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Educate Me On Body Lifts!?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 1989Jimmy, Jan 29, 2007.

  1. 1989Jimmy

    1989Jimmy Newbie

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    I'm going to buy a 1989 GMC Jimmy most likely this week and i'll have a little bit of money left over to do some things to it. Allright here's my questions for body lifts:

    The '89 Jimmy i'm looking at is bone stock. Can I just buy a $90.00 2" or 3" Body Lift and put it on there and be done with it or does it require a lot of fab/custom work to get it to work? I'm going to leave the suspension completely stock. I've never dealed with this though so i'm not sure about most of this stuff. Thanks for the help!
     
  2. CDA 455

    CDA 455 3/4 ton status

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    Not for $90.00.

    Kits are usually $130.00+

    No fab work if you K.I.S.S.
     
  3. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    if you want the look then body lift and 3" not 2" of you will kick your self later.

    if you want a better ride than stock and room for tires. good quality 4" springs in front and 4" flip in the rear with mabey 1" zero rate to level it out. this is a bit harder and money but best bang for the buck ever in my opinion.

    i have a 3" body for a crew cab and am not going to install it . i have decided to do 8" bds springs in frt and 4" bds and 4" flip in back to keep it better and then if later i need the room the body lift will go in.
     
  4. twoslo4five0

    twoslo4five0 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    x2+all the headaches of rusted bolts...priceless
     
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    gmc4cw 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    yes you can buy a cheap bodylift. you will get a CHEAP bodylift. the springs on the blazer are old enough to vote. spend the money and buy a 4" lift kit. what are your plans for the truck? do you have a certain tire size you think you want to run? I have a bodylift on 2 of my 3 trucks. the 83 got one after I went to 8" lift springs. the 2000 got one because $200 was a lot cheaper then $1500 for a suspension lift.

    do lots of research before you buy anything.
     
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    twoslo4five0 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    x2 on that one too..good call,good call
     
  7. Confedneck79K30

    Confedneck79K30 3/4 ton status

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    ill be honest, more so than most people.... skip the body lift bs and go to a suspension lift, it wont cost that much more, and you'll be happier the first time around with it, a suspension lift, in my opinion, is easier to install than a body lift, and personally, i can do one quicker than i can a body lift...
     
  8. GotLabs

    GotLabs 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    If you are looking for cheap lift, just look on the forums and craigslist. I see stuff in them a lot. As for body lift, I had one on a 92 yota on 32's, well I destroyed it in a wreck and most of the mounts held, some ripped through the body.
     
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    i put a body lift on my truck when i did the cab swap, i took it back off too... got 4" springs for the front, used for 60 bucks... a homemade shackle flip with a brace will cost me about 40 bucks for material and lunch for a buddy to weld the brace.... 100 bucks, plus a raised steering block for what, 150? so 250 bucks for a 4" lift? i think that beats the hell outta a 3" bl for 150 bucks and 4 hours or more of frustration
     
  10. 54inches

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    Body Lifts Suck.
     
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    Raised steering arm is only like $52.95 (somewhere 'round there) from NTW.
     
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    Confedneck79K30 3/4 ton status

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    steering block, for a d60, correct? i maybe wrong, but i dont want a drop pitman arm...
     
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    hey thanks, and sorry to the author for the hijack...
     

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