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Will a 3" Body Lift compromise payload capacity?

I'm thinking about getting a 3in. PA body lift but i'm wondering if getting a body lift compromises the payload capacity of the rear bed, thanks.
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alright i'm gonna get it then. Thanks a lot.
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Yeah you should be good. I don't know why it would. Only thing that would change, is your bumper. If you lift the bumper you can't pull with it anymore. But just buy a hitch if you don't already have one.
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Yeah you should be good. I don't know why it would. Only thing that would change, is your bumper. If you lift the bumper you can't pull with it anymore. But just buy a hitch if you don't already have one.
I've towed off my body lifted bumper a lot. The only issue is i don't tow anything huge or whatever. Just things like snowmachine on trailer and jetski, etc. Actually now that I think about it, imight've towed some heavy **** around..

yah i towed my project jeep on it, including backing it up into a trailer which was a weird thing to do. None the less, it held up just fine.

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Yea I already have a hitch. Just was wondering if I could still haul firewood in the bed.
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yah the bed will have no issues at all.
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also there's some little metal "blocks" in the kit that say "weld these between the frame and bed"(i think they say that). You don't need to weld them in, just sit them in position and they will be held in just fine.
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also there's some little metal "blocks" in the kit that say "weld these between the frame and bed"(i think they say that). You don't need to weld them in, just sit them in position and they will be held in just fine.
mine fell out you might wanna to weld em. the bed didnt hold em in place for long geuss over time they loosed up and out the came
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You can use some silicone to hold them in place-just put a glob of it on the frame before you drop the bed down and tighten it. That should keep them from flying out. I would think that if you didn't use the block, then the bed capacity would be compromised. Not that I've gotten around to putting mine in yet!
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No the bed capacity isn't compromised. I guess you haven't opened the kit, those blocks aren't super thick or anything.
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red is that a hitch/reciever or just a reciever adapter for the bumper is so where did you get it i dont want to get a hitch but my ball is up way to high to tow a little bike trailer i got
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red is that a hitch/reciever or just a reciever adapter for the bumper is so where did you get it i dont want to get a hitch but my ball is up way to high to tow a little bike trailer i got
Sorry it came w truck so I don't know. But I like it, useful especially since im lifted. And yah it attaches to bumper
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i think i can see four bolts coming up threw your step bumper and pretty sure its the same thing i ordered one up it comes tomoro im going to try to use carrage bolts and hide them underneath the plastic on the bumper prolly wont work tho will prolly have to expose the bolts oh well still an awsome product for the price
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specially seeing as i will probably never use it lol
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i think i can see four bolts coming up threw your step bumper and pretty sure its the same thing i ordered one up it comes tomoro im going to try to use carrage bolts and hide them underneath the plastic on the bumper prolly wont work tho will prolly have to expose the bolts oh well still an awsome product for the price
Yah well I do know it's not a hitch lol. It's bolted on via 4 bolts and also I've been rear-ended and didn't get damaged.
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