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Body Lift Yes or No

Now that I have the 33's on I have been debating to do the body lift. All my friends say leave it, but I think it looks kinda stuffed. I am afraid if I do the 3in body lift it may be to high. There is no rubbing at all from the tires. What do you guys think.
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What do you guys think.
I think you're kidding yourself when you say those 33" tires don't rub. Crank the steering wheel to either extreme and back up... they'll rub!

Go ahead and lift it -- my avatar shows my truck lifted with 31s... it's not too high.
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No Im not kidding there is ZERO rubbing. Plus yours is 2wd
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dude my 31s rub on my truck with my tbars cranked 2 inches. not when i turn but when offroading. those will defiantly rub if u offroad at all.
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Dont worry about the rubbing. Go flex it out somewhere and if you have some MAJOR CRAZY rubbage then go ahead and put the bodylift on but if not dont even worry about it. Me personally I like the "stuffed" look so if it was my truck I'd just leave it as is. Looks great like that IMO.
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dude my 31s rub on my truck with my tbars cranked 2 inches. not when i turn but when offroading. those will defiantly rub if u offroad at all.
Where do you rub at?
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dude my 31s rub on my truck with my tbars cranked 2 inches. not when i turn but when offroading. those will defiantly rub if u offroad at all.
I ran the s*** out of her two days ago and there was no rubbing. My 31's rubbed on the sway bar at a full crank but these wheels are a different offset
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I ran the s*** out of her two days ago and there was no rubbing. My 31's rubbed on the sway bar at a full crank but these wheels are a different offset
If you have no rubbing or anything then whats really the point of doing the bodylift? The only reason I would ever do one is if there was rubbing.
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If you have no rubbing or anything then whats really the point of doing the bodylift? The only reason I would ever do one is if there was rubbing.
Just so it sits taller.
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Pointless.
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ha ha idk maybe
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i rub in my front fender wells...against the plastic inside. when im going straight or turning when i start going over the woops at 40 i rub all the time. my tires dont leave the air but when i come down on the front end at times my tires rub. i have wore marks all in my fender wells.
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my 31x11.50's rubbed on the left sway bar link but now these 31x10.50's dont
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i say lift it. it looks stuffed IMO. and i too have a hard time believing they dont rub. my 33's rub and ive got 6" of suspension lift. your wheels are a different offset maybe, that would make a difference
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I was going to body lift but im going to wait and do a suspension lift instead next year when i have the time and $$.. I just dont like the look of having all that frame exposed.
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stupid question to ask with 75% lifted trucks on the site while running 33's with no lift lol
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I know this isn't the same year but heres mine with 3in body lift and 32s. I love the stance and the frame dosn't show really any different the biggest eye sore is the space between the rear bumber and the bed which i fixed with a peice of old bed mat, but if your good at fab work could make new brakets and lift the bumper.



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I just did my bodylift and it looks perfect with 33s:
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Your truck will look 10x better if you bodylift it. Just do it, like the nike commercial
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i know it's posssible to not have rubbing w/ no lift and 33's. i've run 33's like that for alomost 2 years. i had 15x8's w' 4 in backspacing before.now i have 15x10's and i'm gonna do a 3 in bl cause i rub my fender flares at the bottm when the body rolls back forth at a certain degreee turn. but no frame or sway bar contact. and normal driving no rubbing. i would bl it for the xtra room though. i can't do good 4 wheeling cause in a flex my fronts can rub like crazy and my rears rub the fender flares real good
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check out a 1 inch body lift. it might be exactly what your lookin for.
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