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Unread 09-08-2013, 08:21 PM   #1
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What else do I need besides the lift?

Ok so I decided im going to pull the trigger on a lift. I got a 04 Jeep wrangler with 31in mud tires. I have decided to go with a 2 inch spacer lift with a 1in budget booster lift. It will give me the look and height I'm looking for without breaking the bank. Now since that is a total of 3 in lift I need to get 3in shocks right? Also what else do I need besides the lift? I don't need a new drive shaft do I?

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Unread 09-08-2013, 08:50 PM   #2
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Wait what? You're putting on a 2" budget boost and a 1" budget boost?
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Unread 09-08-2013, 09:07 PM   #3
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Wait what? You're putting on a 2" budget boost and a 1" budget boost?
2 inch spacer lift and a 1inch body lift
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Unread 09-08-2013, 09:11 PM   #4
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You dont add the bodylift into your shock choice.
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Unread 09-08-2013, 09:30 PM   #5
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3 inches is kinda high for 31s.
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Unread 09-09-2013, 07:24 AM   #6
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You need to read more on thus forum that's what you need.
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Unread 09-09-2013, 11:19 AM   #7
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You need to read more on thus forum that's what you need.
I have been. Send me some links
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Unread 09-09-2013, 11:49 AM   #8
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Lifting the tub above the frame doesn't affect the distance between shock mounting points.
Many people will do 2" spacers with stock shocks. But if you need new shocks anyway, it would make sense to get the "right" length...

Nothing else would be "needed" unless you have other worn out components. (Well, you'll need alignment adjustments.)

There is a POSSIBILITY at 2" that you could introduce driveline vibrations, which could be "fixed" by dropping the transfer case by 1/4 - 1/2 inch... so for that you'll need a handful of washers.
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Unread 09-09-2013, 12:03 PM   #9
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Wouldn't the 2 inch spacer lift wear the shocks faster. I really don't want to get new shocks unless I have to. 5000 miles ago I bought some Offroad shocks that were $80 each
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Unread 09-09-2013, 12:46 PM   #10
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Lifting the tub above the frame doesn't affect the distance between shock mounting points.
Many people will do 2" spacers with stock shocks. But if you need new shocks anyway, it would make sense to get the "right" length...

Nothing else would be "needed" unless you have other worn out components. (Well, you'll need alignment adjustments.)

There is a POSSIBILITY at 2" that you could introduce driveline vibrations, which could be "fixed" by dropping the transfer case by 1/4 - 1/2 inch... so for that you'll need a handful of washers.
Confusing post. Your first sentence is true if talking about body lifts but if talking about coil spacers then it isn't true. Then you finish up by talking about change in driveline angles which body lifts don't affect but which coil spacers do.
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Unread 09-09-2013, 01:56 PM   #11
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2" BB and 1" BL will need 2" shocks (BL doesn't effect suspension) and bump stops (length depending on tire size). You can upgrade control arms, track bars if you want but not needed. 3" is kind of high for 31s but will work. You don't need to mess with drive shafts for 2"
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Unread 09-12-2013, 06:13 PM   #12
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Do I need a MML for a 1in BL?
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Unread 09-12-2013, 06:19 PM   #13
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Do I need a MML for a 1in BL?
the BB is independent of the MML. the BL and MML usually go hand in hand so you don't have to do other mods that come with separating the motor and body. but the BL and MML do not have to be done together, but it's simpler that way.
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Unread 09-13-2013, 10:34 AM   #14
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Ok I'll probably do both. I don't want to lower the transfer case and have weird vides on my engine
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Unread 09-13-2013, 06:04 PM   #15
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Confusing post. Your first sentence is true if talking about body lifts but if talking about coil spacers then it isn't true. Then you finish up by talking about change in driveline angles which body lifts don't affect but which coil spacers do.
You're right... I did a poor job of articulating my ideas.

Lifting the tub changes NOTHING in the suspension.
If you lift the SUSPENSION, then the rest of the post applies.

My Bad, but I'm not gonna let that stop me from posting while drinking!
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