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ToughFord 06-23-2005 05:46 PM

Body lifts?
 
anyone know if there are any other body lifts then a 3 inch... or what i could do to get a 1.5 inch body lift dont ask me why i have some ideas

Gearhead61 06-23-2005 05:51 PM

One person bought a 3" body lift and cut the blocks down with a miter saw to 2". I'm sure you could cut one down also if you had the inclination.

got-dirty 06-23-2005 06:04 PM

Only company that makes the kit for our trucks, Performance Accessories, only makes a 3" kit.

Pinecone 06-23-2005 06:05 PM

Actually there are two companies. James Duff and PA. There are no bigger body lifts than 3". Noone really needs to lift the body more than 3 inches. You can cut an inch off the 3 inch one's, thats the only way you will get a different size.

got-dirty 06-23-2005 06:11 PM

Indeed, forgot about JD. They Also sell the replacement bushings for your worn out ones, if you have them.

ScottG 06-23-2005 06:34 PM

hockey pucks!

ToughFord 06-24-2005 03:21 PM

okay i need some opions on this... im going to do a body lift right now then later im going to install the RCD lift basically i want to shove 35's on here and i heard the RCD lift only will fit 33's..

so the question is 3" inches too much with that lift kit or not.... and anyone that has put that body lift on how was it to install?

Draimen 06-24-2005 03:29 PM

Jared(rangerboy03lvl2) has the RCD 5" lift and a 3" bl with 35's on, I think he said that he could have fit larger ones on there though.

Pinecone 06-24-2005 03:31 PM

3 inches is just fine. You can fit 33's with no problem at all with the BL. You should be able to fit 35's just fine with the RCD seeing how it is 5.5".

Do a search there are many many topics covering a BL and the pro's and con's and everyone and their mom's opinions on them.

rangererv 06-24-2005 03:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gay-briel
hockey pucks!

:stupid:

If i was ever to do a body lift it would be out of hockey pucks.
i have a good website about them if you would like it. just ask OR pm me.

blckout 06-24-2005 03:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rangererv
:stupid:

If i was ever to do a body lift it would be out of hockey pucks.
i have a good website about them if you would like it. just ask OR pm me.

i dont think he was serious about the hockey pucks........
:shrug:

rangererv 06-24-2005 04:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by blckout
i dont think he was serious about the hockey pucks........
:shrug:

O, well i was......

Pinecone 06-24-2005 04:11 PM

Never do the hockey puck lift. They are not lift blocks.

bikerman45 06-24-2005 06:27 PM

hey man i have a rcd lift and a body lift and i fit 37s with just the lift u should be able to clear 35s but i think the bigger ones look better. i have seen a truck lifted with 35s and it still lokks small.

ScottG 06-24-2005 08:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by blckout
i dont think he was serious about the hockey pucks........
:shrug:


i was :smirk:


i wouldnt use it on a serious offroader, but i have used them before

Redneckstone 06-24-2005 08:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by blckout
i dont think he was serious about the hockey pucks........
:shrug:

Rob used them on his truck and jumped it even....

rangererv 06-24-2005 08:56 PM

I feel hockey pucks are fine to use for a body lift.
If i was to do it, i would never go 3 inches tho. If i was to do that i would just buy the right thing.

The only reason to use hockey pucks would be to make a custom lift smaller then 3 inches

IF you are to use hockey pucks, do as fallows.....

1- buy the pucks.
2- buy some 4 inch wide pvc pipe
3- buy very strong glue.
4- cut the pcv pipes to the amout of lift. (2 inches long for a 2 inch lift)
5- put glue on the edge and one side of a puck
6- put puck into pvc pipe with the glued side inward( fast before the glue dries)
7- glue the outter edges and one side of another puck.
8- put the other puck in the pipe with the glued side inward. (make sure to push them together tightly....using a clamp may help.
9- put glue all along the edges to protect from weather. (dont be shy with the glue)
10- let the piece dry for a day or two.
11- drill the hole in middle of pucks for the screw.
12- install.

This is the directions for only only piece. You will have to do that 10 times.

ToughFord 06-24-2005 09:18 PM

thats almost as ghetto as a truck i found in the junkyard old chevy blazer that someone choped up fence pole to about 5 inches and welded it to the frame and to the body.


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