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Unread 08-03-2009, 02:15 PM   #1
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body lift - does it matter the brand?

well i am looking at getting a 1" body lift. does it really matter on the brand? anything special to look for?

I was thinking of getting the Rough Country 1.25" lift for $99.

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Unread 08-03-2009, 03:45 PM   #2
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I've put 1" body lifts on both my JK's - a '07 manual trans X and a '09 auto trans Sahara.

The quality of a body lift probably matters little on a JK. That's 'cause on a JK there's no need to mess with the fan shroud. And, on the auto trans, the shift linkage is cable actuated - again not an issue. So, all you've got is the pucks and longer bolts.

The most I and others have had to do with our manual trans JK's is cut away the rear of the internal shift boot.

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Unread 08-03-2009, 04:58 PM   #3
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Question about body lifts, when you do a body lifts does that effect how high the shifters sit. I'm talking about the shift for the auto/manual trans and the transfer case shifter.

I find both of these kind of low normally and would hate to have them a inch or two lower.
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Unread 08-03-2009, 05:04 PM   #4
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Does a body lift have the potential to impact the warranty as a suspension lift would?
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Unread 08-04-2009, 11:55 AM   #5
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i have a MORE 1 inch body lift and have zero compliants. You can see pics in the link in my signature.
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Unread 08-04-2009, 12:26 PM   #6
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Question about body lifts, when you do a body lifts does that effect how high the shifters sit. I'm talking about the shift for the auto/manual trans and the transfer case shifter.

I find both of these kind of low normally and would hate to have them a inch or two lower.
I can't comment on manual. But the auto it does nothing- leaves it exactly the same.


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Does a body lift have the potential to impact the warranty as a suspension lift would?
Not really. If doing it to an auto, the only thing that you really change is adding in a steering adaptor- Actually I'm not even sure if that is just the 2" BL, or with both 1" and 2". Regardless, that little adapter is not going to cause any problems.
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Unread 08-04-2009, 02:17 PM   #7
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A BL is a BL is a BL ... Composite or aluminum, they all do the same thing.

I'm a fan of the 1" kits. As mentioned, on an auto, it has absolutely no negative implications on anything. The 1" kits are almost un-noticeable with the rear bumper mod, and where else can you get an inch of lift for $100 and 2hrs of your time? ...of course assuming that you already have a BB or other mild suspsension kit.

I would not do a BL before a suspension lift, considering all the great inexpensive options that will yeild FAR more performance benefits. For me, the BL was a great supplement to my OME kit because I rubbed at full stuff when disco'd and the BL was the difference in eliminating the rub. I'd do one again in a heartbeat.

I will say that getting the washers off the stock hardware was very difficult, as was removing the studs from the front bushings. If you have a bench vice, its much easier.
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