Body lifts only good for high-speed...?
So in putting on some 37s I got to thinking about a body lift to increase clearance for my tires, and I think I finally realized something.
When you start to flex a tire up into the fender, you're going to do one of two things:
1) Without body lift:
You hit the bumptop, and then you lift the body up higher ~1"
2) With body lift:
You have an inch to go before you hit the bumpstop (because you removed an inch due to better fender clearance), and the body is already lifted up higher.
So in the end, you're at the same place re:COG, it's just that with the body lift you are ALWAYS there, higher COG.
So, is a body lift really only useful if you want more uptravel before bottoming out on the bumpstop, perhaps in high-speed applications (street or off-road; i.e. not your usual crawling)?
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Auto / 4.56 Gears / ARB Front, Auburn Ected Rear Locker & LSD / G2 Core 44 35 Spline Axles / Alpine 9-Speakers & Sub / MC 3.5" w 6pak shocks / 37" KM3s on Method 105 Beadlocks
Last edited by chitown35; 03-16-2019 at 08:42 AM.