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post #1 of 19 Old 04-20-2010, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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I have a 2.5 inch sus lift. could i do 2 inch body?

I am looking into putting on a 2 inch body lift for my 95 yj. I currntly have a 2.5 inch rough country suspension lift.

Will the lift i already installed, have any effect on the body lift fitting? Will anything hang me up, or will i have to extend anything that you would not normally need to extend when just installing a body lift?

any input would be apreciated. although I have already made up my mind to get a body lift.


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I am looking into putting on a 2 inch body lift for my 95 yj. I currntly have a 2.5 inch rough country suspension lift.

Will the lift i already installed, have any effect on the body lift fitting? Will anything hang me up, or will i have to extend anything that you would not normally need to extend when just installing a body lift?

any input would be apreciated. although I have already made up my mind to get a body lift.
Why 2 inch? Why not 1 inch? What are you trying to accomplish?
You may have t trim a little off your floor for the shifter and t-case selector to clear. You will also have to drop your fan shroud, and possibly modify your brake lines where they mount on the front fenders.
A 2 inch is really going to show your frame and also make you a bit more top heavy.

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Obviously hes trying to clear his 33s. Nothing wrong with a 2" BL. Doesnt show the frame that bad and any difference in top heavy is probably compensated by the larger tires and wider stance.

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I am actually trying to make more space for my tires .when i take it wheelin it rubs. My dad has a body lift on his jeep I dont think it looks to bad. but i know its the big debate. Most people will say not even to get one. I just need the clearance.

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I am actually trying to make more space for my tires .when i take it wheelin it rubs. My dad has a body lift on his jeep I dont think it looks to bad. but i know its the big debate. Most people will say not even to get one. I just need the clearance.
Ive run a 2" body lift through years of hard wheeling. Its all aesthetics. If your cool with the look, go for it.

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Obviously hes trying to clear his 33s. Nothing wrong with a 2" BL. Doesnt show the frame that bad and any difference in top heavy is probably compensated by the larger tires and wider stance.
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I am actually trying to make more space for my tires .when i take it wheelin it rubs. My dad has a body lift on his jeep I dont think it looks to bad. but i know its the big debate. Most people will say not even to get one. I just need the clearance.
I'm running a 2.5 inch suspension lift with a 1 inch body lift, rolling on 33X12.50/16's with absolutely no rub even at full flex full turn.
I have stock Rubicon wheels and TJ flares. I think the offset of the wheels is 5 inches. I don't have track bars or a sway bar connected either.
It's just me, I don't like the look of exposed frame even on mine, and I'm trying to keep the CG as low as possible.

Here's a pic of mine...
I am about eye level with the lower door hinges with the camera. See how the frame is exposed even with one inch?
It's all about aesthetics and CG for me.
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Looks nice Rik, the TJ flares give you the extra clearance you need. If he doesnt cut, he'll need the full 2" of the BL though.

OP your jeep profile says you have a 4" RC lift. Has it sagged?

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I am still undecided between the 2 inch and one inch. And ya for now I will have the stock fender flares. Im just tired of hearing the rub, even when turning on some pavement. I would rather just get a bigger suspension lift and not see the frame but unfortanalty I dont have that much money. I might just have to deal with the look of a body lift....

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I am still undecided between the 2 inch and one inch. And ya for now I will have the stock fender flares. Im just tired of hearing the rub, even when turning on some pavement. I would rather just get a bigger suspension lift and not see the frame but unfortanalty I dont have that much money. I might just have to deal with the look of a body lift....
You could get some 1/2-1 inch lift shackles. If thats not enough then you could always get a 1 inch body lift.

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I dont know. My tires stick out a couple inches past my flares so when i turn hard and on an angle they rub. How hard are lift shakels to install?

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I dont know. My tires stick out a couple inches past my flares so when i turn hard and on an angle they rub. How hard are lift shakels to install?
shackles wont help, you either need a diff offset rim, or adjust your turn stoppers...Imne rubswhen I turn hard right I need to unscrew my stoppers a bit on that side...

I run 33x12.5x15....the chromes in the pic are 4" backspacing those DONT rub....my black steelies are only 3.75 backspacing..THEY RUB

This is me with 2.5 OME springs 5/8 shackles and a 3" body lift, the 3 is a bit much, It is going soon hopefull for a SOA still trying to round up all the parts b4 I start it, anyhow, you will have to extend your steering and prolly cut a small piece out of hte back of the floorboard by the shifter if you have a manual or you get no reverse









This is full flexed, no bumbstops, no track and no sways.....





should looks something like that depending on springs and the like.

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well i know what i am doin this weeknd.... goodbuy sway and track bars! (my bump stops are already gone). I read up a lot on taking those off and the consensus seems to take them off.

o by the way. i ordered the 2 inch body lift today!

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