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post #1 of 29 Old 02-03-2012, 08:13 AM Thread Starter
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Body lift, should i ? Help

I have a 07 4dr jk and already have a 3inch suspension lift and now maybe want to do a 1-2 body lift! What are pros and cons? Has anyone installed by them selves?

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Haven't done it but I know someone else is gonna know as well. Why the extra body lift?
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Just an idea at this point not set on it. Just seeing if anyone else has done it or what they think.
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Has a 2" body lift on an 87 K5 Blazer. I couldn't stand it because it made it look a bit goofy and the bumpers looked way off with the gaps. Would ask for pics of the people that have done it.
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Ya if people have pics with a body lift I'd like to see it thanks!
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A 1" body lift for a little extra clearance doesn't bother me...I wouldn't do any more than that, FWIW
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My dad was wanting to do a 2inch but I was thinking only one cause I didn't want to see the frame to much. Also wondering if my father and I can install it? Or should u not mess with it?
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My dad was wanting to do a 2inch but I was thinking only one cause I didn't want to see the frame to much. Also wondering if my father and I can install it? Or should u not mess with it?
They're a pain in the butt, but doable as DIY for the inexperienced. with patience, and several scissor jacks, you should be good to go. Soak the body mount bolts down real well with PB blaster or something to that nature, prior to removal...some of them can be a real pain (at least that was my experience on my older vehicles).

What are you using the body lift for, I should ask? In lieu of a suspension lift? What size tires are you wanting to run? Give us a little back story...we might provide you with a few alternative options...
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I hate seing the bumpers off and the frame standing out!!! j m o though
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They're a pain in the butt, but doable as DIY for the inexperienced. with patience, and several scissor jacks, you should be good to go. Soak the body mount bolts down real well with PB blaster or something to that nature, prior to removal...some of them can be a real pain (at least that was my experience on my older vehicles).

What are you using the body lift for, I should ask? In lieu of a suspension lift? What size tires are you wanting to run? Give us a little back story...we might provide you with a few alternative options...
I have already have a 3" lift and I'm running 35s. Not really looking to run bigger tires just wanting to bring it up and inch or so and would like to stay away from buying a whole new 4-5 inch kit you know
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I have already have a 3" lift and I'm running 35s. Not really looking to run bigger tires just wanting to bring it up and inch or so and would like to stay away from buying a whole new 4-5 inch kit you know
I am also toying with adding a 1" body lift for a little more clearance...I also have a 3" lift, but am running 37" tires.

3" is more than enough lift for 35s...if your only concern is the appearance of being bigger, have you considered flat fenders? Here are a couple choices, all of which will greatly increase the space between rubber and flare, giving you more articulation before rub, and the appearance of a larger stance (because of the extra space)

Bushwacker - very popular, but overpriced for four pieces of plastic, IMO

Smittybilt - cheap...won't hold up to big hits, but made of metal and for the cost, you can destroy them and replace at the same cost of the more expensive plastic ones. Install is a piece of cake (I had these at one point)

Xenon - Ugly as hell

There are several heavy duty flat fenders available, but at a much greater cost, from Poison Spyder Customs, Offroad Evolution, and River Raider Offroad, to name a few
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Got my ACE full set front and rear for right at $600 shipped and powder coated.
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1" BL is a great mod and makes room for a tummy tuck in the future. Do it!

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1" BL is a great mod and makes room for a tummy tuck in the future. Do it!
The JK doesn't have the transfer case hanging below the frame rails, like the TJ, so there is no "tummy tuck" mod

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Got my ACE full set front and rear for right at $600 shipped and powder coated.
I forgot that ACE brought out their fenders...good looking, good price Do they offer the same lifetime warranty as their rockers?
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The JK doesn't have the transfer case hanging below the frame rails, like the TJ, so there is no "tummy tuck" mod


Damn, learn something new every day

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