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Tommy2Times 02-08-2011 11:29 PM

Body lift kit help
 
Hello! ME AGAIN! I'm starting my search for a small body lift. I've just got the 2.5 inch RC coils and shocks lift. I'm looking for juuuuuust a little more lift.

Looking around I'm seeing 1" kits that look bare bones and others that come with all kinds of extra stuff! Can I get some reccomendations please? Anything else like problems I may run into installing it? What kits do you all use?

Finally, how high can I safely/easialy install? 1"? 1.5"? 2???

Thank you all in advance. Tommy

doclouie 02-08-2011 11:49 PM

Keep it at 1"-1.25" and you will be fine. A BL is nothing more than spacers. Just make sure it has grade 5 or grade 8 bolt.

97flexy 02-09-2011 02:49 PM

I've found that the daystar BL are the closest diameter to stock. when buying a BL you don't want to buy one with skinny diameter body mounts cause than can bend or pop thru your body if its rusty.

Jp90Talon 02-09-2011 03:08 PM

I suggest doing a MML along with the BL. It helps keep things at the correct angles and just makes life much easier if done together. Plus if you do the MML you should be able to ditch the Tcase drop.

97flexy 02-09-2011 07:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Jp90Talon (Post 1044725)
I suggest doing a MML along with the BL. It helps keep things at the correct angles and just makes life much easier if done together. Plus if you do the MML you should be able to ditch the Tcase drop.

you would normally put a tcase drop on a one inch BL? I agree with doing the 1" MML but i do not understand about the tcase drop explain please....

flint 02-09-2011 07:33 PM

The mml helps to correct the drive line angles from a lift, which allows most people to remove any tcase drop. (situational of course)

Tommy2Times 02-10-2011 01:40 PM

Um, what's a MML? Sorry, I just don't know. I have the Tcase drop on from the RC 2.5 lift, would I remove it?

530ktm 02-10-2011 01:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Tommy2Times (Post 1047088)
Um, what's a MML? Sorry, I just don't know. I have the Tcase drop on from the RC 2.5 lift, would I remove it?

MML is a motor mount lift which raises the front of the engine and puts the drive line angle back in a better position so you can get rid of the transfer case lowering mess. It is silly to raise the Jeep up a couple of inches only to lower the center of the belly.

530ktm 02-10-2011 01:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Tommy2Times (Post 1043518)
Hello! ME AGAIN! I'm starting my search for a small body lift. I've just got the 2.5 inch RC coils and shocks lift. I'm looking for juuuuuust a little more lift.

Looking around I'm seeing 1" kits that look bare bones and others that come with all kinds of extra stuff! Can I get some reccomendations please? Anything else like problems I may run into installing it? What kits do you all use?

Finally, how high can I safely/easialy install? 1"? 1.5"? 2???

Thank you all in advance. Tommy

I went with the JKS 1.25 inch body lift as well as the 1 inch MML. Keeps things nice and in line. There is also a video online to show how to install both of these items.

Jp90Talon 02-10-2011 06:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Tommy2Times (Post 1043518)
I've just got the 2.5 inch RC coils and shocks lift.

Quote:

Originally Posted by 97flexy (Post 1045374)
you would normally put a tcase drop on a one inch BL? I agree with doing the 1" MML but i do not understand about the tcase drop explain please....

If you read his original post he stated that he already had the 2.5" suspension lift and that means Tcase drop kit, so by doing the MML he would not only make the BL install easier, but he would no longer need the Tcase drop thus more ground clearance ;)

97flexy 02-12-2011 11:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Jp90Talon (Post 1047744)
If you read his original post he stated that he already had the 2.5" suspension lift and that means Tcase drop kit, so by doing the MML he would not only make the BL install easier, but he would no longer need the Tcase drop thus more ground clearance ;)

Ops i missed the 2.5" suspension lift..... but I also never thought you needed a tcase drop for a lift that small.


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