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"Best" Body Lift

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 79Guy, Sep 2, 2000.

  1. 79Guy

    79Guy 1/2 ton status

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    \"Best\" Body Lift

    While I know that many don't like body lifts, I would really like to pick up just a little extra clearance.

    IF I were to use a body lift, any ideas as to the best quality brand / supplier?

    I've seen 2" and 3". Is there a "1" inch anywhere that would just add a little height.

    Thanks,


    '79 Guy
    1 Blazer - 7 Children
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  2. '73 K5

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    Re: \"Best\" Body Lift

    www.offroaddesign.com sells a real nice 1 inch body lift. That is the only body lift I would ever even consider using. The big ones just kind of suck.

    '73 K5
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  3. Espen88k5

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    Re: \"Best\" Body Lift

    Yes, bodylifts are the work of satan. But they add extra height without messing with the driveline, steering etc..

    Just remember they are not "bolt in" They take time because of the body-bolts that are rusted stuck. Some of the bolts have the "nut" hidden inside the crossmember. It will have rusted loose and it starts spinning and your only option is to start drilling or cutting. Then maybe welding to restore the bodysupports... I did a 3" on my 88. We have salt on the roads here in winther so maybe you'l get lucky and your will come loose easaly. But use rust-loosner and plenty of it..
    Good luck!

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  4. Boss

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    Re: \"Best\" Body Lift

    Hey 79guy,
    Check out my site. I did a write up on installing a 1" body lift from ORD. I use to have a 3" body from performance accesorries, but I didn't like how the body lift affected my body on the trails. Seems like it was swinging my body around from the extra height. So I opted to lower it 2"s. It's also a good idea to change your body mounts while you're there. Might as well. Overall, it wasn't hard at all. Yes, rusted bolts are a PAIN in the A$$. But it wasn't too bad. I didn't have the problem Espen had on the bolts spinning. There are 10 bolts total. 4 of 10 bolts directly to the body. Good luck.
    Boss
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