Body lift opinions.. - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Wrangler Forums > YJ Wrangler Technical Forum > Body lift opinions..

Introducing MONSTALINER™ UV Permanent DIY Roll On Bed LineGrizzly Lockers available at Rockridge4wd.comThe ULTIMATE "Selectable" Locker System! Brough

Reply
Unread 09-08-2012, 04:49 AM   #1
bcusstc
Registered User
1995 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Jersey Shore, PA
Posts: 377
Body lift opinions..

Currently she has what looks like an 2.5 or 3 inch suspension lift that was installed before i bought her. She just isnt sitting where i want her to. Just curious on everyone's thoughts on a inch and half body lift? and if there are any issues i should watch for afterwards?

Do the blocks go on over top of the body mounts or do the body mounts come off all together?

bcusstc is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 09-08-2012, 06:22 AM   #2
YJPete
Registered User
1995 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: New River Valley, Vajinya
Posts: 143
It's good for getting a little extra tire clearance but don't go overboard, as it's no replacement for a suspension lift. Watch out for your shifters hitting the body before they engage once it's in. Novak makes a shift linkage that fixes that, so if it becomes a problem I'd look there.
__________________
Black 95 YJ
2.5" on the suspension, 1" on the shackles, 2" on the body, 4.88 Superior Gears, 35" Goodyear MT/R with Kevlar, MSD-6 Offroad ignition box, Flowmaster Exhaust, Warn 9.5Ti Winch, Detroit Tru-Trac Front, Detroit Locker Back
YJPete is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 09-08-2012, 06:41 AM   #3
MLJeeper
Registered User
1988 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Birmingham, Al.
Posts: 5,029
Try to keep body lifts 2" or below,use quality materials and proper installation and you wont have any trouble. Assuming it meets these criteria, I wouldnt worry about it . Mines been on its side numerous times with no probs. You can always remove it later if it doesnt fit in with your plans. Blocks go over the mounts.
__________________
Your limited slip differential sucks.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Anticanman View Post
Any video of the sound?
MLJeeper is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 09-08-2012, 10:22 AM   #4
jeep108
Registered User
1990 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: blanchard, Oklahoma
Posts: 621
Quote:
Originally Posted by bcusstc View Post

Do the blocks go on over top of the body mounts or do the body mounts come off all together?
Depends on which lift you buy, some replace the entire mount some are "pucks" that sit atop the oem mount. As stated dont go over board, personally 1.5 would be my max. Dont forget to take the bolts out of the fan shroud & the support bar between the bumper and the grill (if you still have it) before you start lifting on the body
__________________
Find the[COLOR="Blue"]"YJ of the month"[/COLOR] contest in the stickies and participate!

Eph 6:13 -Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground,


[QUOTE=Opihi59;14523519]Welcome to the forum.
If you are a mechanical neophyte and have to repetitively intone the mantra of "lefty loosey," are a mouth breather and only own a hammer, it will be more of a challenge. [/QUOTE]
jeep108 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 09-08-2012, 11:04 AM   #5
czjeeper
Registered User
1992 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Washougal, WA
Posts: 1,506
I put a Prothane 1" body lift on.
It's a fantastic kit that replaces all hardware and does not re-use the body mounts.
I HIGHLY recommend it!
__________________
US Army combat vet
2011 Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6
Armed Forces Jeeps Member #125
Red Jeep Club Member #251

In the Portland/Vancouver area? Check 'em out! Piston's Wild Motorsports Club

Click here for 2.5L AX5 to AX15 swap
czjeeper is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 09-08-2012, 11:52 AM   #6
brinoff
Senior Member
 
brinoff's Avatar
1993 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 527
Also, keep an eye on the steering shaft. If it does not telescope correctly, it can be difficult to assemble. I couldn't figure out why my tub kept pulling forward on the driver's side while installing my 1" body lift. No one had mentioned the steering shaft
__________________
93YJ 4.0 I6, AX-15, NP231 Teraflex SYE, Tom Wood Drive Shaft, G2 D44 ARB, ARB locked 30, T&T customs axle trusses, ProComp 35" Mud Terrain, RE SD 4" Lift, Daystar 1" BL, Harbor Freight 8000 Winch, Swing Away Tire Carrier, and some other stuff.
brinoff is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 09-08-2012, 02:41 PM   #7
Anticanman
Follow me
 
Anticanman's Avatar
1994 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ripon, California
Posts: 19,230
I've got a daystar 1" kit and it's perfect for what I need out of it.

