With a 98... I think you could get away with simply switching in Explorer Leaf springs in the rear and cranking the t-bars in the front.
Long as you can find a junked out Explorer and pick up the leaves fairly cheap you'll get about 1-2 inches of lift all around.
I'm 90% sure you could do that, but since your a Mazda can't say for certain.
One other thing with a Body Lift, and the same tires you have now, you would not gain any ground clearance. Your frame would stay exactly where it is.
All a body lift does is exactly what's it name is. Lifts the body of the frame. Helps you fit bigger tires.
As for what will happen. If you go with the t-bar crank/explorer leaves your truck will ride much rougher. The front will be much more stiff as will the rear (the leaves are made for heavier vehicle after all).
If you just go with a body lift you probably won't see much difference, especially if you go with 1 or 2 inches.
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Last edited by Rooks; 06-28-2007 at 12:11 PM.