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Body lift? yes....no?

so ive bounced around the fact of getting one and not getting 1 because evrytime i look under my truck the rear axle has a good 2 1/2 inch block on it already. its a 01 4x4 with a tow package. the front has nothing. i cranked the t-bars but i think they were already maxed out.(guy that owned it before me) so if i bought a BL wuld i be paying for nothing because i already sorta have 1 i guess? i dont no im confused majar. can anyone explain this? thanks.
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Those are for the suspension. The body lift lifts the body off of the chassis 3 more inches, it has nothing to do with the blocks in the rear or the torsion bars. You would get 3 true inches of lift.
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i would do a suspension lift over a bofy lift any day
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i would do a suspension lift over a bofy lift any day
X2. They look like ****, and always seem to cause body alignment issues.
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I've had no problems with my body lift. If you don't have over a grand to spend in lifting the truck, the body lift is the way to go.
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TRUST ME.....save up for a suspension lift if you dont already have the money. itd be WELLLLL worth it in the long run
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A suspension lift lifts the frame away from the ground.

A body lift lifts the body off the frame.



You do not have any bodylift....the 2.5" block is considered a suspension lift. I have no problems as of yet with my PA 3" bodylift.
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the only body lift i approve of is the 1" lift.. the rest dont look rite IMO
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I love my body lift
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yeah you can get a superlift for over a grand and your cross member is still going to be int he same place.. get a body lift for 200 bucks and get 33's and you wil get more clearence, bigger tires make a huge diference in hight as well. i just got a BL and in the future i plan on getting a RCD lift on top of that but i think once i fit 33's ill get enough clearence to keep my happy for now. hitting that crossmember sucks..
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can you put on a body lift yourself? is it easy ??
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Would a body lift have better handling on the road since it keeps the stock suspension and keeps the center of gravity lower since the whole fame and drivetrain don't sit higher given that they are the same amount of lift?

Question two: If you buy a suspension and body lift at the same time, which is the easiest order to instal them?
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Would a body lift have better handling on the road since it keeps the stock suspension and keeps the center of gravity lower since the whole fame and drivetrain don't sit higher given that they are the same amount of lift?

Question two: If you buy a suspension and body lift at the same time, which is the easiest order to instal them?

well i dont know if its better or worse but.. it should be worse as your up higher which would mean your more top heavy.
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can you put on a body lift yourself? is it easy ??
Yeah you can put them in yourself they are pretty easy to do.
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or just do both
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when you put a body lift on all it is is blocks or more????
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I personally dont like them , I think you much better off getting a suspension lift but as mentioned there very pricey .
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i just got a lift for my truck but i want tbe able to clear a 33" tire so i need a 1" body lift to do that, i just dont know if their easy to install ?? whats all included in a body lift just spacer for the body but what about the stering links????
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^^ why not go with a 3" lift? im not even sure if they make a 1" for your year.. or if a 1 inch lift will clear 33's.. its kinda a waste to go through all that work for a 1" lift.. just get the 3" pa lift from summit..
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can you put on a body lift yourself? is it easy ??
I did my 3" nearly all by myself...got some help on the cab from trevor. It's pretty easy. Biggest pain is getting the stock blocks out. They are COATED all the way up with lock-tite from the factory.

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when you put a body lift on all it is is blocks or more????
lift blocks, bolts, washers, fuel extentions, bumper brackets, steering extention, radiator drop brackets.....

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^^ why not go with a 3" lift? im not even sure if they make a 1" for your year.. or if a 1 inch lift will clear 33's.. its kinda a waste to go through all that work for a 1" lift.. just get the 3" pa lift from summit..
The 1" body lifts are pieced together. 1x3" blocks. And bolts from the local harware store. And they total about $65. All that's needed are the blocks and bolts and washers. There is no "kit" for 1" bodylift for our trucks.

I came from having a 1" bodylift. I got it for the fact that I HATE BODYLIFTS!! But needed some more clearence when wheelin' with the 32's. But...eventually I wanted the extra bigness...so on went the 3". I compare it to the lowered crowd....they get the DJM 2/3 kit...later they want it lower more...and get the 4/5. The 1" isn't that much effort really.....you don't have to move anything(bumpers, steering, all the extentions...)....biggest pain is the same as installing the 3"....removing the stock bolts.
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