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Unread 08-15-2013, 06:35 AM   #1
AtlantaCJ7
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1980 CJ7 1" Body Lift

Morning all, thinking about adding a 1" body lift...I am putting a 2.5" BDS lift in now, and just thinking through how to put the 1" body lift on. I have heard not to do more than a 1" BL, but wasnt sure if even 1" would create issues like brake lines, drive shaft, fan shroud, or transfer case. Any thoughts, advice? What is the easiest way to lift the tub in my garage? I also have a forklift at my office...maybe that would be easier? I am running 33x12.5 on 15 x 8 stock wheels. thanks!

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Unread 08-15-2013, 02:14 PM   #2
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I'm running 1" on my 77' CJ7 only issue I had was I needed to extend the shift linkage on the auto tranny. No issue with tire stuffing in wheel wells but I'm only running 31" tires on that Jeep.
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Unread 08-15-2013, 02:36 PM   #3
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YES, on fan shroud clearance issues.
I just lowered my radiator 1 inch is all.
Watch the fuel tank filler/overflow hoses and the angle of the clutch bellcrank angle. It must remain horizontal.
Also check to be sure that NONE of your brake lines are now rubbing against the body at any point.
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Unread 08-15-2013, 03:29 PM   #4
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YES, on fan shroud clearance issues.
I just lowered my radiator 1 inch is all.
Watch the fuel tank filler/overflow hoses and the angle of the clutch bellcrank angle. It must remain horizontal.
Also check to be sure that NONE of your brake lines are now rubbing against the body at any point.
LG
^ this. Not hard. Just drill new holes for radiator support bolts. Be sure to soak your old bolts in penetrating oil for a few times before starting. Those old body mount bolts suck.
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Unread 08-15-2013, 03:49 PM   #5
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One plus is it's easier to get to some stuff and to wash out your undercarriage. Example: I'm fixing to change my gas lines out in the back. With the body lift, I can get to them without dropping the tank!

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Unread 08-15-2013, 04:01 PM   #6
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One plus is it's easier to get to some stuff and to wash out your undercarriage. Example: I'm fixing to change my gas lines out in the back. With the body lift, I can get to them without dropping the tank!

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