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post #1 of 8 Old 11-27-2019, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
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How much Body lift can I put in this 2017 without having much modification ?

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post #2 of 8 Old 12-03-2019, 08:12 AM
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Why? Considering the design of the JK compared to the TJ and all jeeps ever made before it. There is no good reason to raise the body up on a JK. You could do a Flat belly on a JK and not need a BL. Tj that is not possible. A jk only needs 2.5 lift to fit 35s. a Tj needed 3.5 + 1.5 of BL to roll 35s. Much of this is since it was the way before it must be now. A jk can 37+ and still not need BL. even 40s. though at 40s the whole jeep needs changes that are well super expensive and still no body lift needed.

This is one of those mods that though can, should you. Much like running twin steering stabilizer, you can but why. My thoughts on this anyway. I am sure someone will say how great it is. But a reason why? other then makes my taller then the next guy?
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post #3 of 8 Old 12-03-2019, 08:24 AM
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No need to add a body lift, a JK with a small lift ~3" clears 37's easily. If you do decide to add one, it leaves ugly gaps between bumpers, etc.
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I run a 1.25” TF body lift to give that little extra without affecting the suspension components. Also allows me to use less bumpstop for 37” tires.
And yes 37” Pitbulls require the extra room even with flat fenders.

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post #5 of 8 Old 12-08-2019, 09:10 PM
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Rough country’s 2.5” lift is inexpensive and gives more clearance with minimal modification, better than a BL... As said before you can squeeze 35’s
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Rough country’s 2.5” lift is inexpensive and gives more clearance with minimal modification, better than a BL... As said before you can squeeze 35’s
I would rather see the OP with a 1" body lift than recommend a Rough Country anything.

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I would rather see the OP with a 1" body lift than recommend a Rough Country anything.
Fair enough
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post #8 of 8 Old 12-14-2019, 10:57 PM
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What size tires do you want to run? What kind of budget are you on?

Body lifts on a JK don’t make much sense. They might make sense sometimes on old models. If the reason for wanting a body lift is because you are on a shoe string budget, then a budget boost also known as a spacer lift or hockey pucks are the way to go instead.

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