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Unread 05-21-2013, 04:32 PM   #1
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Body lift

I have a '05 TJ wrangler. I have a 4" suspension and 34's on it. I would like to lift it a little more but I just got. New suspension lift. I'm thinking body. What is the biggest body lift you would suggest? I heard that once you get to 3, longer break lines an a radiator drop is necessary. Any suggestions?

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Unread 05-21-2013, 09:29 PM   #2
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Anything over 1.25" just looks wrong combine with 1" motor mount lift and a tummy tuck.

Here is 3" springs, 1.25" BL, 1" MML and tummy tuck.
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Unread 05-22-2013, 06:50 AM   #3
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Why do you want to lift it more?
That setup is fine.

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Unread 05-22-2013, 10:21 PM   #4
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Most people go with 1.25" as maximum body lift. A 3" body lift is unsafe. Also, you will find it difficult to install properly.
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Unread 05-23-2013, 12:59 AM   #5
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Most people go with 1.25" as maximum body lift. A 3" body lift is unsafe. Also, you will find it difficult to install properly.
Why is 3" hard to install?
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Unread 05-23-2013, 04:56 AM   #6
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Why is 3" hard to install?
Because installing a 3" body lift needs a lot of work like you need a longer fuel lines between the tank and filler, remount the transfer case lever, etc.
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Unread 05-23-2013, 05:01 AM   #7
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Why is 3" hard to install?
Why do you want a 3" body lift

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Unread 06-07-2013, 05:46 PM   #8
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Why do you want a 3" body lift

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Because that's the way to go. 3 inch body lift will let her clear mas grande tires and look really cool as she trolls the mall with 39 inch boggers.

There is absolutely NO reason for a 3 inch body lift. Especially on a Jeep.
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Unread 06-08-2013, 01:19 PM   #9
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Here is what is needed to do a 3" body lift:

Extend rubber filler hoses from gas cap to tank

Extend/ remount transfer case shifter

Extend transmission shifter

Lower radiator

Remount / extend steering shaft.

Depending on how much slop you have in the brake lines they might need replaced with slightly longer ones.

All is doable. I did it for a while until I lowered it to 1.25" which I was happier with. I think the 3" shows too much frame. And drivetrain under the body. And it feels more top heavy when I run it.
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