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151 02-28-2011 09:40 PM

Body lift vs Suspension lift
 
I'm thinking about getting a lift kit on my TJ but I don't want to go over 2.5". Which would be better, a body lift or a suspension lift?

bjtoth 02-28-2011 09:44 PM

2" spring spacers, "budget boost", or just BB. About $100. More if you want shocks.

151 02-28-2011 09:59 PM

Thanks I'll check it out

LFD firemedic 02-28-2011 10:04 PM

OME 2" lift. I got 2.5" on mine. It's great and nothing bad to say about it

UnlimitedLJ04 02-28-2011 10:24 PM

if you go with a BL, don't go over 1.25".

Mykal 03-01-2011 01:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 151 (Post 1089032)
I'm thinking about getting a lift kit on my TJ.
I don't want to go over 2.5".
Which would be better, a body lift or a suspension lift?

A suspension lift is better. What are your plans for the Jeep?
Camping and light trail use?
Hard wheeling?
Mall crawlin?

Rubicon2 03-01-2011 01:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LFD firemedic
OME 2" lift. I got 2.5" on mine. It's great and nothing bad to say about it

x2

151 03-01-2011 09:04 AM

It's just gonna be light trail, so I think I will do suspension

Peepers 03-01-2011 09:16 AM

I've installed a 1" BL and helped install a 3" BL... different vehicles, similar process.

Things that had to be done with the 3" that did not have to be done with a 1":
Lengthen the steering column
Extend the filler hose and vent hose
Possible body work to regain 2, 4, and R
Extending the shifter so it doesn't look like a shorty.
putting a new bracket on the 4wd shifter (both require this)
Modifying your fan shroud (both require this)

Not to mention its going to look really funny having a 3" gap between your body and bumpers


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