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GoldenSahara00 01-08-2011 03:42 PM

Do I have a lift?
I have always assumed that my jeep was stock, just because, ya know. It was stock. right? well I feel like even with 31s, I have alot of spare room (even at full flex) so, I was thinking, what If I have a small BL or spacer?

Im a young jeep owner, and have never seen let alone installed any kind of lift yet. So What should I look for and where when trying to figure out if I have a Bl or spacer? I wouldnt be too happy if a bought a 1 inch body lift or spacer and went to install only to realise I already had it D:

Thanks for helping the noob ;)

The Ugly Jeep 01-08-2011 03:48 PM

Look for other Jeeps in Parking Lots or at used car dealers and compare.
If you have spring spacers, they are easily seen on the tops of the coils springs.
Body lifts Looking at the back of the jeep, you will see how tall the body mounts are.

GoldenSahara00 01-08-2011 03:53 PM

Thing is I dont even see that many jeeps where I live, especially tjs. the few are modded. so bad for comparison. Ill look for the spacers and BL at the body mounts, thanks :)

My jeep also looks alot lower in the back then front, and I thought tjs usually looked lower in the front then back or am I decieved.

mavrick300 01-08-2011 04:01 PM

Pictures of the coils and under the body would help

The Ugly Jeep 01-08-2011 04:22 PM

Measure from the ground up to the bottom of the front bumper.
Stock should be around 18 1/4".
With the 31's might be around 19 ish...

GoldenSahara00 01-08-2011 04:27 PM

Ill get pics and measurements in a bit. when you say bumper, Im just going to measure to where the mounts are because my bumpers not stock, so it wouldnt be accurate :P

GoldenSahara00 01-08-2011 04:51 PM

I got 19 inches to the bottom of the frame where you bolt the bumper on.

GoldenSahara00 01-08-2011 04:54 PM

Now that I look at it, I may have a spacer in my front and not my rear?

distortedtj 01-08-2011 05:04 PM

Every thing can most likely be answered if you can get some pictures bud.

1) picture of the top of the front coil spring.
2) take a picture of the body mounts under the door of the jeep.

With those we can tell you what is there bud. :)

Buckeye LJ 01-08-2011 05:11 PM

x2 on pics! Also, your jeep profile says no mirrors? While it is legal in your dear Pennsyltucky, I hope you don't always run's kinda dangerous and we definitely don't need to lose a fellow jeeper! :)

GoldenSahara00 01-08-2011 05:20 PM


GoldenSahara00 01-08-2011 05:21 PM

body mounts i wasnt sure where those were :O maybe tomorrow, haha.. its supper and its cold and snowy out :P

haha mirrors,, who needs em. God gave me a neck, so I can look over my shoulder!

haha i am making custom bracks here in spring and getting harley ones i hope :P

distortedtj 01-08-2011 05:22 PM

.75 or what they say is a 1'' spacer in the front. Most likely installed to fix saggy front springs that happen to just about every jeep in time.

Can't see the body mounts.

distortedtj 01-08-2011 05:28 PM


Originally Posted by GoldenSahara00 (Post 975254)
body mounts i wasnt sure where those were :O maybe tomorrow, haha.. its supper and its cold and snowy out :P

Body mounts are easy to find just look under the jeep at the door...see where the frame is attach to the body...bodymount. :)

Example of TJ body mount.....

GoldenSahara00 01-08-2011 05:42 PM

Lol, okay I just wasnt sure what exactly you were looking for. in that case comparing mine to yours id say mine is lower, so that would mean a lift? im gona see if I already have a pic showing that.

GoldenSahara00 01-08-2011 05:42 PM

thanks distorted! I guess that would explain why the front sets higher than the rear.

GoldenSahara00 01-08-2011 05:45 PM

this is the only pic with a view, see if it helps. or ill get one tomorrow closer.

distortedtj 01-08-2011 05:48 PM


Originally Posted by GoldenSahara00 (Post 975325)
this is the only pic with a view, see if it helps. or ill get one tomorrow closer.

perfect....NO body lift. Factory there bud.

If you had any body lift there would be a gap between the frame and fender liner above the rear tire. You don't have any gap. :)

PS...nice ZJ spare wheel.

GoldenSahara00 01-08-2011 06:01 PM

Lol, I had 3 different wheel types and two tire sizes when I got it :O they are long gone.


so rear spaces and 1 in BL are on the list, until I find a pot of gold somewhere for a real lift ;)

much appreciation for everyones help!

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