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I have a 4" lift sitting here I want to install.
I already have a 3" body lift. I don't really want to lose the body lift, I like the look of it...
Now my question is, should I install this 1 year old 4" lift on top of the bl?
I want a nice lift, but on 31s might be too much and way too rough of a ride.

I can do a few things.

Add both lifts together.
Sell the 4" suspension lift.
Leave it how it is.
Or I can take the bl out and install the spring.

What I really want to do though is have both... but will it be too much?

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You run into problems with steering linkage angles and driveshaft angles if you go too high. FWIW, take the BL out and put the spring lift in.




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I am kind of in the same boat as u. I got a 2 inch body lift on my jeep and soon i am going to be putting a 4 inch suspension lift in but ill be running 33's. I have been told off road 33's will hit my fenders with out the body lift.


BTW what kind of 4 " lift kit did u buy?

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I didnt buy one...
I got one used, warn black diamond - all those goodies. Dont know much more about it.

I dont know... I sure like the look of this body lift exposing the bottom.

Will the spring improve handling, and all that other stuff?

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Put the suspension lift in. If you find its too much remove the body lift.

The body lift won't have any effect on the suspension lift. A body lift does not affect driveline angles or anything like that.

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Thanks Dan, I forgot all about that. Yikes....I must be tired.

Now that I've realized that I can put that body lift in that you sold me for the XJ. And to think I was worried about driveline angles all this time!


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So a body lift will not affect anything but the body mounts on top of the 4" suspension lift?

I would be safe?

- Brad

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How safe is safe enough for your own peace of mind. It should be fine.

BTW, you'll need bigger tires with all that lift.


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Originally posted by bradmad:
I dont know... I sure like the look of this body lift exposing the bottom.
Will the spring improve handling, and all that other stuff?
Adding any suspension lift generally results in worse handling simply because you're raising your vehicle's height and this requires springs that are stiffer than stock. The only exception to this are the Old Man Emu springs which are actually softer than stock.

On the other hand, it will provide you with additional ground clearance under your chassis and hopefully increase your wheel travel.

...lars



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Originally posted by Brent:
I am kind of in the same boat as u. I got a 2 inch body lift on my jeep and soon i am going to be putting a 4 inch suspension lift in but ill be running 33's. I have been told off road 33's will hit my fenders with out the body lift.
I depends on how much you lengthen your bump stops. If you make them long enough, you won't hit your fenders. Of course, this also means you'll be limiting your compression. I found that a 1" body lift plus fender trimming and TJ flares were just barely enough to handle 35" tires in a spring-over-axle set-up. Of course, my bump stops were only lowered in the front by 1 inch. If I extend them another inch I should be fine.


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Well I decided to hold out for awile now.
I am happy with my ride anyways.
But I am going to wait till I can get a real nice set of 35s, and then put the 4" in on top of the bl.


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