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Bought this beauty about a year ago and seemed to have misplaced the paper work on weather or not it has a body or suspension lift.

Can anyone tell from this picture?
 

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Any recommendations on increasing the lift, should I get the opposite lift of what is currently on it so it will add, or replace the lift that is on it with a new one?

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Jkazu said:
Any recommendations on increasing the lift, should I get the opposite lift of what is currently on it so it will add, or replace the lift that is on it with a new one?

Also brands to trust?
Old man emu from dpg can give you a great kit
 

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Since no one gave an explanation of how they can tell the difference...a body lift would produce a noticable gap between the frame and the body. From your picture, you would be able to see it above the rear tire.
 

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Yes as indicated, it is a suspension but without pictures of the springs, can't tell if it is a BB or springs only and possibly what brand.

Why do you want to replace when you don't know what you have.

Any recommendations on increasing the lift, should I get the opposite lift of what is currently on it so it will add, or replace the lift that is on it with a new one?

Also brands to trust?
First answer these:

1. What is your budget including installation if you are not doing it yourself?

2. What are you planning to do with your Jeep, all street or off-road and what kind of off road?

3. What size tires do you have or plan on getting?
 

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That does not look like a body lift. There is no discernible gap between the body and the rear bumper alignment. As far as the lifts to get or trust, what is your project goal for this rig? More details are required to point you in the right direction? Lay out what your wants and needs are, as well as, your reasoning behind them. Them more opinions can be given.
 

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1. Budget would have to be less than $800-$1,000, but that is definitely the max.

2. As of right now it's street. I am doing a cross country trip from DC to WA state and in WA I planned to do off-road. Which is why I'm trying to determine what the lift is on it (ill provide pictures of the springs when I'm off work).

3. Planning on getting new set after my cross country trip since the treads right are about 30%. Size would be 32''-33'' depending on what I can find for a good price.
 

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Any recommendations on increasing the lift, should I get the opposite lift of what is currently on it so it will add, or replace the lift that is on it with a new one?

Also brands to trust?
Like previous said, If you didn't even know the difference why are you wanting to change what you don't know you have? Too many newbs on here get caught up in reading what the so called experts recommend and think they have to have it too because it looks cool. Hell, just plasti dip everything and save some money. That seems to be the mod of choice.
j/k btw. Find some Jeep people in your area, see what they recommend as to what you might need for what YOU do with your jeep and plan accordingly. You don't want to be the guy with the 4 banger jeep on 40's that doesn't know how to change his own oil at that point. Good luck
 

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You should look at the radiator mounting area and fan shroud to see if there has been any mods done there. Typically, if done correctly, when you put on a body lift, brackets or some modification has to be done to compensate for the fan. Unless a MML has been done as well. From the pic, it really looks like a budget boost with shocks and spring spacers.
 

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Like previous said, If you didn't even know the difference why are you wanting to change what you don't know you have? Too many newbs on here get caught up in reading what the so called experts recommend and think they have to have it too because it looks cool. Hell, just plasti dip everything and save some money. That seems to be the mod of choice.
j/k btw. Find some Jeep people in your area, see what they recommend as to what you might need for what YOU do with your jeep and plan accordingly. You could be the guy with the 4 banger jeep on 40's that doesn't know how to change his own oil at that point. Good luck
I can see that, I guess I was too blunt with my questions trying to keep them simple. I definitely want to keep this jeep on the conservative side for sure, it is after all for the most part a daily drive. Now to explain the lift question I had more accurately,(after knowing its a suspension lift), could you assume that its cheaper just to add a body lift? Reasoning behind getting a bigger lift is to put the 32''-33'' tires on it without having to worry about rubbing. Also its slightly awkward for people to get into that are shorter than 6'2'' :D. They cant seem to decide whether or not to use the side step or to stretch to get in. And to check the oil that's the stick that goes into the engine right?:whistling:
 

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What size tires do you want to run? is the 1K just lift or is it lift and tires?
If it is lift I would think you could do a good lift the right way for around the price of a K.
I would go 3 inch suspension, 1 inch body and motor mount lift (set you up for a tummy tuck in the future.) SYE and CV driveshaft, and adj. rear control arms., As money comes back you can add the front control arms, then start the tummy tuck.
 

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1K would be just for the lift. Tires, I would like to run 32''-33''. I'm not dead set on the size but don't want anything unnecessary for a predominant street rig.
 

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1K would be just for the lift. Tires, I would like to run 32''-33''. I'm not dead set on the size but don't want anything unnecessary for a predominant street rig.
Looks to me from the pic you have 32 or 33 on there now? You shouldbe able to fit 33 on what you already have. Again going by picture only. My first tj I put a 2.5 rancho lift on and ran 32, s with no problems. The more lift whether body or suspension, just adds more issues to deal with. And yes the stick coming out of the engine is for checking oil unless you have an automatic, then you will need to ask for pictures of everyones engine bay with auto's to accurately diagnose your application.:whistling:
 

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Currently I have 31, but like I said the treads are at about 30%, and after driving cross country, 3k miles, instead of getting the same size just upgrade. Which also means new rims....
 

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It's lifted already. Are you having problems with the lift? Clunking, rough ride, steering issues?
You could always add a 1.25" body lift for a little more tire clearance. 33" tires in the 10.5" width will let you retain your stock wheels.
That would get you around just fine for 90% of the trails here in WA State.
 
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