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Unread 10-22-2006, 04:49 PM   #1
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Bl's safe?

Well i was informed in a previous thread that i didn't know what i was talking about. I'll totally admit if i was wrong. But i could of sworn someone told me any body lift over an inch was NOt safe. I'd consider getting one if there safe.

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Unread 10-22-2006, 04:51 PM   #2
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absolutly safe. I would stay with 1"-1.25" and 2" MAX. Some people will argue anything above 2" is unsafe but theres no real proof (to my knowledge) that they are, well other than looking fugly.
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Unread 10-22-2006, 04:58 PM   #3
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K i stand corrected...however do thedy mess things up?
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Unread 10-22-2006, 05:00 PM   #4
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Rumor has it that they'll break in a wreck and send your body soaring off your chasis and you'll burst into a ball of flames blah blah blah.

They're safe.

It's just anything over an 1.25" is fugly as can be.
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Unread 10-22-2006, 05:04 PM   #5
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I would like to see that, would be interesting!

I saw a Dakota the other day with at least a 3 inch BL, looked completely rediculous. But hey, his bumper was still at the right height! LOL
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Unread 10-22-2006, 05:57 PM   #6
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I don't subscribe to the "unsafe" thing myself. However there are plenty of collision photos on the Web that show damaged body tubs after Jeeps with 2" or larger BL's experience an accident that is otherwise not so serious. The leverage of the longer lift pucks distorts the body sheet metal above the puck, and more broken bolts are typical, but I have not actually seen a body tub bust loose. Worst case is just enough damge to increase the repair cost significantly. Add to this the poor appearance and the many many other changes that should accompany a larger BL, and I just would stay away from a 2" or larger BL.
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Unread 10-22-2006, 06:02 PM   #7
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i dont think they're unsafe so much, just look like crap. there is alot to be gained from a 1" or 1.25" body lift, but after that it gets a little sketchy.

also, as for messing things up....you'll need a motor mount lift, you'll have to extend transfer case linkages, you wont be able to shift right anymore i dont think, etc etc etc.
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Unread 10-23-2006, 06:45 PM   #8
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I have a 2 inch and it is safe.
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Unread 10-23-2006, 06:47 PM   #9
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also, as for messing things up....you'll need a motor mount lift, you'll have to extend transfer case linkages, you wont be able to shift right anymore i dont think, etc etc etc.
You don't need a motor mount lift with a body lift. The t-case linkage does have to be adjusted either way however. It's best just go get an AA re-location bracket.
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Unread 10-23-2006, 06:53 PM   #10
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i dont think they're unsafe so much, just look like crap. there is alot to be gained from a 1" or 1.25" body lift, but after that it gets a little sketchy.

also, as for messing things up....you'll need a motor mount lift, you'll have to extend transfer case linkages, you wont be able to shift right anymore i dont think, etc etc etc.

It always amazes me how much misinformation is floating around the internet. People should quantify their expereinces and not repeat what some else is reapted to you. Like I said before I used the supplied bracket to move the x-fer linkage down a couple of inches and that was it. My rig shifts fine I didnt need to extend anything and bla bla bla....

You dont have to have a motor mount lift with abody lift This to amazes me. People are more afraid to mess with a fan shroud then they are of moving there motor up
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Unread 10-23-2006, 06:55 PM   #11
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It always amazes me how much misinformation is floating around the internet. People should quantify their expereinces and not repeat what some else is reapted to you. Like I said before I used the supplied bracket to move the x-fer linkage down a couple of inches and that was it. My rig shifts fine I didnt need to extend anything and bla bla bla....

You dont have to have a motor mount lift with abody lift This to amazes me. People are more afraid to mess with a fan shroud then they are of moving there motor up
Mostly correct, but every Jeep is different. The t-case linkage binding up is usually a given with a body lift, but the actual shifter may bind in 2nd, 4th, and reverse... or it may even hit the console. Either an adjustment to the shift boot or a bend in the shifter is usually the cure for that problem.
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Unread 10-23-2006, 07:02 PM   #12
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Unread 10-23-2006, 07:06 PM   #13
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i have a 2" BL and and a car over (literally at 25 mph) and had no problems, i didnt need a MML or T?C linkage
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Unread 10-23-2006, 07:10 PM   #14
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I have a 2" body lift, plus 3.5 Superflex and 3/4" spacers.. I don't think it looks too bad, plus I added a filler panel in the rear to cover the spacers. What do you guys think?



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Unread 10-23-2006, 07:22 PM   #15
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I have a 2". When I installed it I replaced all of the bolts with new, grade 8 bolts. But...I do that with almost any mod.
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