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Any comments or sugesstions on a body lift for 2wd 06 Sport?

I would like to do one on my vehicle, but i would like to hear from everyone how it is or if it is worth it... I mainly want looks.. I do some muddin, but only what i am comfortable with and a 2wd can handle..
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for looks that is the best way to go...(price wise)
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For the money its the best lift you can buy. Then you can go bigger tires.
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ive had mine on for 3 years and 50k miles... never once had a problem
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Is a 3 inch a decent size to go?
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yes... dont go higher than a 3inch
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d0 it
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Getherdone
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gether? lol jk

Get 'R Done...
my teacher said my friend "must be Larry the cable guy's son"

you should turn it into a mud truck, subframe with a 12" body lift hehe


no, but...seriously, it should take a weekend and no longer, figure in a full day to do that cab, and a few hours for the bed tops
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Anyone ever had a problem with the body lift on a rough off-road run?
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The fun part of a body lift is tryin to make everything look stock again.
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The fun part of a body lift is tryin to make everything look stock again.
Whats that mean?
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1) its been a year and a half, 15000 miles no problems
i have wheeled the **** out the truck, never had a problem

2) making stuff line up.. you have to make the bumpers line back up.
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Bodylifts are incredibly easy. Performance Accessories makes, by far, the most complete kit, which include all the bracketry to bring the bumpers up with the rest of the body. It's too simple.

I've had my bodylift on for 50,000 miles with zero problems. And I've wheeled this truck in Tellico and Uwharrie National Parks.
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No problems here i have had mine on for almost a year now.
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i forgot to add, i have jumped my truck, nothing broke but i wouldnt recommend a BL if you plan on doing it very much
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I wont be doin to much off roadin.. i only got the 2wd.. Also, not to many places close to me
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thats what you say now...

when i moved up here i said "i wont be wheelin until spring"
yeaaaaa that lasted about a day, as soon as i got the trailer unhooked i was wheelin heh
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thats what you say now...

when i moved up here i said "i wont be wheelin until spring"
yeaaaaa that lasted about a day, as soon as i got the trailer unhooked i was wheelin heh

you have a 4x4
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Whats that mean?

Well i think you should hear the good and bad of a body lift.

Good: Cheap and easy install,room for bigger rubber,puts a good stance on your truck. Performance Acc makes a great kit with detailed instructions,comes with all the extras,bumper brackets,steering extension,gas filler hose extensions,radiator brackets ect...

Bad: Trailer receiver hitch will hang 3in lower than bumper,Tow hooks are useless if you dont want to cut your valence,exhaust will be 3in lower,visible 3in gap between you body and frame looking at your rear fenderwell. I would recommend getting the gap gaurds to cover up the gap between your body and frame.

Most of these are cheap easy fixes to get your factory look back. The hitch is something you can do if you are/know a good welder. My hitch mod.....
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you have a 4x4

actually when i got here i didnt have a front driveshaft, the only 2 times i have thrown it in 4wd the diverside cv shaft has come apart..
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actually when i got here i didnt have a front driveshaft, the only 2 times i have thrown it in 4wd the diverside cv shaft has come apart..
what is a diverside cv shaft?, maybe that is your problem, you should be getting the driver side cv shaft
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point taken...

ill make sure checkers orders me a dRiverside cv shaft this time.. wish me luck explaining why i need a new one within a week of getting the new one from em
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I have a BL and SL on my 06 sport and its been working great. No problems at all.
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I have a BL and SL on my 06 sport and its been working great. No problems at all.

2wd or 4wd?
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