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Body Lift's Comparison

I have been reading through a lot of body lift posts on this great website but cannot seem to find an answer to my question. I have a 2008 XL 2wd I plan on installing a 3 B/L but I am not certain if I should order the Summit kit or the P/A kit? I read where the P/A kit comes with a bracket to keep the A/C line away from the belt but does the Summit kit come with exactly the same items as the P/A kit? Any help would be appreciated.
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I'm pretty sure it's been posted before in multiple threads. So far as I or anything I've read says, they are the same kit. My summit body lift kit came with it and I didn't need it(2.3l).
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ya from what ive read in the forums there the same exact kit...
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I understand 'em to be the same exact kit. The instructions are the exact same minus pics in the summit kit. You can get the PA ones online.



BUT.....WHY get a bodylift when you can get a spindle??? IMO, go suspension before body. Us 4x4 guys have the awesome $1500+ suspension lifts when the 2wd trucks can get a spindle lift for like $400.
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I cant wait for my spindles!
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I understand 'em to be the same exact kit. The instructions are the exact same minus pics in the summit kit. You can get the PA ones online.



BUT.....WHY get a bodylift when you can get a spindle??? IMO, go suspension before body. Us 4x4 guys have the awesome $1500+ suspension lifts when the 2wd trucks can get a spindle lift for like $400.
Because its still 300 dollars cheaper. Thats my reasoning atleast.
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Does summit make a body lift for a 02, all i can find on there site is 98 - 00, will the bumper brakets for a 00 work on a 02? thanks guys
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98-00 kit works on the 02's and up, and yes the bumper brackets will fit, haha mine fit but one of the holes on either side was off a little wouldn't line up with one of the holes on my frame.. no big deal just threw a bolt on either side and called it good, always seem to find something in these kits that doesn't fit like it should.
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There's some differences in the kits....


Fuel filler neck lines vary from year to year. For an '08, it needs a 1/4" breather vent. Something no bodylift kit comes with. Trip to the home depot cures that.

No bodylift kit covers those '09's that have like 8 bed bolts. lol.



BUT......any bodylift made for a 98, will work on ALL 98+ trucks. Just some little stuff you'll need to make work yourself. Very small stuff.
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Thanks guys for your input. I will be ordering the Summit kit and as soon as the weather here gets a little warmer I will be able to install it.

Cheers
Paul
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Not to brag but.. when i orderd the summit bl. for 119 they gave me a coupon for 20 on my next purchase over 100, so a hell-of-a-deal in my book, just need the friends to install that beautiful bl ! hahaha
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