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post #1 of 21 Old 01-18-2010, 03:14 PM Thread Starter
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Should I remove body lift? Opinions?

Trying to decide if i should remove the body lift on my jeep. Has 4inch pro comp suspension lift, 33x12.15 tires. Will eventually have 10inch wheels or so in the future.

Just trying to make it look better, and i'm not really a big fan of body lifts.






I think it sits kinda high myself, but looking for opinions from the experts.


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post #2 of 21 Old 01-18-2010, 03:18 PM
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I would remove it

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Yup remove it its too high for the wheels you got on it.

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post #4 of 21 Old 01-18-2010, 03:38 PM
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Well I will disagree and say it looks good the way it is and I would leave it if the body lift was only 1 inch. The one inch does not look bad at all and makes it a whole lot easier to clean mud out from between the frame and body.
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It looks bigger then a 1 inch body lift, i haven't measured it but it looks to be about 2 or 3 inch.

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post #6 of 21 Old 01-18-2010, 05:04 PM
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Looking at that picture that shows the back end, it only looks like an inch.....unless that rear bumper was mounted so that the top of it sits higher than the top of the rear cross member. Get a closer pic of the back from straight on and it'll be easy to tell.

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It looks bigger then a 1 inch body lift, i haven't measured it but it looks to be about 2 or 3 inch.
If it is a one inch body lift the spacers will be 1 inch larger than the orgnal body bushings, some where around 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 inches each. It looks like a 1 inch body lift to me as well. Again I would leave it for the ease of cleaning. Also depending on the condition of the bolts / age of the lift the bolts might be hard to get out. On my 86 I had one that I had to cut into the tub to remove. Some guys here have had 3 - 4 they have had to cut out.
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post #8 of 21 Old 01-18-2010, 05:52 PM
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here's mine, 2" body lift, 4.5 re lift 33" tires. wouldn't change it. ride good flexes well, I think it helps that I have a scout 44 in the rear. I lengthened the steering shaft and clutch rod, so no issues there
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post #9 of 21 Old 01-18-2010, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
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I think if i could get wider wheels, which i plan on getting at some point. 8inches now, will upgrade to 10's, i think that will help the stance alittle bit.

The body lift hasn't been on long, i think i can get to all the bolts.....looks like i will have to drop the fuel tank to get to the rear bolts.

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post #10 of 21 Old 01-18-2010, 06:06 PM
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I think the body stance looks good, you just need your tires to stick out more.

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your better off with 8" rims. get some 1 1/4" wheel spacers for a wider stance.
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post #12 of 21 Old 01-19-2010, 01:18 AM Thread Starter
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Anybody have pictures of that setup? Kind of a specific thing to search for....

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post #13 of 21 Old 01-19-2010, 06:51 AM
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Well, if that has/had a body lift on it, you are in trouble from rust and collapsed tub mount points by the looks of the back.

The back is already down almost to the bumper and it doesn't look like an even crack so it may have sagged bad.

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post #14 of 21 Old 01-19-2010, 07:29 AM
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the front looks like it is only up on a 1" BL. Hard to tell with the back, maybe your bumper is mounted higher up than the crossmember so one can not see the BL. Hopefully it is just the picture angle making your body look sagged down on the bumper. Maybe the bumper is the one that is not level. I would leave it if it is only a 1" lift
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post #15 of 21 Old 01-19-2010, 07:30 AM Thread Starter
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That isn't level ground, i think its the way the bumper is mounted why it sits so close to the tub. No major rust issues underneath.

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