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Unread 09-02-2013, 04:32 PM   #1
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Lift kits vs body lift

Hello everyone

I'm new to this jeep life and could use some help.
I'm not a off road guy but I do want to add bigger tires 34 or 35's. I'm just not sure if I should just do a body lift or suspension lift.
If I do a SL I really don't want to change other components. I just really like the look of a jeep with bigger tires.
Not sure how to go here.....

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Unread 09-02-2013, 04:37 PM   #2
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Just use a sawzall, you don't have to do anything to fix drivelines or brake lines. No pesky suspension travel or control arm talk. Just cut and run. Literally.
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35's really aren't worth your time if you're going for just aesthetic appeal. I'd suggest 33's at the most.
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Yeah i wouldnt go 35's just for looks. I would suggest a 2 inch suspension lift and 33 inch tires. Maybe put wheel spacers on since you wont be doing any offroading. With 2 inches of lift i dont think you would run into any problems. But im not an expert.
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Unread 09-03-2013, 05:45 AM   #5
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I was actually thinking of doing a 2.5 suspension lift. Adding 33' tires would look really good I think.
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Unread 09-03-2013, 05:49 AM   #6
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A small body lift works very well with a suspension lift on both the street and the trail.
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Unread 09-03-2013, 06:06 AM   #7
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I was thinking of doing a 1' body lift and a 2 or 2.5' suspension lift as well
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Unread 09-03-2013, 10:47 AM   #8
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Isn't that basically a tummy tuck without doing the best part, moving your guts higher?
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Unread 09-03-2013, 03:59 PM   #9
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I really would rather not move the guts around. Lol. I'm all about the look. Hehe
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A 1" BL and a 2-1/2" suspension lift would give plenty of room for 33's. Read up on lifts. Don't know what your budget is but if you can go with a springs/shocks kit over a budget boost. It will ride and handle much better. Also, if your gonna go with 12.5 wide tires you may need 1-1/4" wheel spacers so you don't rub at full steering lock. I'm not sure if a 1" BL will also require a 1" MML.
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I'm not sure if a 1" BL will also require a 1" MML.

The MML is not required with the BL. The fan shroud can be lowered to avoid lifting the motor.

The MML is a good addition to the BL though. The MML will allow you to avoid moving the fan shroud, will raise the oil pan up another 1", and will improve the rear driveshaft angle. You'll also be one step closer to a flatter skid.
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Unread 09-03-2013, 08:22 PM   #12
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What's a MML? Lol
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What's a MML? Lol
MML = Motor mount lift

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The MML is not required with the BL. The fan shroud can be lowered to avoid lifting the motor.

The MML is a good addition to the BL though. The MML will allow you to avoid moving the fan shroud, will raise the oil pan up another 1", and will improve the rear driveshaft angle. You'll also be one step closer to a flatter skid.
If the OP is not interested in going off road the MML is a waste of $. Also there will be no need in a flat skid/tummy tuck.
If your going for aesthetics. Like everyone else said, 2-2.5" lift and 1" body for 33's.
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If the OP is not interested in going off road the MML is a waste of $. Also there will be no need in a flat skid/tummy tuck.


An improved rear driveshaft angle is not a waste of money and will benefit even a street driven Jeep.
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