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Unread 12-26-2011, 09:32 PM   #31
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Park it next to a honda

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Unread 12-31-2011, 02:01 PM   #32
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Unread 12-31-2011, 09:46 PM   #33
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well i allready got the tires i like and i just want the 2" lift to fit them better. i'm 16 and my dad doesnt want me to "go crazy" with mods. but thats mostly because he thinks that any kind of lift will screw up the fuel efficiency and he thinks its more complicated than it actually is. he also thinks it will mess up the steering column. would it?

2" Won't do anything to your MPG's. It is also pretty easy to install. I will not do anything to your steering column. The only thing altered by a 2" lift is the looks and you will have to have an alignment afterwards.
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Unread 12-31-2011, 09:51 PM   #34
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Are you a complete idiot?
Never put blocks in the front to lift any vehicle.
It will lower it if SUA any how

Edit somebody beat me to it. And if SOA he wouldn't have made this thread
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Unread 01-20-2012, 10:06 PM   #35
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What color is the vehicle?

The reason I ask is this: I have a white XJ that I recently did some exterior work too that unintentionally made it look slightly "taller." In this case, I sprayed bedliner on the rocker panels on each side of the vehicle just up to the first body line. This was meant to start the process of protecting it from salt, as the vehicle was previously driven only in the south, and to break up the absurd amount of whiteness on this vehicle. Anyway, to get to the point, the contrast between the white body paint and the black bedliner on the bottom of each side made it look like it has a bit more clearance without actually doing anything complicated/expensive.

Not sure if that is what you are looking for, but just a thought.

At some point in the not too distant future I will be looking to do a boost also; noticed some deals in the vendor section on budget boosts. Another idea, which you may have already looked at, is a junkyard boost. Should be relatively cheap, just gotta figure out what parts you want. Search the forum, there is tons of info on what will work.
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Unread 01-21-2012, 07:46 PM   #36
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really long shackles?
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Unread 01-22-2012, 11:33 PM   #37
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I'd say trim your flares. It helped me fit some bigger rubber. Jonzjeepyj did a custom cut flat fender job up front and it looks pretty awesome. It's definitely an improvement and it costs only time. Also adding tj flares will open the wheel wells and give the impression of lift in a sense.
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Unread 01-24-2012, 07:55 PM   #38
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Jump the jeep and have someone take a picture while it is in mid air. If you want it to look lowered then have the same photographer snap a pic at landing. This should do the trick.
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Unread 01-28-2012, 11:07 PM   #39
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Park it next to a honda
LMFAO!! Even better, park it on a Honda!
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Unread 01-30-2012, 12:41 PM   #40
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Jack it up by the frame til your tires are barely touching the ground

Then take a picture.......wit midgets and some mini Dobermans and say they are full size


Or take a picture of a hotchick in bikini with your low rider Jeep in the background. Nobody will see the Jeep
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Unread 02-06-2012, 05:04 AM   #41
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so i assume that would be relatively simple then? i've been thinking about installing a 2" body lift but i dont know how that would effect stearing, leaf springs, fuel efficiency.
instead of the body lift buy some shackles it will look better and get your drivetrain up a little higher not just the body

REMEMBER the higher you go the easier to flip!!
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Unread 02-06-2012, 06:35 PM   #42
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instead of the body lift buy some shackles it will look better and get your drivetrain up a little higher not just the body

REMEMBER the higher you go the easier to flip!!
sounds like a good idea! i was thinkin about a 2" lift but i cant find any shackles that would give that much. the most i found was 1.25" for a YJ (which is what i have). 1.25" would be ok but if anyone happens to find something around 2" please let me know!
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Unread 02-06-2012, 07:22 PM   #43
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nevermind. found a bunch on ebay. just wondering, what kind of effect would tha have on the jeep? the same as a body lift i assume? and this might be a stupid question but dont you need 4 up front and 4 in the back or just 4 to go all around?
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Unread 02-07-2012, 06:13 AM   #44
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yes you will need two per leaf spring which is 8 total, when you change the shacles it helps to have a punch to get that bolt out without scarring.
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Unread 02-07-2012, 09:20 AM   #45
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nevermind. found a bunch on ebay. just wondering, what kind of effect would tha have on the jeep? the same as a body lift i assume? and this might be a stupid question but dont you need 4 up front and 4 in the back or just 4 to go all around?
Why don't you contact BESRK or VACJ5 in the CJ section and have them set you up with shackles? It'll be a lot cheaper and you'll be supporting JF members.

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yes you will need two per leaf spring which is 8 total, when you change the shacles it helps to have a punch to get that bolt out without scarring.
On the yj's you have to use a sawzall or cutoff wheel to get the rear passenger bolt out. It's just a bad factory design.
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