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3" inch body w/6" suspension safe?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by coptezr, Mar 22, 2005.

  1. coptezr

    coptezr 1/2 ton status

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    is it pretty safe on the trails or is it pretty tipsy?:confused:
     
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    blazerpro79 1/2 ton status

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    ya everyone does it. it just voids most manufacturers warranty
     
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    coptezr 1/2 ton status

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    so its pretty safe im not going to roll the pig?
     
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    nobody is going to say you are not, but yes your chance is increaced by quite a bit. i would invest in a cage if you do any kind of rocks or trails.

    a body lift just raises your center of gravity, but after some cautious wheeling with it you can find your limits.
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    i run that setup and with 6500 lb truck on the skinnyer tires of 38x12.50x16.5 its o.k. for me. and i even do lots of donuts. and its a longbed truck. just get used to it and know your limits with it. and think first and it will be o.k.
     
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    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I'm willing to bet that a 3" body lift raises the CG a lot less than adding 3 more inches of lift at the springs.....

    You're talking about the raising just the weight of the tub vs. the weight of the tub/frame/engine/tranny/xfercase/gastank...etc.

    I'm not sure a lot of people think of it that way, though. :tongue1:
     
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    I have an 85 with a six inch suspension and three inch body lift with 40" TSL's. Its makes it alot more tippy than stock but its not too terrible I guess it just feels really tippy when you first put the lift on. Just something to get used to.
     
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    My friend who is new to wheelin rolled his rig with only a 4 inch lift...on a flat road...being stupid. Driver rolls the rig, not rig rolls the driver IMO.

    3 inch body lifts kinda suck IMO though, I am all for cutting fenders first :hack: Another buddy of mine put a 3inch body lift on his Scout, took it off shortly there after because it did make the rig more tippy, and made all kinds of noises all the time. 1 inch body lift is better. You could do another 1 inch with zero rates too.
     

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