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Body Lift

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by eshorvath, Oct 7, 2002.

  1. eshorvath

    eshorvath 1/2 ton status

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    I am interested in lifting my 1986 body. Any one have any ideas for an inexpensive solution? Can I use fabricated spacers?
    Ed
     
  2. imiceman44

    imiceman44 1 ton status

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    I already did the research, and I tried every material that could work for a body lift, I always ended up with a cost exactly as much or more than a kit.
    I guess the mass production make it cheap enough to lower the prices.
    Buy the kit. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
    I fabricate everything, I did my own suspension lift, Rock sliders, bumpers, I bought the body lift kit because it was cheaper.
    IceMan
     
  3. eshorvath

    eshorvath 1/2 ton status

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    How much for the kit? Where can I buy it from?
    Eddie
     
  4. TX Mudder

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    Body lifts are ridiculously affordable. As in, maybe $60 for a 2".
    If you've researched the pros/cons of a body lift and still want to have one, then just buy it.
    You won't be saving any money by making one. But you'll save time and probably increase the safety of it by buying it.
    I personally dislike body lifts.
    However, if I were going to do it I'd use the ORD 1" body lift. It's a little more expensive than the plain jane 2" body lifts that everyone sells, but you get what you pay for and also it is only 1".
    -- Mike
     
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  6. Sandman

    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    There was a suburban around here that used a chainlink fence post to make himself a 4" body lift. Dont do this. Just by the kit like these guys say.
     
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    There was a suburban around here that used a chainlink fence post to make himself a 4" body lift.

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    You have got to be kidding me...some people just don't deserve to own a 4x4.
     
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    Also seen people use hockey pucks... /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    He had a 4" suspension and the 4" body and ran 40" Ground Hawgs. We all had our own opinions about the setup. /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     
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    I think you can make a good body lift. I toyed around the idea of solid aluminum blocks, and it would be very strong and stable, the only problem was that material alone would cost me $100. so I went with a Kit.
    If I wanted something that is not available, I would do it.
    IceMan
     

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