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Unread 01-23-2011, 07:24 PM   #1
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Cutting body lift spacers ? How long are 1 inch body lift bolts ?

Ok i have a 97 TJ with a 3 inch body and i just ordered a 4 inch suspension lift. I want to cut the 3 inch body spacers in half to 1.5 but i dont know how long of bolts to get ? Also what all do i need to get with this 4 inch lift http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1997-...item20b6ae8166 ? brake lines ? SYE ? or can i get away with out any of them.

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Unread 01-23-2011, 07:26 PM   #2
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Get a bolt an inch and a half smaller than you have in there now.
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Did it work?

Hey I was thinking about doing the exact same thing. I have a 3" body lift and am planning on getting a 4" pro comp SL. But 7" is just too much Did ya end up cutting the spacers? What did ya use to cut it? And how long where the screws ya ended up getting? Thanks for helping
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Unread 10-29-2012, 02:10 PM   #4
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I did the same with my 2" lift. Just pull out the bolts and measure them... If you cut an inch off, get an inch shorter bolt. There's only 2 or 3 different lengths in the group.
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Hey I was thinking about doing the exact same thing. I have a 3" body lift and am planning on getting a 4" pro comp SL. But 7" is just too much Did ya end up cutting the spacers? What did ya use to cut it? And how long where the screws ya ended up getting? Thanks for helping
Take them to a machine shop, shouldn't cost much, maybe a 12 pack.
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Unread 11-05-2012, 02:41 PM   #6
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I noticed you're also from Texas. Would you by chance be from Houston? And when you say machine shop what do you mean by that. Can you give me an example? Sorry I'm sorta new to all this
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I'm from DFW. Google "Houston machine shop" and take the body lift to your nearest one they should'nt charge much to cut them down.
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Hey I was thinking about doing the exact same thing. I have a 3" body lift and am planning on getting a 4" pro comp SL. But 7" is just too much Did ya end up cutting the spacers? What did ya use to cut it? And how long where the screws ya ended up getting? Thanks for helping
Stay far, far away from procomp lifts! Procomp lifts are the bottom of the barrel.
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Stay far, far away from procomp lifts! Procomp lifts are the bottom of the barrel.
They're no worse than Zone lifts.
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They're no worse than Zone lifts.
They absolutely are. At least zone lifts have a better shock offered with their kit and are made in the USA.
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Unread 11-10-2012, 02:45 PM   #11
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Well my firmd has a pro comp lift and he has nothing but good things to say about them. The main reason I'm inking about pro comp is that I found a shop that sells pro comp lifts and would sell it and install it for me for $1000. And so far that's the cheapest if seen it. Before lookin at pro comp I looked at BDS. Are they any good? I like the lifetime warrenty
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Well my firmd has a pro comp lift and he has nothing but good things to say about them. The main reason I'm inking about pro comp is that I found a shop that sells pro comp lifts and would sell it and install it for me for $1000. And so far that's the cheapest if seen it. Before lookin at pro comp I looked at BDS. Are they any good? I like the lifetime warrenty
Bds springs are some of the best you can buy. I have owned a procomp lift and from experience I can tell you there is no comparison in quality to what I have now, which I am still have a lot to improving upon. Procomp control arms are crap and can damage your brackets. They come with a drop pitman arm that shouldn't be used unless you want bump steer. Their shocks suck. I don't have anything good to say about them other then their springs aren't bad.
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bds or zone are good quality with a great warranty.
avoid procomp and rough country.
look into an sye and cv drive shaft. your gonna need it.
u can do control arms later when funds allow.
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bds or zone are good quality with a great warranty.
avoid procomp and rough country.
look into an sye and cv drive shaft. your gonna need it.
u can do control arms later when funds allow.
But you need upper rear adjustable control arms if you install a SYE, the rear pinion has to be on the same slope as the rear driveshaft.
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