LCG vs Shock travel vs clearance, or, should i do a body lift?

#1
So I'm currently running 35s with 1" bumpstop (on a JK). I'm moving up to 37s and will have to choose how to handle it. Add 1" bumpstop, or add 1" body lift.

What do you think?
1. Add bumpstop and decrease uptravel?
2. Add a body lift and raise COG?
3. Add a body lift and get shorter springs, maintaining current COG

Current shock travel is 7.5" up and down in the front, 7 up, 6 down in the rear. I would like a little more belly clearance and breakover angle, so I'm shying away from option 3 right now.
 

TJDon

Wrench guy
#2
My opinion, no body lift. Seen to many problems caused by them. Stretched wire harnesses, plastic pucks breaking or the aluminum ones crushing. And long bolts snapping off from frame twist while flexing.
Going to a true 37” tire will gain clearance you’re after. But then you’ll have tire fitment issues. High clearance fenders such as Metalcloak will cure that.
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#3
Thanks. I actually already have some pretty high clearance fenders that I've done some cutting under also. So right now I'm as far as I wanna go there with the options available.

So, that's why I was debating COG vs shock travel.

From what I understood, a 1.25" body lift isn't much of a problem on a JK.
 
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