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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-11-2001, 08:53 PM
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pics of 2 and 3\" body lifts

Since I'm planning on buying a body lift in conjuction with some sort of suspension lift, I was wondering if anyone out there could post some pictures of YJs with either 2 or 3" body lifts. I'd kinda like to see how "ugly" they make the Jeep look by separating the bumpers from the body so much. Anyways, if you guys have pics, I'd love to see them to help me decide between 2 and 3". Thanks.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 09-11-2001, 09:04 PM
 
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Re: pics of 2 and 3\" body lifts

Um, i did my 3 inch body lift on my cj this weekend, and crap, it is so ugly and flamming looking. Im keeping it though because it is serving a very inportant cause right now, so i can go on the trai. Well, good luck, have fun.
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Re: pics of 2 and 3\" body lifts

I'm guessing you're being sarcastic, aren't you?

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Re: pics of 2 and 3\" body lifts

I'm looking but I can't find any pictures of a 3" body lift. I would guess that most anyone who actually has a 2 or 3 inch body lift wouldn't want to have any pictures that show how UGLY it actually is. I was at a local high school yesterday and saw a YJ parked with stock suspension and a 3" body lift. From a distance it looks OK... but then you look at how low the frame is compared to the body, and then the lift blocks!

If you ever decide to do a 3" body lift, first go find one, look at it, and think of how much stress that puts on your body mounts when your Jeep is bouncing around.


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Re: pics of 2 and 3\" body lifts

Man, hehe, I swear I can't tell if you guys are being sarcastic or not. Anyways, I guess it would probably be better to go with the 2" body lift. That seems to be what everyone suggests.

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Re: pics of 2 and 3\" body lifts

Dont put a body lift on, they look like crap. I hate seeing a nice jeep and then pulling up to it only to find a set of stilts under the tub.

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Re: pics of 2 and 3\" body lifts

It's not a YJ but you can get the idea of how a 3" looks. I don't like the looks much, but it will have to stay until funds permit something different.


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Re: pics of 2 and 3\" body lifts

Yeah, to tell you the truth, I've never really thought that body lifts looked too bad on CJs. I think they look worse on YJs, personally. Thanks for the pic, Rick.

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Re: pics of 2 and 3\" body lifts

I have a 2" body lift on my YJ and I wouldnt have it any other way, and if you do it right most people wont even notice unless they are a trained Jeeper and even they will have to look twice. Yes they look like crap when you first install them, here is how you correct that. First take the inner wheel well rubber linings and off and make new longer ones out of rubber to hide the gap in the front wheel well. That solves that. In the rear I made a piece of diamond plate to cover the gap between the frame and the body, works great. In the front at first I had a grill guard and just flexed the pastic frame cover over the front body mount to hide the gap, now I have a winch and it serves the same purpose. No it is hardly noticeable and I love the way it keeps my 32" from rubbing the fenders even with no bumpstop extensions. I would not use it at my only means of lift but to complement a suspenion lift it is great, just stay away from the three inch, adds too much stress to the mounts IMHO. Hope this helps you out.

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Re: pics of 2 and 3\" body lifts

I found this on another site, looks like a TJ with a 3" Body lift. I'm with JeepJunkie - 2 - 3" body lift by itself is not a good way to go. 2" in combination with a suspension lift would be better. Like he said, you set it up right, no one can tell.

The guy in this pic, definately didn't do it right.

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