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Unread 06-22-2010, 05:59 PM   #1
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suspension or body lift? or both?

I need to lift my 94 wrangler. What are your suggestions? Body or suspension? I only need to lift it a couple of inches at most. Thanks. Javin.

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Unread 06-22-2010, 06:02 PM   #2
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1" body lift plus 1" shackle lift if money is an issue. 2.5" suspension lift if not.
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Unread 06-22-2010, 07:04 PM   #3
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There are certain reasons certain people will do say a 1 inch body lift. But understand this is kind of a hot potato, this subject. Some are dead set against them, and prefer say cutting to make room. Others make certain valid points for using them. But keep the body lift as low as possible if you should decide to go with one. I think most would agree on that. But jammin, I think an approx 2.5 inch suspension lift is going to serve you much better than a body lift will. You can always add a 1 inch body lift later on after the suspension lift if you need a little more room. Just understand, there are clearly two camps on this subject,(body lifts) and you will get different views.
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Unread 06-22-2010, 07:07 PM   #4
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There are certain reasons certain people will do say a 1 inch body lift. But understand this is kind of a hot potato, this subject. Some are dead set against them, and prefer say cutting to make room. Others make certain valid points for using them. But keep the body lift as low as possible if you should decide to go with one. I think most would agree on that. But jammin, I think an approx 2.5 inch suspension lift is going to serve you much better than a body lift will. You can always add a 1 inch body lift later on after the suspension lift if you need a little more room. Just understand, there are clearly two camps on this subject,(body lifts) and you will get different views.
couldnt have said it better. I did the suspension first (primarily because i needed new leafs and shocks) but also knowing that later on, I can add on a 1" body lift, which will replace the mounts at the same time, and give me an extra inch of lift for not much money. I wouldnt go higher than an inch though, after that the gap starts getting ugly, not to mention other issues
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Unread 06-22-2010, 07:21 PM   #5
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Body lifts over a 1 - 1.25 can really get squirrely and make you rig less
stable / top heavy. IMHO the appearance of your Jeep looks bad after any
additional height over 1.25" in a body lift. In small amounts, under 1.25" is
generally accepted.

Shackle lifts use the same theory in that a modest lift amounts doesn't effect
your steering geometry to much and and also is a inexpensive way to gain
some additional height. From 5/8th to 1" is what is generally accepted and
the max you would want to go with any shackle lift.

Using them together is no problem and a great, inexpensive way to gain 1.5
to 2.25" of lift on a budget. You could purchase 2 sets of 1" lift shackles for
around 140.00 along with a decent 1.25" body lift for an additional 150.00
bucks to give you around 2.25" of lift for under 300.00 bucks. No additional
modifications would be needed.

Of course a suspension is the better choice but is slightly more expensive. I
purchased my 4" Rough Country suspension lift with all the extra goodies,
shipped to my door for around 550.00. I installed it myself so there was no
additional cost for that. An install would run you around an additional 300.00
to 400.00.

I say Go For It !
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