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post #1 of 15 Old 07-27-2011, 10:14 PM Thread Starter
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Body vs suspension lift kit

So I get the general idea in the difference. For my purposes, all weather driving and not really any kind of serious off roading would a 2", maybe 3" rough country body lift kit be okay? They seem like a cheaper way to go especially since, like I said, I don't really plan to do any off roading.

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post #2 of 15 Old 07-27-2011, 10:35 PM
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So I get the general idea in the difference. For my purposes, all weather driving and not really any kind of serious off roading would a 2", maybe 3" rough country body lift kit be okay? They seem like a cheaper way to go especially since, like I said, I don't really plan to do any off roading.

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If you get your "body lift" installed let me know how hard it was.

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post #3 of 15 Old 07-27-2011, 10:38 PM
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So I get the general idea in the difference. For my purposes, all weather driving and not really any kind of serious off roading would a 2", maybe 3" rough country body lift kit be okay? They seem like a cheaper way to go especially since, like I said, I don't really plan to do any off roading.

Thoughts, Ideas?

somebody correct me if i am wrong, but GC's are a Uni-body, there for you cannot put a "Body" lift on them. can only put a suspension lift on them

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post #4 of 15 Old 07-27-2011, 10:48 PM
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Here's my thought... Might wanna read up a little more since you can't put a body lift on a uni-body vehicle.
Here's my idea... Since you'll do no off roading, just get a BB. 2 inch coil spacers & shocks is all you'll need. Unless you also wanna add a set of 31" tires?

I'm guessing that you mistook a body lift for a BB.
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post #5 of 15 Old 07-27-2011, 10:50 PM
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Ok I'll stop bein a smart azz for a minute, ZJs are a unit-body set up. There is no body lifting them. maybe you refered to a BB as a body lift?

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post #6 of 15 Old 07-27-2011, 10:58 PM
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Im look at a 2.25" lift from 4wheelcustom with hydro shocks..may order thursday night if my OT is in may pay check 36 hr yah baby going to bed alarm. Set for 6am..
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Im look at a 2.25" lift from 4wheelcustom with hydro shocks..may order thursday night if my OT is in may pay check 36 hr yah baby going to bed alarm. Set for 6am..
Yeah check out budget boosters. Good start and quite cheap and simple
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post #8 of 15 Old 07-28-2011, 07:35 AM Thread Starter
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Yeahh for some reason I was looking at yj stuff last night? no idea how I managed that, I guess I was just that tired. Sorry. But a BB kit seems like the way to go from what you guys are saying so I'll have to look into that! Thanks
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post #9 of 15 Old 07-28-2011, 08:25 AM
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Indeed. Can't do a body lift on a ZJ because of the unibody.

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post #10 of 15 Old 07-28-2011, 08:34 AM
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in case you didnt know, you cant put a body lift on a zj because it has a unibody.
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post #11 of 15 Old 07-28-2011, 10:32 AM
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Not trying to offend anybody, but what's up with all the guys that want to lift their jeeps, but have no intention of off roading? The lift and tires only make wear parts wear faster, bigger tires are more expensive, mpg drops, it's easier to tip over. I just don't see the point of lifting a jeep for street driving..

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I'm with you, but generally people say they won't do any off roading and then end up taking it to some trails or some roads that may require 4x4 and more aggressive tires. What makes less sense though, is lifting a 2wd vehicle and putting tires on it and such.

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Not trying to offend anybody, but what's up with all the guys that want to lift their jeeps, but have no intention of off roading? The lift and tires only make wear parts wear faster, bigger tires are more expensive, mpg drops, it's easier to tip over. I just don't see the point of lifting a jeep for street driving..
its simple. they want to mallcrawl
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post #14 of 15 Old 07-28-2011, 10:59 AM
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Lol, gotta look good going to that grocery store!

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post #15 of 15 Old 07-28-2011, 11:02 AM Thread Starter
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I'm MORE concerned with all weather driving. I want to be able to handle high snow with out second guessing my self. I'm sure the jeep alone can do that but I also want the option to do some off roading if I get the time. I'm not opposed to it I just don't have a whole lot of time or money to get into it, right now.

I mean in my opinion part of having a jeep is knowing you can go anywhere, I'm just looking to reinforce that a little further.

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