing to a bigger tire.
04-08-2010 01:38 PM
Suspension lifts are the better way to go than body lifts. Body lifts should never be the primary source of tire clearance, especially since they provide zero added ground clearance for the Jeep itself. Body lifts are useful for a little more tire clearance together with a suspension lift. I personally never recommend going any taller than 1" for a body lift. :)
04-08-2010 01:40 PM
x3 . . . don't put more than a 1.25" BL on a TJ.
04-08-2010 02:01 PM
I guess we should have asked a question or 2 first.
What is the purpose for you wanting more lift? Ground clearance? Tire clearance? Looks to impress the ladies?
Serious question. If you give us a few more details, we can provide some more detailed answers. (well Jerry can. I'm just here cuz I'm bored at work!)
04-08-2010 02:29 PM
Well from the looks of it right now, if my car flexes, I pretty positive that the tires will rub with the 33's and only a 3" lift to it. I will be doing this myself so I did not know how hard it would be since I have only done I suspension lift. I just want it higher too, cause fat girls cant jump if you know what I mean. ;)
04-08-2010 02:31 PM
all three are correct in my book, more ground clearence(helps when wheeling), tire clearence (helps with wheeling, and looks lol) and to impress chicks (self expanitory)
04-08-2010 03:26 PM
from everything I have read (and my future plans are the same) a 2.5" spring lift and a 1.25" in Body Lift will clear 33's just fine. If you are rubbing with 3", I honestly would go with a 1.25 BL. This way you don't have to redo your lift.
On the other hand if you do buy a new lift, sell me your old one cheap :)
04-08-2010 08:09 PM
well i do not plan on taking my lift on, i just wanted to add more of a lift. thank you for all of the input!