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    So I want to get another inch or so of height on the rig. Cant narrow it down to what I want to do:

    1" body lift(that i already have, but its in San Antonio, waiting to get shipped up with the rest of my household goods)

    new springs with more height

    spacers


    New springs would be ideal due to better flexing etc, but spacers would be a decent budget boost, but seeing how much that is, I may want to just go with the newer springs.

    Body lift... well I dunno. I got it in a prize, but not sure if I want to go body lift hearing so many people against them.
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    I would do the springs or spacer. Just because I cant do a body lift lol.
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    A 1" BL isn't bad, I wouldn't go more than an inch.

    Spacers are nice, becuase you keep the same springs (good if they ride nice!)

    What type of rig? I'm assuming it's a TJ or JK.

    ACOS spacers are really slick, allowong you to really dial it in, with around 2-3" of adjustment. (after the initial 1-1 1/2" lift)


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    Runnin a JK with 3.5 RE lift..
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    Not sure if this is applicable for JK's, but a 1" BL on a TJ will let you get raised motor mounts, a tummy tuck, and a raised gas tank skid. If the same applies for JK's then that's what I would do.

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    Rubitron is correct, a 1" body lift will help with your break over angle and give you some better ground clearance, also moves the fender wells up and helps with any potential rubbing issues. One thing to think about with anything you do, 1" is not much, but it may exceed your shock travel which will limit your axle flex for a while and then the shocks will fail if they are two short to support 4.5" of lift...I say this as a lot of kits come with shocks that work with a 2" - 3" lift and a differant shock when you go over 4" of lift.

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