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Unread 10-17-2007, 01:14 PM   #1
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body lift or budget boost

Is it easier to install a body lift, or a budget boost.

I don't want to buy new shocks and springs, as mine are fairly new.

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Unread 10-17-2007, 01:19 PM   #2
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easier to to BB but if you dont wana do new shocks then your stuck with BL as you current shocks wont be long enough
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Unread 10-17-2007, 01:22 PM   #3
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^ Sorry but I have to disagree. Having done both to my T.J. I can say with confidence the Bodylift is eaiser provided you do a motermount lift at the same time. That being said neither one (BB or Bodylift) is very hard.
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Unread 10-17-2007, 01:23 PM   #4
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Neither one is at all difficult. The BL would probably take you less time.

Depending on your source for the BB it will give you 1.75 to 2.25 inches. Some of the BBs that advertise 2" are actually 1.75".

A BB does not make you buy new springs. You should get new shocks with it.

Unless there was a specific reason for doing a BL instead of the BB, I'd go with the BB and get my frame 2" further away from the ground.
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Unread 10-17-2007, 01:29 PM   #5
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you can do a 2" BB and keep your existing shocks
both are very easy to do, it depends on what your plans are for your Jeep
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Unread 10-17-2007, 01:29 PM   #6
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And he can run his stock shocks with a B.B. Geting longer ones would be a good idea but the stock ones will strech the 2in without issue.
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Unread 10-17-2007, 02:37 PM   #7
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A body lift is easier to install than an BB.

BLs over 1.25 are not recommended - unsightly - safety concerns.

BB is a great way to run 31s (while discoed)

What is your intent? Talk to us!
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Unread 10-17-2007, 02:44 PM   #8
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^ Sorry but I have to disagree. Having done both to my T.J. I can say with confidence the Bodylift is eaiser provided you do a motermount lift at the same time. That being said neither one (BB or Bodylift) is very hard.
having done a few BLs and hand full of lifts i think the BB is easier, considering you have a spring compressor (which are easy to me) thats all considering everything goes as planned on bolt lifts, the other think to think about is more bolts with the BL that could give you issues (since you cant get PB blast to all of them) and why do ppl say dropping the fan shroud is so hard? its WAY easier then doing a MML, and ALOT less time consuming
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Unread 10-17-2007, 02:46 PM   #9
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A body lift would be alot easier. A bb is easy...but you will need new shocks if you offroad. Body lift wont give you any ground clearnace but will help with fender clearance. You could always start small with a 1-2 in body lift. And go from there.
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Unread 10-17-2007, 03:25 PM   #10
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I don't go offroad that often anymore. I've been driving jeeps for a while now, @ 15 years (on my third wrangler), and they have been getting lower as i get older. (YJ - 3" lift, TJ - 2.5" lift, latest - no lift).

I think a jeep looks better lifted and I want to increase the distance between the fenders and the tires (so I could go to a bigger tire down the road).

I don't want to change the suspension. I only have 10K miles on this one and don't want to void the warrantee or replace any "already working" parts.

It's an 06 Rubicon. I like the stock rims and will be keeping them. If I go with a body lift, it would only be an inch, as I agree w/ all the comments on taller body lifts.... If I go with a BB, I would want to keep my existing shocks.

I was originally leaning towards a BL, but I'm concerned with shifting issues.
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Unread 10-17-2007, 03:51 PM   #11
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Under those circumstances, I would not lift it at all. Rubis look great as they are (IMHO) and they sure do hold their own offroad even with 31s.

If you want a little more room, add a BL, but you have other things to contend with - like the gap at the rear bumper - most do not mind it - but I went the route of a tire carrier that adjusts up 1 inch.

BL and 32s if you want it to look bigger than your neighbor's stock Rubi.
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Unread 10-17-2007, 05:01 PM   #12
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No comparison.BL takes an hour tops,BB takes a couple hours if nothing is rusted (fat chance)
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Unread 10-17-2007, 05:15 PM   #13
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Werd. I knocked out a body lift in a lunch break.
Bugest boost however took a weekend, due to rusted bullhonkeytonky all over the jeep (first stage of lifting since i got her)
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Unread 10-17-2007, 08:30 PM   #14
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BL it is.... I figure I could always add a suspension lift down the road if things change. as far as the gap at the back bumper, i don't really mind.

Can anyone point out any issues I may have with shifting, after the BL is installed.
I'm looking at getting the Daystar 1" BL unless anyone can recommend a better kit?

Anyone know the torque specs for the body lift bolts?
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Unread 10-17-2007, 08:52 PM   #15
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