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Old 01-11-2010, 10:09 AM
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need advise for lift

ok so i have a 4 inch bj's lift on my j20 right now with 35's and i have 36x12 50 super swampers for off roadin. long story short the tires rub..really bad. i have a 6 inch bj's lift in the garage. i know the 4 flexes better than the 6 but im sure if i tweeked them enough over time they will soffen up. the fenders are cherrrrrry!!! and im not about to hack em up so i wa thinking 6 inch suspension and 2 inch body. what are your thoughts on that? overkill or no. 8 inch would be nice but i dont want to kill my driving too. its my DD. i have a dozer front bumper with winch and plan on putting a roll bar and heavy rear bumper on it too so im sure the weight will keep the truck driving smooth right?
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Old 01-11-2010, 10:29 AM
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I'd install the 6" and flex it til the springs get soft. Once they get soft, they may sag some though.
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Old 01-11-2010, 11:34 AM
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6" springs & 2" body lift.


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Old 01-11-2010, 01:29 PM
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Old 01-11-2010, 02:09 PM
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i have the springs from my waggy. id love to do an soa but i have the spring soooo spending more $$$$ is not what im lookin for. just wanna know if im nuts for putting a 2 inch body and 6 inch suspenion
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Old 01-11-2010, 06:26 PM
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Go 6" and BL and give me the 4" springs
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just wanna know if im nuts for putting a 2 inch body and 6 inch suspenion

nope.i personally like body lifts. they give you more room to work on things under the truck,they dont change things like your pinion angles,shocks,and driveshaft lengths,and they dont raise the center of gravity nearly as much as a suspension lift.

if youre going to go thru the hassle,go ahead and do 3" on the body lift. with your 4" springs thats only an inch shorter than doing 6" spring and 2" body... maybe that will let you get by without having to swap on your stiffer 6" springs.
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Old 01-17-2010, 11:19 PM
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nope.i personally like body lifts. they give you more room to work on things under the truck,they dont change things like your pinion angles,shocks,and driveshaft lengths,and they dont raise the center of gravity nearly as much as a suspension lift.
I agree. You just gotta make sure everything is solid and you do it right.
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I cant stand body lifts...they throw the center of balence off and make ya top heavy...When entering an off canter trail you will see what I mean if you do this...

Now my fenders are cut, but the job is very tastefull...I run 7" lift with 37" tires... What you may do is simply buy a ratty 2nd set of fenders and trim them for when ya go wheeling. A pain in the rear, but is an option.
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