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Body Lifts : Good or Booty Fab ?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BrianDamage, Dec 4, 2004.

  1. BrianDamage

    BrianDamage 1/2 ton status

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    Trying to think through my options on what I HOPE I can do to my Blazer next year. Hoping for 1 ton running gear and a 6 to 8 inch lift. Should I even consider a body lift at all ? I have heard good and bad about them..what do you think ? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    pismorat 1/2 ton status

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    I'm thinking of just doing a 1". I don't think any higher is worth it IMO. /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
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    If you want too have some flex, I wouldn't go over a 6" spring. I much reather trim the fenders then do a body lift. I guess a 1" body lift would be okay, but I personally wouldn't do anything more. /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
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    stallion85 1/2 ton status

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    1" at the most, do your self a favor and /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif
     
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    Body lifts are fine. I'd likely go 4+2 if I had it to do all over again.
     
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    k20 3/4 ton status

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    Body lifts are fine. I'd likely go 4+2 if I had it to do all over again.

    [/ QUOTE ] I concur. Its what im running.
     
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    Body lifts are fine. I'd likely go 4+2 if I had it to do all over again.

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    Pretty much what im shooting for as well. Body lifts are fine, to a point.
     
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    rubbinz raczn 1/2 ton status

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    i am running a 1" helps with clearance issues body to drivetrain!
     
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    I going to run an 1" BL, so I can clock my t-case.
     
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    I am running 6 and 3 with no problems.
     
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    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    It all depends on why you want it. Are you just trying to make some extra room for tires? They are great for that purpose. If you are looking for a really clean looking truckwhere looks are important a, body lift probably isn't the way to do it if you don't want to spend the time making everything just right. I have a 3" body lift and cut my frame horns off and raised the bumpers 3" to match the body. I just can't stand that nasty 3" gap.
     
  12. Desert Rat

    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    Had a four inch lift on my 90 Bronco I used to have. Wanted 35's so I went with a 3 inch body lift. I will never do that again. They are cheap and doing the actual install for the lift pieces, while not pleasant, wasn't too bad. But, moving around all the stuff under the hood, lengthening the shift rod, bending and relocating the transfer case lever, and all the other headaches wasn't worth it. Then on top of it all, I could really notice the difference in the ride. It just felt weird. If you do one, I'd stay with one inch tops.
     
  13. original balzer

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    i ran a 3" BL on a 85 jeep grand wagoneer ( the big ones ) it was easy to put on and gave me the room i wanted but i wouldnt go that much ever again after the body lift i had twice as many creeks growns and other weird noises and even at times the roof would make a real loud pop when it got flexy but on the other hand i think a 1" would be fine on a chevy because i dont think the frames flex as much as the full size jeeps do

    willow
     
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    I dont see why anyone wouldnt like a bodylift. Ive got a 3 inch on my '94 fullsize blazer. but thats all im running. I wouldnt put one on a tow rig though, cause i have to use a gooseneck hitch around the ranch. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    On a 91 GMC Suburban. Would a 1 inch body lift cause any linkage issues?
    Would it add to the "top heavy" feeling
     
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    i have a 3 inch body lift i was planning on putting on because i got it for next to nothing but now i'm not too sure of the floor's integrity...
     

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