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Body Lift or Suspension Lift

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 4x4machine, Feb 26, 2002.

  1. 4x4machine

    4x4machine Registered Member

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    Well Since I am new to the game, which would be better for my situation, a 4inch suspension lift (with leafs) or a 4inch body lift on a '77 Jimmy with 35's. I do light to medium difficulty offroading (not alot of crawling). Cost does not matter, i'm just curious and checking if i'll be doing more work to the Jimmy than needed.

    thanks

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  2. wayne

    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    Suspention. I would not even consider a 4" body lift.

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    Suspension lift all the way... [​IMG]

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    Suspension, I wouldn't go over 2" with a body lift

    Like em big and topless
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    or you could just be like me and do both-

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    They dont make a body lift over 3" due to safety reasons, so a susp lift is the only option.

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  7. muddin4fun

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    suspension lifts look better. Also, you'll have better ground clearance

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  8. 4x4machine

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    Ok, thanks for the help. I've been checkin out previous posts, and I can see that a suspension lift is a much better route.

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  9. dysphemism

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    Body lifts are fine if you beef them up. I have bars welded to the frame from my body at each body puck for more strength.

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