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Tmp4of6 04-07-2013 07:43 AM

Skyjacker 3" Body Lift - Help and/or Suggestions
 
Have a 88 YJ (Base Model with 93" Wheel Base) Has a 1991 4.0 with a manual 5 speed. Running 32" x 11.5 x 15's. Looking to do a 3" body lift using Skyjacker's 3" Body Lift Kit # SJ-SS933 (Manual Transmission Only)

I am mechanically inclined but have never done a body lift, and don't want to get half way into it and start having problems. Would prefer to only do it once and do it right.

Do I need to be concerned about a new dropped pitman arm, an Slip Yoke Eliminator (SYE), Cross Over Steering Conversion Kit, Engine Mounts, Transmission Mounts, Extended Brake Lines, or Driveshaft Length?

Just like painting, it all about the preparation. Any and all help, suggestions, and comments appreciated.

Thanks, Dave

Camd94224 04-07-2013 07:47 AM

Guys around here have had a 3 inch body lift and they say they get cracks in their floors and it isnt good... Plus a three inch body lift looks stupid... IMO

jeepcrazy93 04-07-2013 07:56 AM

He's right. They are a bad idea. If you want to do it right, do a suspension lift. Its more work but worth it. The skyjacker kits come with most of the things you will need minus a SYE/CV driveshaft.

Tmp4of6 04-07-2013 08:22 AM

3" Body Lift Help
 
Thanks for the info and help. After what you have said, think I am going to look into a suspension lift.

phil1330 04-07-2013 08:29 AM

Body lifts are OK. 3'' does look retardEd. I got a 2'' body lift on mine and I've had no issues with it at all. But most people on this forum would prob agree not to go any higher than a 1.5 Body lift .

jeepcrazy93 04-07-2013 09:43 AM

I have a 1" BL on mine and its fine but 3" your asking for issues. Whatever lift you decide on invest in some PB Blaster and let the bolts soak at least overnight. It will be your friend.

Anticanman 04-07-2013 09:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeepcrazy93 (Post 15259788)
He's right. They are a bad idea. If you want to do it right, do a suspension lift. Its more work but worth it. The skyjacker kits come with most of the things you will need minus a SYE/CV driveshaft.

Don't buy skyjacker springs. Trust me on this.

UZI4U 04-07-2013 10:12 AM

Do a 1" BL and the rest with your suspension...that is the right way. Go with the Daystar lift and you'll only do it once. I went with the plastic spacers and I'll be replacing them before too long because I was being cheap.


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