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Just finished last night installing my 4 in. skyjacker lift and I love it! Here are some before pics, during the install pics, then the final product. It looks funky with the 31's on there now, but gonna use the tread up on them before I go to 33's. When I bought the jeep a month ago it came with new tires, so might as well use them! Also, when purchasing the 33 inch tires I'm considering on swapping out the rims to some black ones, how does everyone think they would look? I don't feel the chrome 2 much...

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During the Install... Forgot to take pics on the back while install, just wanted to finish it i guess, got too excited!











Front is done, now final pics since I forgot to snap pics of doing the back



 

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Nice. Got a quick question though, still new to jeeps here. Are there any major advantages or disadvantages to using a body lift, instead of a full suspension lift, if say, one wanted to do a minor 2-3" lift? I have 31s on there right now, 33s would be ideal for me.
 

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Funky looking with the 31's but still awesome, go ahead an pick up some 35x12.50r15's :)
 

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Nice. Got a quick question though, still new to jeeps here. Are there any major advantages or disadvantages to using a body lift, instead of a full suspension lift, if say, one wanted to do a minor 2-3" lift? I have 31s on there right now, 33s would be ideal for me.
I would stay away from body lifts bigger than 2 inch's 2 inch is a little iffy. Coil Spring spacers might be something to look into, I just took off 2 in. coil spacers that were on mine if your interested in buying them
 

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I would stay away from body lifts bigger than 2 inch's 2 inch is a little iffy. Coil Spring spacers might be something to look into, I just took off 2 in. coil spacers that were on mine if your interested in buying them
Thanks. Let me take a look and educate my self with it all, and I may be getting back with you. Appreciate the offer.
 

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Looks good man, but is your rear wheels look like they were moved forward a couple inches like you shortened the wheelbase. When you lift a tj up that high it actually shortens the wheelbase and you need to center the axle back into place. (So I have heard at least). Other then that the jeep looks good.
 

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the skyjacker lifts control arms are the same length as the stock control arms. so when using longer coils, it causes the axle to just rotate around and literally shorten the wheelbase. but not by too much. that is what is beneficial among other things with long arm susp.
 

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nice.....the jack set up looked a little scary though.......:redface:
 

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the skyjacker lifts control arms are the same length as the stock control arms. so when using longer coils, it causes the axle to just rotate around and literally shorten the wheelbase. but not by too much. that is what is beneficial among other things with long arm susp.
My control arms were not the same length I would say a half an inch difference, which doesn't sound like a lot but it is when u are trying to get them to line up lol
 

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No i didn't install one, I was told not to by a few people on here, and it seems to be working fine.
 

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Skyjacker Lift

I bought one already with one of these lifts in place. Do you notice the jeep get squirly driving down the road. Like the back end wants to come around on you. I've got 33" and a 4" lift.

Thanks
 
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