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Old 12-19-2007
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Body Lift---Yay or Nay?

After debating this issue for a long time I would like to see about another two inches of lift on my truck to go with the new 33's. Since I am new to this lifted truck thing I thought I'd start off asking questions to those who have body lifts already. First off, for those of you with a body lift, how does it ride? That's my main concern.
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Rides the same as stock. You change nothing with the suspension. The only thing I have noticed is steering isn't as smooth feeling holding on to the wheel because of the extension. Having a 5spd you will hear a little more road noise and shifting will not be as smooth, even with the extension. As far as ride quality... your tires will be the biggest issue.
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mine rides like its suppose to i guess a lil rough. i love it and will be adding the suspension lift soon
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ride is the same... being nothing in the suspension has changed.. now your center of gravity is a little higher but if you go to like 33x12.5 tires on wider wheels should pretty much handle the same...
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i already have 33/12.50/18's on the truck with the spindle lift. thanks for the info guys
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go for it. i want a lift but cant afford it right now.
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i've had mine on for i think 2 years now with no issues and i have beat on it harder than most people i know beat on their vehicles.

its gonna drive differently because of the bigger tires and higher CG but thats about it

for its money you cant really pass it up
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yeah i think im gonna do it...i haven't upgraded my shocks since I lifted it so I figure I'm gonna do it all at once...body lift/shocks etc...just curious of how itll look with about the 5-6 inches of lift with the 33's, although my Toyos are pretty aggressive. I just dont want it to look funny.

and where would be the cheapest place to pick up the body lift? should I go with PA?
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Should look good, mine rides surprisingly good for what I've got done to it.
Edge with 3" body, spindles, t-bar crank and 33's
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Hey , guess this is my "virgin " post but i have a 93 3.0 and have a 2" " leveling kit" and a 3 " body lift sitting here on the shop bench lol , next saturday it is all going in , i will have to post some pics. only thing i am worried about are brake lines and stuff on the body lift, anyone run into trouble with this? i am new to lifted trucks all my last ones were lowerd lol , thanks
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