-Little more clearance for tires
-Replaces old body mounts
-Gives tranny and transfer case a little room to run a high clearance skid
-Gives my gas tank room for its high clearance skid
-Leaves a little room to get a pressure washer nozzle inside if I traverse mud
I'm sure there is more but anything over 1" will start to apply a little more stress to the mounts.
__________________
Luck Favours The Prepared
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Anticanman is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 09-09-2012, 06:01 AM   #8
bcusstc
Registered User
1995 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Jersey Shore, PA
Posts: 377
I don't plan on going over 1.5 inches, I am only looking at the body lift because im not a fan of the short and stout look. i would rather see her sit a little higher and look more proportioned if that makes any sense.
Some of the kits i am looking at include the hardware to extend the shifters and the radiators. but do i need those things if its just a 1 inch body lift?
bcusstc is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 09-09-2012, 06:48 AM   #9
YJPete
Registered User
1995 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: New River Valley, Vajinya
Posts: 143
I've got 2" and I couldn't get into 4lo at all without adjusting the linkage. The shifter hit the (now taller) body before it got far enough. I imagine with 1" you may not have quite that problem but it'll still probably keep some pressure on it, which I wouldn't want.
__________________
Black 95 YJ
2.5" on the suspension, 1" on the shackles, 2" on the body, 4.88 Superior Gears, 35" Goodyear MT/R with Kevlar, MSD-6 Offroad ignition box, Flowmaster Exhaust, Warn 9.5Ti Winch, Detroit Tru-Trac Front, Detroit Locker Back
YJPete is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 09-09-2012, 09:05 AM   #10
jeep108
Registered User
1990 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: blanchard, Oklahoma
Posts: 621
Probably not, mine is a 1.25". I had to remove the inner shift boot line so it would stay in 4th and move my radiator shroud to keep the fan from hitting. Within 6 months I installed a 1" motor mount lift which then caused me to move my shroud back down. Other things to watch during installation... Gas tank filler hose (neck?) and front brake lines.
__________________
Find the[COLOR="Blue"]"YJ of the month"[/COLOR] contest in the stickies and participate!

Eph 6:13 -Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground,


[QUOTE=Opihi59;14523519]Welcome to the forum.
If you are a mechanical neophyte and have to repetitively intone the mantra of "lefty loosey," are a mouth breather and only own a hammer, it will be more of a challenge. [/QUOTE]
jeep108 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 09-09-2012, 09:12 AM   #11
ghetdjc320
Registered User
1988 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Round Rock, Texas
Posts: 335
I would recommend either the daystar 1" or the JKS since the regular pucks tend to move arroyos with time and wheeling.
__________________
-DJC
ghetdjc320 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 09-09-2012, 12:17 PM   #12
jeep108
Registered User
1990 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: blanchard, Oklahoma
Posts: 621
Quote:
Originally Posted by ghetdjc320 View Post
I would recommend either the daystar 1" or the JKS since the regular pucks tend to move arroyos with time and wheeling.
I've heard of moving mountains but never arroyos jk, ain't auto spell great
__________________
Find the[COLOR="Blue"]"YJ of the month"[/COLOR] contest in the stickies and participate!

Eph 6:13 -Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground,


[QUOTE=Opihi59;14523519]Welcome to the forum.
If you are a mechanical neophyte and have to repetitively intone the mantra of "lefty loosey," are a mouth breather and only own a hammer, it will be more of a challenge. [/QUOTE]
jeep108 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 09-09-2012, 02:46 PM   #13
ghetdjc320
Registered User
1988 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Round Rock, Texas
Posts: 335
Hehehehe gotta love spell check in Mexico!!
__________________
-DJC
ghetdjc320 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 09-09-2012, 07:43 PM   #14
MLJeeper
Registered User
1988 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Birmingham, Al.
Posts: 5,029
Quote:
Originally Posted by YJPete View Post
I've got 2" and I couldn't get into 4lo at all without adjusting the linkage. The shifter hit the (now taller) body before it got far enough.

5 seconds with a grinder
__________________
Your limited slip differential sucks.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Anticanman View Post
Any video of the sound?
MLJeeper is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 09-09-2012, 07:51 PM   #15
Anticanman
Follow me
 
Anticanman's Avatar
1994 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ripon, California
Posts: 19,230
Quote:
Originally Posted by MLJeeper View Post
5 seconds with a grinder
It's called using your Man Hands when shifting. It'll eventually go into gear.
__________________
Luck Favours The Prepared
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Anticanman is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.