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Unread 06-17-2013, 11:36 AM   #1
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Tires Size. Should I remove 3" BL?

I know opions are like elbows but I am looking for some feed back. When I bought my jeep it had a 3" body lift already installed and I have recently installed a 4" suspension lift. I am running 33" tires and I am debating on whether or not to remove the 3" body lift. See the attached pic and let me know if you think there is too much spacing between the tire and fenders. I dont want to cruise around looking like a dork with tires that look to small.

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Unread 06-17-2013, 11:42 AM   #2
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Remove it. If I had the funds to do a 3-4 inch suspension lift, I would remove the body lift installed by a prior owner.
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Unread 06-17-2013, 11:42 AM   #3
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Pretty much everyone around here is going to tell you to remove the 3" BL, or cut it down to 1".
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Unread 06-17-2013, 11:43 AM   #4
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Yes, that much of a BL is uglier than sin.
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Unread 06-17-2013, 11:51 AM   #5
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Just to clarify, I would only cut it to 1" instead of removal if you plan on a raised belly skid in the future.
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For the LOVE OF GOD man,REMOVE IT!
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Unread 06-17-2013, 11:56 AM   #7
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Just to clarify, I would only cut it to 1" instead of removal if you plan on a raised belly skid in the future.
Wouldn't be easier to buy a 1.25" BL? With all the crap that'll have to be removed with a 3" BL.Fan shroud 3" relocation brackets,3" grill supports,3" t case shifter bracket,3" shifter extender (if it's a 5 speed),3" longer fuel filler hose,steering linkage brace.
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Unread 06-17-2013, 11:58 AM   #8
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I know opions are like elbows but I am looking for some feed back. When I bought my jeep it had a 3" body lift already installed and I have recently installed a 4" suspension lift. I am running 33" tires and I am debating on whether or not to remove the 3" body lift. See the attached pic and let me know if you think there is too much spacing between the tire and fenders. I dont want to cruise around looking like a dork with tires that look to small.
Your profile says it's a 2" BL.
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Unread 06-17-2013, 12:00 PM   #9
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Wouldn't be easier to buy a 1.25" BL? With all the crap that'll have to be removed with a 3" BL.Fan shroud 3" relocation brackets,3" grill supports,3" t case shifter bracket,3" shifter extender (if it's a 5 speed),3" longer fuel filler hose,steering linkage brace.
You would know that better than me. I've never installed, removed, or modified any BL over 1.25" on a Jeep...
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I prefer a 4" lift with stock tires.
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Unread 06-17-2013, 12:04 PM   #11
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You would know that better than me. I've never installed, removed, or modified any BL over 1.25" on a Jeep...
It's a PITA! I removed one on my buddy's YJ.I don't know why they even make them.
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...I don't know why they even make them...
Because people continue to buy them.
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Unread 06-17-2013, 12:45 PM   #13
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Thanks for the replies. The worst part about this is that i have to cut the nerf bars off so the body can come down. The previous owner welded the bars to the frame so that the tube rises about an 1 1/2" over the top of the frame. This will be a PITA to remove but I thought I would ask for some feed back.
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Thanks for the replies. The worst part about this is that i have to cut the nerf bars off so the body can come down. The previous owner welded the bars to the frame so that the tube rises about an 1 1/2" over the top.
Tell the heaviest women in the neighborhood that you're doing a sexy big girls edition calender photo shoot and to stand on your nerf bars.When they fall off under the heavy pressure,buy them all a McDonalds $1 double cheeseburger and send them on their way.
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Unread 06-17-2013, 02:17 PM   #15
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Just to clarify, I would only cut it to 1" instead of removal if you plan on a raised belly skid in the future.
Or to add in a MML to get rid of some tcase drop

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