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post #1 of 31 Old 01-31-2009, 11:10 AM Thread Starter
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Going from 2" to 3"

I want to go for the 3" lift. I have an 2" OME lift kit installed & want some advise on what is the best way to go. I want to get 32" tyres too.

Do I just need to change the springs or is there anything else I have to do??

I need some advise on what to do & what brands to use.

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post #2 of 31 Old 01-31-2009, 11:14 AM
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Put on a 1" BL and be done.No chance of vibes that way.
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You could use the OME rear track bar bracket but it will not completely center your rear axle but pretty close though. Shocks most likely will work but might be a limiting factor in droop. What front sway bar links do you have?

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Add a 1" body lift and a 1" motor mount lift. Both can be done for around $200 (total), by most anyone with basic mechanical skills, and done in one long afternoon.

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I want to go for the 3" lift. I have an 2" OME lift kit installed & want some advise on what is the best way to go. I want to get 32" tyres too.

Do I just need to change the springs or is there anything else I have to do??

I need some advise on what to do & what brands to use.

Thanx
^^^ Agree with what has been said above - do a BL, 1" or 1.25" whatever you like - and a BMML. Inexpensive and no need to swap out springs.
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Add a 1" body lift and a 1" motor mount lift. Both can be done for around $200 (total), by most anyone with basic mechanical skills, and done in one long afternoon.
MML not needed if he wants to save money.
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^^^ Agree with what has been said above - do a BL, 1" or 1.25" whatever you like - and a BMML. Inexpensive and no need to swap out springs.

I want to go for the 3" for the extra clearance & not just to fit the tyres. The 32" will fit with the current setting.
THe BL will not give me any extra groung clearance...
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I want to go for the 3" for the extra clearance & not just to fit the tyres. The 32" will fit with the current setting.
THe BL will not give me any extra groung clearance...
The BL will equate to ground clearance when you are able to clear the bigger tires that you are wanting to put on...

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Body lifts give tire clearance, but no ground clearance. The frame is not lifted higher so your approach and departure angles remain the same.
So if u have a 3" suspendion lift & the bigger tyres u will have even more clearance which is always a good thing
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1 INCH SPACER? can pick up a set for 50 bucks
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Body lifts give tire clearance, but no ground clearance. The frame is not lifted higher so your approach and departure angles remain the same.
So if u have a 3" suspendion lift & the bigger tyres u will have even more clearance which is always a good thing
I'm not a fan of body lift either, and with the current 2" lift you have now you don't really need longer track bars or longer sway bar end links, but you will if you lift it to 3".

Your 2" longer shocks will be ok with 3" springs but you would be able to flex more with longer shocks.

You can do it right, or you can do it cheap.

Do you plan on going with a bigger lift later? If so I suggest buying front and rear adjustable track bars and adjustable front sway bar disconnects and adjustable rear sway bar end links. JKS makes all 4 of these and would cost between $450 and $500. These parts are adjustable from 2.5" of lift threw 6" of lift.

I don't have anything against adding coil spacers, there's just other parts you also need to add to make your jeep handle properly on the road.
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I want to go for the 3" for the extra clearance & not just to fit the tyres. The 32" will fit with the current setting.
THe BL will not give me any extra groung clearance...
I hear you. A BL would be very helpful on your way to do a tummy tuck, and that could gain upwards of 2" of belly clearence for you. FWIW

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I was running a 2" bb and 1" body lift with 32x11.50 tires, and went with 3" full traction suspension lift, getting ready for 33's, anyway I really like the suspension lift, but going from 2" lift to 3" lift caused some vibrations and I ended up having to get a 1" MML which pretty well fixed that problem until I get a SYE kit.

LOL, guess what I'M saying is that extra inch of clearance was pretty expensive.
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why not just bolt up the 32's to your current lift


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why not just bolt up the 32's to your current lift
That's what I would do, I think 2" is perfect for 32" tires, he said in an earlier post he wants his frame and gas tank 1" higher off the ground for more clearance.
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