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Old August 21st, 2006, 08:24 AM   #1
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Looking for a 3" or larger body lift for my '93 wrangler. Let me know if you have something.

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Old August 21st, 2006, 08:39 AM   #2
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You don't want a body lift larger than 3". I can't think of anybody that even sells anything over 3" because they are not safe due to the relatively low number of body mounting points (compared to other vehicles, like a full-size). Don't "engineer" one beyond 3", either.

Personally, I would look towards suspension options first. There have been a lot of YJ lift springs on the board lately if you haven't already done the suspension and just want more lift beyond that.
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Old August 21st, 2006, 09:09 AM   #3
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I've got some barely used 2" BDS springs for a YJ. Will net around 2.5-3" PM me if your intrested.

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http://www.greatlakes4x4.com/showthread.php?t=18507
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Old August 21st, 2006, 10:24 AM   #4
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body lift over 3" is illegal for road use in michigan, probably most other states as well, thats why you dont see them for sale anywhere.
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Old August 21st, 2006, 11:10 AM   #5
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body lift over 3" is illegal for road use in michigan, probably most other states as well, thats why you dont see them for sale anywhere.
And why might they be illegal? :miff:

I doubt the manufacturers care that much about what Michigan specifically allows that they would make a production decision on it. They don't do that much business in Michigan alone for it to dictate their operations. Same for the large online distributors. In this case, its a "bad idea for this application" thing, not a "they said no" thing. If you do some research, you will find body lifts over 3" for other vehicles.
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Old August 21st, 2006, 11:18 AM   #6
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And why might they be illegal? :miff:
Maybe because Mi law says so lol

Section 257.710c

(4) Notwithstanding subsection (2), a person shall not operate a motor vehicle having lift blocks between the front axle and springs, or with lift blocks that exceed 4 inches in height between the rear axle and springs in addition to those provided by the original manufacturer. Any body lift block shall be of single piece construction and shall not use more than a 3-inch spacer. Any suspension lift block shall use an alignment pin between the axle and the spring, and shall be of single piece construction. Spring shackle replacements shall not exceed the original equipment manufacture length by more than 2 inches, and coil spring spacers are prohibited. All steering components shall be geometrically arranged to function as original equipment manufacture. Welded pitman arms, drag links, and tie rods are prohibited. All parts used to modify the original suspension or height of a motor vehicle shall be factory manufactured and shall meet or exceed the original manufacturer's specifications.
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Old August 21st, 2006, 11:32 AM   #7
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Maybe because Mi law says so lol

Because its unsafe, ass. I seem to recall you posting that you were looking for a body lift bigger for 3" for the FSJ. Many members on this board have all kinds of shit on their rigs that is technically illegal.
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Old August 21st, 2006, 11:56 AM   #8
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Thanks for the replys. Dont know alot about lifts, but I just bought an old cj7, and the guy told me it had a 4" body lift on it. I just checked it out, and its actually a 3" lift instead of 4. Thanks again for the help.
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Maybe because Mi law says so lol

Section 257.710c
coil spring spacers are prohibited.
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Old August 21st, 2006, 08:14 PM   #10
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Because its unsafe, ass. I seem to recall you posting that you were looking for a body lift bigger for 3" for the FSJ. Many members on this board have all kinds of shit on their rigs that is technically illegal.
my jeep is technically illegal and anyone else running a budget boost
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Old August 22nd, 2006, 12:17 AM   #11
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im sorry, PP i meant that i thought they may be illegal in all the other states as well, being that ive never seen them for sale by a manufacturer. honestly ive never searched, or researched any form of body lift, since i dont give a crap about them. i just happened to know that they are illegal in MI. not that i really give a crap about being totally legal either.
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Old August 22nd, 2006, 12:59 AM   #12
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The budget boosts for the newer jeeps are perfectly legal. They are larger coil isolators if going by the O.E.M. part name.
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The budget boosts for the newer jeeps are perfectly legal. They are larger coil isolators if going by the O.E.M. part name.
yes but only if you remove the stock isolator othwise you are stacking liftblocks
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Old August 22nd, 2006, 10:15 AM   #14
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The budget boosts for the newer jeeps are perfectly legal. They are larger coil isolators if going by the O.E.M. part name.
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Besides I thought this thread was about body lifts?
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