Re: MORE body lift
I remember seeing some in the 4 wheel drive hardware catalog. I think they may even be made by (I could be wrong here) daystar, but they are exact bolt-in replacements for your oem engine mounts, with the exception of the 1" difference in height. I haven't seen anyone with these installed, but it should eliminate the need to reposition the fan shroud (although installing these would be more work than the shroud relocation), but I suppose it would also give you an extra 1" of ground clearance for the oil pan. The only downside I can see, is a slight increase in the vehicles center of gravity (not really enough to matter though). I thought about getting a set when I did my body lift, but I figured the point of the body lift was just a little extra clearance for the tires, and since a suspension/shackle lift is in the works, I would keep it as simple as possible for now. Maybe someone else can tell from experience, wouldn't this make the driveshaft angle slightly better? The engine would be an inch higher, but the transmission/transfer case would be the same height, so the entire assembly should angle down just a little more than it did, right? Would this be enough to compensate for a 1" suspension or shackle lift? Maybe some hood mods and a set of 6" higher motor mounts and you wouldn't have to go with a CV 'shaft after that 4" ProComp lift... Sorry, I couldn't resist... Happy Jeepin'!