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Are there any problems or hassles that go along with doing a body lift? I mean like hoses getting snug or brake lines getting tight. Thanks a lot
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Well, when you do a body lift the kit raises the body off the frame, so the higher you go the higher the body is off the frame. And with every day driving, wheeling and what not this will puts stress on the body and can compromise the integrity of the body it self. It shouldnt that bad if you dont go to high.
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yea, a three inch isnt bad at all. the only problem you may run into is the mounting holes being off when you take the old bolts out and go to replace them. just take your time and everything will be alright.
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Are there any problems or hassles that go along with doing a body lift? I mean like hoses getting snug or brake lines getting tight. Thanks a lot
The bumpers will require revised brackets to relocate them. These may come with the lift but they are usually not as strong as the factory setup.

If you have a frame mounted hitch, it will hang well below the raised step bumper.

If you have a manual transmission, you will need a shifter extension that is usually not included with the lift kit.

The frame mounted front tow hooks will probably interfere with the raised front bumper valance. The hooks may need to be removed or the valance may need to be notched if you decide to keep them.
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yes theres a problem....its looks crappy...but thats just imo....and doesnt share the thoughts of alot of people...so ya am just rambling i guess...
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no problems like you mentioned. i just put mine on last week. it tells you the stuff to loosen before you raise it.

things i noticed-

steering is a bit stiffer.
automatic gear shifter little bit stiffer
can feel the bumps a little better

other things-

still drives good.
no major differences in handleing(you get used to it real quick)

in the instructions it recomends you tighten the bolts to 55 ft lbs i retightened mine to 65 - 70 ft lbs and i like it alot better.


other than that its just time consumming and follow the directions.

good luck
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hey zack awesome you got it done... im going to order mine for and put mine on in 2 weeks
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its easy, eric, i did mine in one night and drove it to work the next day. then i did some tweaking in the past couple days.
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Yeah, nothing wrong with body-lifts really like everyone says. I ABESOLUTELY LOVE my body lift........I would say do it....Defenitly.
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no problems like you mentioned. i just put mine on last week. it tells you the stuff to loosen before you raise it.

things i noticed-

steering is a bit stiffer.
automatic gear shifter little bit stiffer
can feel the bumps a little better

other things-

still drives good.
no major differences in handleing(you get used to it real quick)

in the instructions it recomends you tighten the bolts to 55 ft lbs i retightened mine to 65 - 70 ft lbs and i like it alot better.


other than that its just time consumming and follow the directions.

good luck
so is there anything you dont like about it?
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im really getting sick of trying to decide if i want it or not. This sucks!!
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He likes it, just needs to tighten a few bolts here and there......Otherwise his truck looks pretty badass with it on....i saw it 1st hand the other day, and i think it looks great ;-)
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It's 150 bucks...for 3" that damn cheap, why the hell not? I wheeled the **** out of my truck with my 3" body lift at places like tellico, and i've never had problems with anything shifting or breakin that had anything to do with the body lift.
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so is there anything you dont like about it?

no, i love it all. heck my friend that has a 04 lvl2 ranger didnt want one, but as we installed it on mine and he saw the finishing touches, i think i will be helping him install one on his ranger.
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I am with Jey, I beat the **** out of mine here and in Centralia and never had one single problem with it. I loved it.
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Sounds like the lift is what i should do.
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