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Body Lift

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MR.4x4, Aug 2, 2002.

  1. MR.4x4

    MR.4x4 Registered Member

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    Hi, i want to install the body lift my self, if its difficult??
    has any body do it??
    How can i do it??

    Thanks for your help /forums/images/icons/confused.gif
     
  2. bryguy00b

    bryguy00b 3/4 ton status

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    was kind of wondering that for a while my self..???

    Bryan
     
  3. MR.4x4

    MR.4x4 Registered Member

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    You are fast!!
     
  4. bryguy00b

    bryguy00b 3/4 ton status

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    nah im just on all most 24/7..lol..welcome to ck5..fill ur profile out!! /forums/images/icons/grin.gif

    bryan
     
  5. Muddytazz

    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    I'm gonna be doing my 2" bodylift this weekend, I'll let you know how it goes.
     
  6. MR.4x4

    MR.4x4 Registered Member

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    Thanks, can u take some pics??

    Thanks again
     
  7. Muddytazz

    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    sure thing...what do you wanna know...i already know whats all involved with it, just have to do it.
     
  8. MR.4x4

    MR.4x4 Registered Member

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    Thanks.

    I have never done this Before, so i have no idea of how to do it, but i want to learn and make it my self.

    im only changing my body lift in the rear, how do i start??

    Thanks again /forums/images/icons/smirk.gif
     
  9. Calclips

    Calclips 1/2 ton status

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    Only changing your body lift in the rear? can you explain that a little bit better, I'm confused. I've done body lifts on an IFS pickup... but never on a SFA truck or blazer.
     
  10. MR.4x4

    MR.4x4 Registered Member

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    Im puting a 3´´ body lift only in the rear of my truck, because the tire hits the fender, in the front everything its ok.

    /forums/images/icons/crazy.gif And the question is ¿How can i do this?
     
  11. Calclips

    Calclips 1/2 ton status

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    You can't body lift just the rear of your truck, it would cause the truck to not sit level, the front would be 3" lower than the rear... and that would look messed up. When you buy a body lift kit it comes with blocks that you put inbetween the body and the frame, and it comes with shifting linkages and such (if they need to be extended... I don't know how body lifts and SFA trucks work together...)
     
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    only in the rear? ummmmm, are talking more of putting 3: blocks inbetween the rear axle and springs, or do you really mean that you are only going to put the body lift in the rear? Are you talking truck or blazer?
     
  13. 70~K5

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    MR 4x4 fill out your profile so we know what you have and can give better answers then. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
  14. MR.4x4

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    Why not??
    i have 1´´ in the front and i put one of 3 in the rear, the difference is going to be 2´´, thats not so much!! /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
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    Its simple. Easiest thing I have done to my Blazer so far. Just loosen all the body mounts bolts. Completely loosen/take off one side at a time, keepting the other side on to keep it all in place. Use a 4x4 piece of wood to jakc up the unbolted side of the truck. Swap in parts. Put back together. Just watch gas filler, trans shifter and fan shroud, and steering shaft. I did a 2 inch lift. Didnt touch the gas filler or the steering shaft. Radiator shroud isnt in right now, so I didnt do anything with it yet if I have to. My trans is cable operated, so no problem there. And yes, as long as the body bolts come off easy, it is that simple.
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    Ken H.
     
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    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    Just saw in your post that this is going on a truck...in my opinion you would be better off using lifting blocks if all you wanna do is lift the rear. Doing a truck bed lift only would look kinda funny, the bedlines would be mis-aligned with the cab.
     
  17. MR.4x4

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    Im thinking of puting only in the rear (Chasis-body)

    I have a Blazer 75
     
  18. MR.4x4

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    Thanks four_by_ken, do you think my Transfer, Trasmiton Shifts could be modificated with the body lift in the rear???

    Thanks again. /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
  19. four_by_ken

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    COULD be modified... sure anything can be. But truthfully I am a little confused as towhat you are doing. Can you explain a little more?

    Ken H.
     
  20. MR.4x4

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    Ahhh,
    Hey, Muddytazz Every one is writing may bad things for the body lift, then why many people use it??
     

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