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Re: body lift ?\'s
One thing to keep in mind on doing any kind of lift is your going to seperate things that the factory didn't design to be seperated. For instance, if you have your shifters on the floor (like most of us do) you are going to loose some of the movement from the shifter. You might have to enlargen the holes in your floor to be able to get in or out of gear(tranny and x-fer case). Then things like the speedo cable, ground wires, other wiring, linkages, gas fill lines might be to short. Two inches will also change where a mechanical fan sits in the fan shroud. The list goes on from there. Some of these things aren't usually thought of when people go into it just for "the look". If you are going to do this then do it right and don't try to go the cheap route.
I have heard (but never experienced) that a body lift will put more stress on the body mounts in a hard stopping condition. IMHO I would never go over 1" for a body lift.
BTW, wlecome to the board, and congrats on your first Jeep!