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Unread 04-18-2006, 02:54 PM   #1
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Newbie Lift ? - Body lift vs. suspension lift

I have an '05 Unlimited and want to lift it somewhat to offset the stock look. I am not going to really hit the trails everyday and the Jeep is my daily driver. I want to raise the Jeep and improve the looks and function, but take into consideration gas mileage. I will be replacing tires and need advice as well on that.

So is a body lift a good idea with spacers? What are the pros and cons of this? I am wanting to save money as well, that is why I am leaning to the body lift / spacers.

Thanks for all the help, I learn more here each day.

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Unread 04-18-2006, 03:04 PM   #2
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a 1" body lift is what most around here run, and anything taller
is frowned upon, for safety reasons and appearance. more than likely
yes it will be cheaper then any suspension lift, but not my much.

i.e. RE's (or anyone else basically) 2" BB is a cheap easy way to gain
around 2". the RE BB comes with 4 coil spring spacers and 4 longer
shocks for the added height, and is in the price range of $200 to your door.

32's can be run with a 2" BB with either no or little rubbing.
33's can be run with a 2" BB and a 1" BL

what size tires are you wanting to upgrade to?
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Unread 04-18-2006, 05:27 PM   #3
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What is a RE BB? (I am very green to the jeep world, but I am trying to learn)

How much does a body lift cost also?

I am open to tire options, I have the stock Ravine rims now, but that could change. I was wanting to do the lift first and then do the wheels/tires.
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Unread 04-18-2006, 05:28 PM   #4
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Also what are the benefits / cons of the body lift and BB?
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Unread 04-18-2006, 05:31 PM   #5
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What is a RE BB? (I am very green to the jeep world, but I am trying to learn)

How much does a body lift cost also?

I am open to tire options, I have the stock Ravine rims now, but that could change. I was wanting to do the lift first and then do the wheels/tires.
A RE BB is a Rubicon Express Budget Boost. The kit is 2" spacers for your coils, new shocks and bumpstops. Here is a write-up on how to install it. You can get it for $200 shipped, great beginner lift.

A 1" body lift can run you ~$80. Performance Accessories is a popular lift around this forum.

New tires... BFG AT would be a great choice for your needs. 31x10.5" or 32x11.5" tires are your options once you lift it. You could also jump to 33x12.5" tires if you don't plan on wheeling it really.
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Here is my old set up... 2" Rubicon Express Budget Boost Lift and 1" M.O.R.E. Body Lift and 33" BFG M/T

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Looks like he's got 3 years and more than 400 posts since this thread, he probably got it handled
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Looks like he's got 3 years and more than 400 posts since this thread, he probably got it handled
haha I didn't even realize the date
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Hi guys,

Right now i have a 2" BB with 31's. Want to get larger tires (33's) with a larger lift. Suspension is def the way to go? How high? Is 4" overkill to get 33's?

Which brand do you recommend and what is a good price for it?

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I have 31s with 2"susp. lift
Want to put 33s on soon
dont wanna change the 2 inch susp lift i have
Could i Add a one inch Body Lift and maybe wheel spacers to keep from rubbing?
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Unread 11-09-2009, 09:04 AM   #11
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I have 31s with 2"susp. lift
Want to put 33s on soon
dont wanna change the 2 inch susp lift i have
Could i Add a one inch Body Lift and maybe wheel spacers to keep from rubbing?
Yes you can. Also you will want to make sure your bumpstops are at the correct length to keep your tires from eating your fenders.
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Unread 11-09-2009, 09:47 AM   #12
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Unread 07-19-2010, 08:46 AM   #13
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funny enough i'm looking for advice on the same thing. new to the jeep life and trying to pick up with i can.
big question today: what's the principle difference between a body lift and suspension lift? from reading through here i'm guessing the body lift is just that, more space between body and frame? and a suspension lift is different how? please help!
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Unread 07-19-2010, 08:56 AM   #14
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You are right on the BL, a SL raises the suspension. Gaining you additional ground clearance and room for bigger tires.
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got it. ok thanks!
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