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post #1 of 9 Old 04-02-2002, 09:48 PM Thread Starter
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body lift - yes or no?

Hello everybody ! New to the site and might as well jump in with both feet. I have a 95 YJ that is all stock (for now). Looking to put 33's w/ 15X8 on, and was wondering if I should use a body lift and a suspension lift, or should I just use a suspension lift (which susp. lift does everybody recommend). Thanks for any input!

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I'd personally use a 4" Skyjacker Complete Lift Kit with Con-Ferr 3/8" shackles. Quadratec has it for about $650 (Kit plus Shackles). Comes with Shocks, Poly Bushings, Springs, U-Bolts, etc. Check it out at <a href="http://www.quadratec.com" target="_blank">www.quadratec.com</a> to get the price. Much easier than a body lift, and Skyjacker offers a really nice ride. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
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Thanks,I was thinking of the Skyjacker lift or even an Old Man Emu kit. Don't know enough about the O.M.E. kit though. Nitro or Hydro shocks? I have heard good and bad on both of them.

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post #4 of 9 Old 04-03-2002, 04:26 PM
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I just got the OME lift kit. I'm gona put it on this weekend. I don't think you can put 33's with the OME lift kit, without adding a bodylift with it. You can't go wrong with Skyjacker!
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off-roading-suspension lift
for looks, cost less=body lift

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I run a 4" suspension lift and a 1" body lift on my CJ - the body lift sure makes it easier to clean the underside and frame and has other benefits such as being able to get to stuff easier. The body lift also allowed me to move my rear shocks up and move the bottom of the shocks out of harms way.

I say go with a 1" Daystar lift.

Here is a shot of the new shock mount - This install is a lot easier with the bed sheetnetal removed but is still do-able if not.

<img src="http://www.dehesa4x4.com/mckay/images/shock%20mount3.JPG" alt="" />

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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by cjud4x4:
<strong>Thanks,I was thinking of the Skyjacker lift or even an Old Man Emu kit. Don't know enough about the O.M.E. kit though. Nitro or Hydro shocks? I have heard good and bad on both of them.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">I have always heard the the nitro are better for offroad and the hydro are better for on road. Not sure if this is true or not...

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Right, hydro is for road, nitro is for off-rod, so gauge your driving style, and pick that way. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
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