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3" biggest body lift?

Is 3" the biggest body lift kit you can get? I'm thinking I may want more
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if you want MOAR, get a suspension lift lol
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If you want more, you start getting into danger zone. There's guy on TRS or RPS that built what ended up being about a 10" bodylift. lol.


If you want more, get a suspension lift.
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buy 2 and then get really long bolts. youll have 6" body lift!!!! haha



jk, dont do that.
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i'm afraid i wont be able to afford a suspension lift
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Maybe not now, but save until you can.
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so i assume that a 3in body lift is the biggest i can get?
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X2 and for safety reasons (you and everyone else on the road) please do not go any bigger.
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Is 3" the biggest body lift kit you can get? I'm thinking I may want more
i'm thinking that could be a funny quote ha ha ha


Anything more then 3 is dangerous. Not only that it'd look stupid since your frame would be just hanging out 6 inchs below the body. Just wait and do the smart thing and get a suspension lift after the body lift!
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just get some 3"x5" steel tube and make your own, my buddy does it for all his trucks haha
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you do realize that body lift provides no more ground clearance for the frame right? it simply just makes the cab and bed sit higher OFF THE FRAME. so more would be dangerous for sure plus it would look like your body was on a bunch of poles off the frame.
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just get some 3"x5" steel tube and make your own, my buddy does it for all his trucks haha
didnt beard machine his own for solid body mounts?, but thats for the weight of the cage + the 5.4 coming soon
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Even if you home-brew blocks, you're only saving the approx $3 each on the blocks... There's more to it than just blocks....steering extention MUST be made and used. Then bumper brackets.

When my engine was out, I took pics to PROVE a steering extention is REQUIRED for a 3" BL.



Original Poster: What are you working on? Truck's year and trim level please.
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you do realize that body lift provides no more ground clearance for the frame right? it simply just makes the cab and bed sit higher OFF THE FRAME. so more would be dangerous for sure plus it would look like your body was on a bunch of poles off the frame.
that is right, a BL really does nothing but make an ugly frame visible and add for bigger tire clearance, which that can add for more ground clearance, but susp. is the way to go, or both
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would it be a bad idea to mess with the torsion bar to get bigger lift?
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not at all, its the cheapest way to lift a truck :) just crank them bars and DONE! 1-2 inches :)
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i assume it will make my ride rougher, but will that hurt the truck in any way? (because this is my everyday driver) I wouldn't need to get the tires aligned or anything after the torsion bar crank would i ?
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you can either stack 2 kits for 6" or go buy a bunch of hockey pucks as spacers and go as far as you want.


just remember, the sky's the limit.
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pretty sure that isn't safe

edit- also, would i be better off getting a summit or perfomance accesspries body lift kit? And, should i buy gap guards?
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its plenty safe.

pa and summit are the same
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What year truck do you have? 2wd? 4wd? edge/sport? xlt?
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