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body lift question RESEARCHED ALREADY

well i guess i've come down to this. a body lift. it's seems to complicated and too much time consumption to try to do AAL's and a coil spacer or something like that. so here's my question: is this kit everything i need to do a 3" body lift (without tools of course) or will i need other things to go along with it?

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That should be it as long as that is your year. Someone correct me if im wrong. You may also want some gap guards after you lift it.
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another question. anyone have a link for the bumper brackets to raise them up also? would i have to take the tow hooks out?
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hey man save yourself some money and buy the 98-00 kit i did and had not 1 problem installing it.....only thing that is differnet is the fuel filler neck but being that you have a step-side u dont have to extend the nexk anyways
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another question. anyone have a link for the bumper brackets to raise them up also? would i have to take the tow hooks out?
yes u have to take the tow-hooks off unless u want to cut your valance
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hmmmm decisions decisions, the good news is that i'm getting some bfg rugged trails off a 06 tacoma for $250. the tires only have 1700 miles on em woohoo!
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but thanks i wouldn't have thought to go with the 98-00 kit that would def. be better
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Also if your manual you will need a shift extention
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nah i'm auto.
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I think I remember DUB saying that the earlier year kit didn't come with bumper brackets that fit your truck either... If he doesn't reply, make sure you get that straight with him. He didn't need them for his truck, but I would think you would if you didn't have a molded roll-pan.

On that note, bumper relocation brackets should come with the kit. They did on mine.

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if you're getting the earlier year's kit (to save money as mentioned), i think it was clarified in another recent thread that, although the rear bumper brackets look the same, they are in fact slightly different. i think i remember reading that you may have to narrow down one end of the bracket or something to make it work with your year truck (2001-2003).
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ahhh ok. hmm i might just spend the extra money on the brackets that work and save the hassle. what do you guys think?
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ahhh ok. hmm i might just spend the extra money on the brackets that work and save the hassle. what do you guys think?
yes the brackets come with the kit and yet i have been told they will fit with little modification....iver heard people that bought the kit for their year had to modify the bumper bracket aswell...........thats up to you iam just trying to save u a hundred bucks.......do as you wish..........
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ahhh ok. hmm i might just spend the extra money on the brackets that work and save the hassle. what do you guys think?
personally i would still buy the right year kit...
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i would buy the right kit too.

hey make two different kits for a reason.
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i would buy the right kit too.

hey make two different kits for a reason.
They should make three kits and change the damn filler neck extension diameter.
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LMAO ^^^^


Yes, I would just buy the correct year kit and be done with it. Very easy to do to.
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They should make three kits and change the damn filler neck extension diameter.
that would be nice but they hate us lol...
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They should make three kits and change the damn filler neck extension diameter.
I agree. or better yet just send a longer hose and forget the extention!
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