What else do I need besides the lift? - JeepForum.com
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 15 Old 09-08-2013, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
YellowJeepGuy
Registered User
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 94
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?

YellowJeepGuy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 15 Old 09-08-2013, 08:50 PM
tyvanwie
Registered User
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Boone
Posts: 9,864
Wait what? You're putting on a 2" budget boost and a 1" budget boost?

I don't even own a jeep anymore
tyvanwie is offline  
post #3 of 15 Old 09-08-2013, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
YellowJeepGuy
Registered User
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 94
Quote:
Originally Posted by tyvanwie
Wait what? You're putting on a 2" budget boost and a 1" budget boost?
2 inch spacer lift and a 1inch body lift
YellowJeepGuy is offline  
post #4 of 15 Old 09-08-2013, 09:11 PM
pmcjeep
Registered User
2001 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: calhoun
Posts: 1,127
You dont add the bodylift into your shock choice.

01 tj 4.0,bds springs,ROKMEN arms, ecgs 8.8 and hp30 both locked with 4.88s,35in STTs,Smittybilt bumpers,8k winch,hylined MCE flatties,TKHfab rocksliders,and lots more to come!
pmcjeep is online now  
post #5 of 15 Old 09-08-2013, 09:30 PM
Spud100
Registered User
1999 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Conroe
Posts: 235
3 inches is kinda high for 31s.
Spud100 is offline  
post #6 of 15 Old 09-09-2013, 07:24 AM
ctorres018
Registered User
1930 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Ontario
Posts: 934
You need to read more on thus forum that's what you need.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/light-sleeper-2-0-a-1800073/
ctorres018 is offline  
post #7 of 15 Old 09-09-2013, 11:19 AM Thread Starter
YellowJeepGuy
Registered User
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 94
Quote:
Originally Posted by ctorres018
You need to read more on thus forum that's what you need.
I have been. Send me some links
YellowJeepGuy is offline  
post #8 of 15 Old 09-09-2013, 11:49 AM
IslandHopper
Registered User
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: KIAH
Posts: 324
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.
IslandHopper is offline  
post #9 of 15 Old 09-09-2013, 12:03 PM Thread Starter
YellowJeepGuy
Registered User
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 94
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
YellowJeepGuy is offline  
post #10 of 15 Old 09-09-2013, 12:46 PM
biffgnar
Moderator
 
biffgnar's Avatar
2006 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Westchester, NY
Posts: 18,889
Quote:
Originally Posted by IslandHopper View Post
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.

Dakar Style Rally Raid in North America: www.sonorarally.com
biffgnar is offline  
post #11 of 15 Old 09-09-2013, 01:56 PM
RnEmOvr
Have Cummins, Will tow.
 
RnEmOvr's Avatar
1999 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: El Paso
Posts: 11,914
I swear I saw this before, today even. LOL



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"
RnEmOvr is offline  
post #12 of 15 Old 09-12-2013, 06:13 PM Thread Starter
YellowJeepGuy
Registered User
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 94
Do I need a MML for a 1in BL?
YellowJeepGuy is offline  
post #13 of 15 Old 09-12-2013, 06:19 PM
Unlimited04
This post/info=my opinion
 
Unlimited04's Avatar
2004 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Colorado
Posts: 24,149
Quote:
Originally Posted by YellowJeepGuy View Post
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.
Unlimited04 is offline  
post #14 of 15 Old 09-13-2013, 10:34 AM Thread Starter
YellowJeepGuy
Registered User
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 94
Ok I'll probably do both. I don't want to lower the transfer case and have weird vides on my engine
YellowJeepGuy is offline  
post #15 of 15 Old 09-13-2013, 06:04 PM
IslandHopper
Registered User
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: KIAH
Posts: 324
Quote:
Originally Posted by biffgnar View Post
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!
IslandHopper is offline  
Reply

Tags
lift

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome