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Should I do it??

Ok, so I picked up a Summit 3" bodylift, because it was on sale at Summit Racing. I'm still undecided as to whether I should Install it or not. I'm going to need to regear get a speedo recalibrator and get some 33's. I've always wanted to lift my truck but for some reason I can't get myself to be dead set on doing it. I know once I get everything put on I'm going to be super happy with it. I know it sounds weird, but I can never seem to be a 100% on anything.

Any advice or opinions would be greatly appreciated.
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it should look the same but bigger
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Man Id do it! Sometimes I get mad at myself for lifting mine cuz of the PITA it was, mine had so much mud underneath it was miserable and it made me find out more that was wrong with it. BUT when I see other trucks parking beside it, looking at it, asking my questions, taking pics... makes me wanna go higher! yours will be/is one of the cleanest trucks I've seen. Get some 33 inch bfg a/t's (Id prefer mud terrains) and some 4:10 gears and lift that sucker!
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do it, i'm about 3 hours from you if you need help i could drive up and give ya a hand!
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according to when and I may roll
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I'd go for it. Go ahead and get yourself a tuner so you can get some power back and calibrate your speedometer when you go up in tire size.
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do it! dont worry about calibrating for 33's right away, it isnt that important
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do it. its nice to pull up to stock rangers and look down upon them.
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Thanks alot for the advice/opinions guys I really appreciate it. It might not happen for a month or so, I've got a ton of stuff to do. I will be sure to post pics if/when I do it. I'm definitely leaning towards doing it.
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Do it man! I was sketched out about doin my BL but I love it now!
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go do it now
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hey nice lookin truck!! great shape, nice and clean!!

stupid question but...is it just me or do your rear windows open??

also your truck would look saweeeet lifted! do it!
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this should be done already! whats goin on here man!
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hey nice lookin truck!! great shape, nice and clean!!

stupid question but...is it just me or do your rear windows open??

also your truck would look saweeeet lifted! do it!
Yes they open. 98-00's had that feature/option.
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Do it. You will be happy with the results.
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I just picked one up last week. We should meet somewhere and kill 2 birds with one stone.
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What gears do you have. I have 3:55's and 32's I'm sure whatever you have will suffice with the 33's.
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What gears do you have. I have 3:55's and 32's I'm sure whatever you have will suffice with the 33's.
I have the 8.8 with 3.73 gears
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hey nice lookin truck!! great shape, nice and clean!!

stupid question but...is it just me or do your rear windows open??

also your truck would look saweeeet lifted! do it!
Thanks for the compliment. ya they open, I usually have them open anytime I'm driving in the summer except if rains.
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do it. noone i have talked to regrets doin the body lift mod
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i say do it when i got my bl i planned on sitting on it for a while then put it on and get 33s but that lasted a whole day and i put it on and ran 30s for 2months
just do it no need to regear or calibrate the speed mine is right on with 33s
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what was it on sale for? Website still shows $149..you get it any chepaer?
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what was it on sale for? Website still shows $149..you get it any chepaer?
I got it for $135. Everything in the store was 10% off
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I got it for $135. Everything in the store was 10% off
Dang...there only 30 minutes from me. you know if the sell is still going on?
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I think it was only for the cruise in. Give them a call just to make sure.
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DO IT clayton... why else would you buy the BL if you were gonna ***** foot around about installing it, hell if i had the money to get a BL i wouldve done it on the spot, but mine cost 115 more than yours does
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