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Suspension lift or Body lift?

Which should I go with? And what companies make good lift kits? Pricings?
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You're sitting at the bottom of a huge mtn man. With a post like this you're gonna have to be a bit more specific about what you want to do with it, your plans for the truck, time, tools...

A lot is personal preference.
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F$#!, I know but I am new to this offroading stuff and I want to make it so I can offroad with it. I am already putting on a Warn bumper and Winch that a guy at a local shop is doing for me. Along with some tires and wheels. But I didn't know if a lift would be good with that.
My tire size is 32x11.5x15 and wheel is 15x8
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i don't like the way a body lifted truck looks, but that's just me
i prefer a suspension lift.
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Well Suspension lift is the best. 4 inch super lift will run you 1500. Alot of people on here run a body lift which is 3 inches and will cost you 120. search around
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I like a suspension lift because it is more practical and functional for offroad. But thats a lot of money haha. I think I could handle it.
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Body lift first, then save up and add the suspension lift later.
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I'm with Trent.
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Body lift first, then save up and add the suspension lift later.
Just wondering trent but how come? I meant I have the money for a suspension lift.
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I'm with Trent.
Me too that way when you want to go bigger, you won't have to redo the brackets/mounts on the bumper due to the BL. If I ever decide to add a BL I am going to have a crap ton of welding work to redo my front and rear bumpers, my exhaust, and my sliders. The BL end up costing me more than the susp. lift with all the time involved in redoing everything.
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So you have 2 lifts, duh! lol

What size tire do you want to run in the end? The $120 for the body lift just seals the deal for me.
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32x11.5x15 BFG AT

Also what companies make good lift kits? Haha is the stock suspension ok for a little offroading?
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I've used my stock suspension for wheeling for the past 3.5 years. Done some crazy stuff, but you still have to remember that you can't make it through every thing.
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Dude don't even lift if your going to run just 32s, run em stock.
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Yup...

Dude, you're gonna have to be more specific on what lift kit you're talking about!
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Really? No lift with 32s? Okey dokey... I guess no lift would be fine, I found a suspension lift by Tuff Country for 700 or so. They just look really good to me and I thought a suspension lift would be functional for offroading.
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Go with Superlift man. If you have the money, go with Superlift 4".

And go with one size bigger at 33". You'll be more than happy with the results and happy with where you can take it!
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I would go with Fabtech or something like that for a susp. lift. Are you planning on leaving the winch on all the time? If so you'll wear out the t-bars quick.
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Fabtech 2wd

Superlift 4wd.

If he gets the #1 bars put on he'll be ok to leave the winch on.
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Really? Leaving a winch on will wear out the T-Bars? How come?
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Oh is he 4x4, I don't even know
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Really? Leaving a winch on will wear out the T-Bars? How come?
No 1 bars just support more weight so it won't sag with the extra weight.
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Im a 4x4. Im looking at the Superlift. Its nice but what do you mean No.1 T Bars?
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Go to ford and give them the parts dept. a VIN from a truck that has the #1 bars. You'll need it from what I've been told to get another set of #1 bars from them. PM Fx4Wannabe01 for more info on it if you're interested.

I would recommend the Superlift with #1 torsion bars man. You'll be happy with it.
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http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

Is this the lift kit I would want.
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