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Body Lift

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 1TUFF89, Jul 7, 2000.

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    I know there have been several posts about suspension and body lifts, BUT here's one more. I am planning to install a 4" suspension lift within the next several months, and would like to also install a 1" or 2" body lift as well. I'm fully aware of the best suspension systems to buy such as Tuff-Country, but what about a good body lift? I don't guess the Energy Suspension body mounts are available in body lifts are they? What's a good name brand body lift to get?

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    I know offroad design sells 1" body lifts. You can use energy suspension mounts with body lift blocks. But I think your question was, do they sell body mounts that are like body lifts, the answer is no. Performance Assecories is what I have. They're pretty well known and recommended for body lifting.
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    What size susp. lift and body lift do you have? I know a 6" lift will give me more room for tires, but installing a 6" instead of a 4" really makes the center of gravity go up!
    I was planning on adding a body lift with the susp. lift so I could fit up to a 36" tire. What do you run?

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    4" Susp and 3" body lift. You can see my pic in the Featured Rigs sections of this website under "The Boss's 1975 Blazer. I run 35" BFG AT's. 36" will fit just fine with room to spare. But to tell you the truth, I might be ditching my body lift soon, maybe while I'm installing my energy suspension body mounts. Who knows though.
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    How many body mounts are there, 8? Why are you considering getting rid of your body lift? Is the truck too "shaky"? Or are you just tired of it? I don't want to install one and then down the road wish I hadn't. Actually, I think 35" tires will fit fine with a 4" lift - as long as I don't do any hard wheeling??!!

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    Black Diamond body lifts are really good, I ran one on my old truck. Correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't a body lift alter the center of gravity more than a suspension lift?

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    uummmmm?? Well, I would think that instead of putting a 6" susp. lift and lifting the frame and all that a 4" susp. lift and a 2" body lift wouldn't raise it quite as high (or does 1 or 2 inches even matter that much)??!! I guess it depends on how much off-roading one does??!!

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    It wouldn't raise the frame, but I think the high center of gravity comes from putting space in between your frame and the body. Think of it this way.. When you take a sharp turn your whole blazer shifts, but the weight is still in close together. When you have a body lift and you take a sharp turn, you have the weight dispersed in 2 areas, underneath where the frame is, and up top where the body is.
    Well it makes sense to me [​IMG]

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    Oh but go for the body lift anyway, I've owned several rigs with them, and they didn't affect me one bit.

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    I have a 3"body and 4"suspension and haven't had any issues!
    I use Energy bushings and have 12 mounts, 6 per side.
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