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Unread 10-16-2001, 05:23 PM   #16
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[quote]Originally posted by RodeoRob:
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Originally posted by Capa:

$300 is a lot to pay for a body lift. I paid $80 for my 3" body lift... granted that wasn't installed, but...
If you're looking at spending that much money, go a little further and get a 3.5"-4" suspension lift. Rustys sells a 3.5" kit for ~$400. You'll be happier in the long run with a suspension lift.
-Rob
Most places charge more to install a BL than suspension lift because there are a lot of little things that are a pain and they would rather do something that works out smooth and will not cause problems that they will have to repair free of charge in the future.

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Unread 10-16-2001, 08:19 PM   #17
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Wow...I appreciate all the input. I think I may take the advice of of SBgreenYJ. From what everyone is telling me, raising my rig on stilts like that is uncool, so I may opt to just stay with my new 31" B.F. Goodrich tires and buy some rims to go along with them. I don't want to compromise anything on my Jeep and without the funds to drop another 400 bucks for a decent lift, I will have to be content with what I have for now. If I could throw a couple of more questions out there though, 1. Would a 15x10 rim be okay to buy for 31" tires, just in case I want to eventually go to a bigger tire and 2. Would a 1 to 1.5" shackle lift be enough to give me an adequate boost in lift? I have a slight rubbing problem now like Capa mentioned so I want to raise it slightly.
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Unread 10-16-2001, 08:44 PM   #18
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1. Would a 15x10 rim be okay to buy for 31" tires, just in case I want to eventually go to a bigger tire
Well, the width of the tire is much more of a concern than the height. what are you looking at? 31 x 9.50s? For pretty much any width 31" tire, you're gonna want to stay away from a 15x10 rim. I wouldn't recommend a wide rim like that to anyone unless they are running wider than a 12.50" tire. you'll most likely wanna stay with 15x7 or maybe 15x8. If the rim width is close to the tire width, the tire will be more prone to loosing a bead. Also, have a good gab between rim and tire width will ensure the tire protects the rim (sidewall buldge).

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and 2. Would a 1 to 1.5" shackle lift be enough to give me an adequate boost in lift? I have a slight rubbing problem now like Capa mentioned so I want to raise it slightly.
yea, if you're looking to clear 31's, a 1-2" lift should be adequate.

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Unread 10-16-2001, 08:55 PM   #19
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Damn I got 31x 10.5's when I got my jeep, and was told that 15x10 wheels would fit good. I got a great deal on some Weld Typhoons, so I have 15x10 rims on 31x10.5 tires. I do need new tires soon though, I guess I'll see about going to 12.5 wide.

How much would a shackle lift cost, and how hard is it to put on?
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Unread 10-16-2001, 09:23 PM   #20
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How much would a shackle lift cost, and how hard is it to put on?
Go to a place like www.quadratec.com and do a search on 'YJ lift shackle'. You'll come up with several companies that make em. You're looking at slightly over $100 for 4 shackles (front/rear).

Anybody willing to turn a wrench can install a shackle lift. Its just a matter of unweighting the axle, removing the bolts that hold the spring to the shackle and then shackle to the frame, and then putting the new one in. easy.

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Unread 10-16-2001, 09:25 PM   #21
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I should add, if you are gonna do a shackle lift and replace the stock shackles, it might be a good idea to spend a few extra bucks and get the greasable shackles. They're not that much more expensive and it will eliminate lots of squeeks you get from the suspension.
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