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post #1 of 8 Old 04-07-2013, 07:43 AM Thread Starter
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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

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post #2 of 8 Old 04-07-2013, 07:47 AM
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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

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post #3 of 8 Old 04-07-2013, 07:56 AM
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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.

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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.
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post #5 of 8 Old 04-07-2013, 08:29 AM
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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 .

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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.

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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.

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post #8 of 8 Old 04-07-2013, 10:12 AM
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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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