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Unread 07-12-2013, 12:57 PM   #1
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Body lift + spacer lift

I know there are a million questions about lifts already but I can't find an answer anywhere.

I have a 09 2dr wrangler X and want to lift it and put 35s on it. I'm thinking of putting a rough country 2.5" spacer lift and a 1" body lift on it. Will it still have the factory rake to it? Does anyone have any pictures of this setup?

I don't want to change control arms or drive shafts now but I also want to be able to go bigger in the future

I've always heard stay away from rough country but its only a spacer am body lift so it shouldn't really matter what brand right?

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Unread 07-12-2013, 01:30 PM   #2
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Flat fenders yo.
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Unread 07-12-2013, 01:37 PM   #3
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Yeah I'd just stay away from body lifts all together. They look like s!#& and really I don't see a practical use for them. If you're going to 35s you can run the 2.5 coil spacers and flat fenders and have more than enough room. Or if you don't wanna cough up the money for new fenders you can trim your factory ones. I'm clearing 33s with no lift, 35s are a mere 1" higher as far as distance from the hub so.... No need for that much lift. Keep the center of gravity low and don't get a body lift!
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Unread 07-12-2013, 01:40 PM   #4
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Body lifts arent horrible. I wouldnt go anything higher than 1 or 1.25 at most.. Easy way to gain extra clearance without having to affect driveline angles.
But yea, Id do like a 1" coil spacer, some flatties and toss on 35s.

You may need to consider wheel spacers or offset wheels though..
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Unread 07-12-2013, 03:07 PM   #5
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Ya Id like to get some used rubicon rims and spacer cause IMO they are some of the best looking rims. The only reason I want a body lift is because I think even jk's with 3" lifts and 35s look too low and a spacer lift is just going to be worse. Would bushwhacker pocket flares have the same results as flat fenders? I like the look better.

What about the rake? Will this fix it or should I get some 3/4" spacers too?
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Unread 07-12-2013, 03:38 PM   #6
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I know there are a million questions about lifts already but I can't find an answer anywhere.

I have a 09 2dr wrangler X and want to lift it and put 35s on it. I'm thinking of putting a rough country 2.5" spacer lift and a 1" body lift on it. Will it still have the factory rake to it? Does anyone have any pictures of this setup?

I don't want to change control arms or drive shafts now but I also want to be able to go bigger in the future

I've always heard stay away from rough country but its only a spacer am body lift so it shouldn't really matter what brand right?

Thanks alot
A proper 2.5" spacer lift or BB has more then just coil spring spacers. Using just spacers is gonna cause you more grief then it's worth. For an example of what a good kit should contain, check out the TeraFlex 2.5 performance BB. A 2.5" lift is a 2.5" lift whether spacer or spring it should still contain many other parts.
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Coil spacers will only effect the rake if you use two different height spacers (2.5" front/2" rear). Using 2.5" spacers front and rear will not effect your current rake. The body lift will not effect the rake.

It's better to start with coils and fine tune with spacers. Spacers do nothing to accommodate the added weight of bumpers, winches, fullsize spare, and body armor.

A body lift can be a good addition to a suspension. They increase tire clearance without adding to the bump stop length (taking away suspension travel), and add lift without effecting the driveline and suspension.
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Coil spacers will only effect the rake if you use two different height spacers (2.5" front/2" rear). Using 2.5" spacers front and rear will not effect your current rake. The body lift will not effect the rake.

It's better to start with coils and fine tune with spacers. Spacers do nothing to accommodate the added weight of bumpers, winches, fullsize spare, and body armor.

A body lift can be a good addition to a suspension. They increase tire clearance without adding to the bump stop length (taking away suspension travel), and add lift without effecting the driveline and suspension.
Agreed, also it's nice to get the body off the frame when it comes to washing it and getting to certain parts.

There is nothing wrong with a small body lift, I would argue its a great mod.
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Unread 07-15-2013, 12:46 PM   #9
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Ya I really don't mind the look of body lifts as long as there small ones.

My plan is jut get it lifted cheaply for now and then slowly upgrade to get ready for a bigger lift. So just spacers for now then work on adj. control arms, adj. track bars, regear, bumpers then a full suspension lift so this spacer lift is temporary
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As mentioned, take a serious look at flat fenders first imo. I'm very happy with the ride, tire clearance and Offroad performance of my leveling kit, cut fenders and 35s. Just my $.02
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Ya I really don't mind the look of body lifts as long as there small ones.

My plan is jut get it lifted cheaply for now and then slowly upgrade to get ready for a bigger lift. So just spacers for now then work on adj. control arms, adj. track bars, regear, bumpers then a full suspension lift so this spacer lift is temporary


Add flat flares to a 2.5" suspension and 1" - 1.25" body lift and you'll be able to clear 37"+ tires. There's not really much of a need for any more lift.


2" - 2.5" coils now are cheaper than adding spacers now with the intention of replacing them later.
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Unread 07-15-2013, 07:16 PM   #12
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Oh ok thanks
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What about just a spacer lift and 33s for now? Lots cheaper and no need for regear right? Or will I just regret this right away? It is a daily driver and I would like to keep road manners as much as possible
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33s, no lift. It'll have a spacer lift by the end of the week. Drives beautifully, still gets good(ish) mileage, and plenty capable as is. I'm VERY happy with it even with the 3.21 gears. Prefect dd/weekend warrior mix

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Unread 07-16-2013, 03:13 AM   #15
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Awesome thanks!
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