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.
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 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.
Silver Metallic finish with black dual tops - Dana 44 Rear 2.25" Suspension Lift with Old Man Emu Shocks Performance Accessories 1" Body Lift Daystar 1" Motor Mount Lift Spidertrax 1.25" Wheel Spacers - 32"x11.5" MT/R Tires
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!