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Opinions on a 1 inch Body Lift wanted.


 
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AggieDog
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2005 8:41 am    Post subject: Opinions on a 1 inch Body Lift wanted. Reply with quote

Guys,

I have a Rubicon 2 inch BB on my 04 wrangler, and like others, now I am considering a 1 inch Body Lift. I just put a winch on the front and I am thinking a body lift would actually help get more air into the radiator, or is that wishful thinking? I really am not interested in a motor mount lift, and I understand that with no vibs currently from the 2 inch budget boost, I probably wont, or dont need a motor mount lift.

So, let me know your opinions if you think I should do the 1 inch body lift? I am running 30 inch tires, but will definately go up to 31's and I am considering going to 32's. My differential ratio is 3.73, with the 5 speed and 6 cylinder.



Give me your opinions. You can see a pic of my jeep in it's current state under the M8000 Warn winch thread in this forum.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2005 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

typicaly when you do a body lift, your gonna have to put in raditor lowering brackets to keep it lined up with your fan (at least thats how it worked on my yj). so just because your raising the body, the radiator is gonna stay in the same place and still get blocked by your winch just as much. I think putting a one inch body lift in to try get a very marginal increase in radiator airflow, would be a wast of time.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2005 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The radiator really isnt my primary reason, let me rephrase it. even if I ran 31 inch tires, or perhaps went 32's, there isnt really any harm in putting a 1 inch body lift on is there? Read trail and tire clearance as the main reason.
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MN Dave
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2005 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In that case, I personally see no harm in it. Probably not necessary to run 31s, but its cheap and easy to do yourself.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2005 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MN Dave wrote:
typicaly when you do a body lift, your gonna have to put in raditor lowering brackets to keep it lined up with your fan (at least thats how it worked on my yj). so just because your raising the body, the radiator is gonna stay in the same place and still get blocked by your winch just as much. I think putting a one inch body lift in to try get a very marginal increase in radiator airflow, would be a wast of time.

Actually, it's not. You redrill the fan shroud and drop the fan shroud on the radiator. Personally, unless you're in a friggin hot environment, the winch isn't going to block that much and you'll see no noticeable change in temp with the winch there.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2005 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ehirner wrote:

Actually, it's not. You redrill the fan shroud and drop the fan shroud on the radiator. Personally, unless you're in a friggin hot environment, the winch isn't going to block that much and you'll see no noticeable change in temp with the winch there.

i could see that. i lowered my whole radiator, but i guess that might not be the way most people do it
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2005 5:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I probably should clarify. Dropping the radiator is the hard way to realign the fan with the radiator. Most BL kits include the brackets to drop the radiator. The easy way is to redrill the holes for the fan shroud 1" above the current holes if installing a 1" BL.
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