April 9, 2008im new 2 wheeling and want a 2 put a body lift on my jeep...i am thinking 3" but am unsure bc of the tire size i want (34")...i also need suspension lift advice also...thanks...
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April 9, 2008As for body lifts, again depends on your vehicle. If it's an older one you may want totally replace the bushings. They do may a poly 1" body lift that will replace your existing mounts.
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April 9, 2008a 1" body lift would be ok but a 3" body lift isn't a good thing. It looks goofy as hell and will make your rig more top heavy. If you're new to wheelin' go out wheel your rig and get used to how it acts on the trail and see what upgrades you need from a trail perspective rather than just trying to fit a certian tire on your rig as it will save you money down the road as you are upgrading only the parts you really need. You'd be surprised how well a jeep on 31s will do on the trail.
April 9, 20083 in to high 1 in ok come out and wheel with us some time and you will see what others have done and go from there. And welcome to the site.
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April 10, 2008OK, so I guess Andy is calling my rig goofy, b/c I run 4+ inches of body lift. It keeps you center of gravity LOWER than suspension lift alone to clear tires. Body lift alone is NOT the way to go. Lift the suspension to make it trail worthy, then lift the body to clear slightly bigger tires. The body lift on my rig makes EVERYTHING else easier to get to, clean and change. Hell I can run my exhaust out OVER the frame and UNDER the body because of the lift and personally, I don't think that it looks goofy. (sorry Andy)
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April 10, 2008well i am running 4" suspension and 3" body lift and it works for me ,its a good setup ,but its all at what you want to do and how u want ur jeep to work good luck ttyl bill
April 10, 2008
Not goofy at all Eric but there's a difference between a bolt on 3" body lift and one thats welded to the frame and designed to be all one unit. but lifting the suspension is first is the way to go and then fine tuning it with a body lift to clear the tires.