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Old 07-02-2018, 05:28 PM
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2" body lift

Looking at installing a 2" body lift for my YJ. Does anyone else run this much lift? Regrets? I know the rule of thumb is 1" but I'm wanting a taller look. Mainly aesthetic on a daily driver. Zone offers a kit for $89.

Currently I'm at a 4" suspension lift and am not happy with the height, I'm not wanting shackles since I don't want to mess with a SYE just yet. Anyone have pictures of a 4" suspension and 2" body?

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Old 07-02-2018, 08:04 PM   #2
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What tire size are you running or trying to fit? Also, how are you running a set of 4" springs without a SYE?

I have a 4.5" lift with 1" body and trimmed fenders + TJ flares. Since the TJ flares add about 1" of clearance, it's similar to the clearance you'd see with 4" suspension + 2" body w/YJ factory flares:





Recently upgrades to new axles and am running 35" tires:




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Thanks for the reference. Every jeep is just different, I've wheeled mine pretty hard since the "restore" and have not had any issues or vibrations without the sye. Also 33s.
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Re 2" body lift.... just say NO....
Go w 1.25".... really is raising the body by the width of your thumb over that gonna make or break the look at the mall?

Fwiw I've put 50,000 HARD miles on my yj w 4.5" suspension lift and 33's without a sye with no issues at all
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I never really considered anything between 1-2" to be honest. 1 is not enough imo. So I opt for 2'
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Old 07-03-2018, 12:26 PM   #6
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I never really considered anything between 1-2" to be honest. 1 is not enough imo. So I opt for 2'
I think the reason the 1" kits are preferred are because they incorporate the body bushing into the lift itself. The 2" and taller kits are "puck style" and are known to cause all sorts of issues. Aside from suffering from increased leverage on the bolts and mounts themselves, the pucks can and do crack (I've seen a handful blown out over the years), which itself can cause all sorts of issues.

The bushing+lift style body lifts are super stout. If you ever destroy a urethane body mount like a puck style body lift, you'll have plenty of other issues to worry about!

IMO, with the size of the wheel well being what it is, 2"+ body lifts don't offer any real world advantage. Sure they sit the body higher but anything above 1" doesn't really offer much room for the tire to move into as it hits other parts of the fender/flare or inner fender long before it makes it to the top. This is why a 1" BL + TL flares (trimmed to TJ opening) offers significantly more room than a 2" BL does (and it does so without all the negatives of a puck-style lift).
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Nope... 1" and 1.25" spacers are readily available and better than extra tall urethane mounts specifically because they retain the softer rubber mount.

The reason the smaller body lifts are 'preferred' is because body lifts as a whole have some bad properties and the taller they are the worse they get...
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2" body, 3.5 spring and a 1.25 shackle, 33s
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Looks good. Any more pictures?
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Nope... 1" and 1.25" spacers are readily available and better than extra tall urethane mounts specifically because they retain the softer rubber mount.

The reason the smaller body lifts are 'preferred' is because body lifts as a whole have some bad properties and the taller they are the worse they get...
I have to wholeheartedly disagree...

Ive yet to see a factory rubber mount last to any appreciable off road use with a puck style body lift. They squish, pop and blow out and are likely 50% the cause of puck failures.

People have suggested that the poly body mounts and extra tall poly mounts increase HVH. I have yet to experience any of these issues with either standard poly replacements or taller poly mounts (for sake of full discolsure, Ive used a half dozen poly replacement body bushing kits but only the one lift style and that was on my current YJ). Ill add that Ive yet to experience or see a blown out urethane body bushing in 20 years of wheeling... I cant say the same for rubber ones.

If I could have gotten a 1 puck style lift for free or had to buy my Daystar 1 BL kit again, Id pay for the Daystar kit every time. I know they offer 1-1.25 puck style kits (even fancy aluminum ones), but Ive never known a single person who runs one.
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Looks good. Any more pictures?
Thanks. I'll get a couple more off my computer
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