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Old 09-13-2009
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I want to lift it?

I'll start by saying I wasn't totally sure where to post this, but...

I think I'm going to lift my truck. But I'm just starting out, so I don't totally know a whole lot about it.

I just want a little extra clearance. I drive a 1999 XLT 4x4, pretty much totally stock. I also want to put a set of offroad tires on it...

suggestions? advice? thanks!
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Old 09-13-2009
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Thread is "2001+", but you have the same suspension as a '01.
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Old 09-14-2009
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a body lift is a quick easy lift to get you started..

you could do the Superlift but then you have the t-bars hangin way down and they tend to drag.. EVERYWHERE if you do anything but mud.. You could also do the SL with the conversion kit for coilovers which is what i would recommend if you have the money.
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Old 10-19-2009
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body lift is the way to go, im goin to do mine in a few monthes i hope, if everything goes according to plan lol
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Old 10-19-2009
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body lift is the way to go, im goin to do mine in a few monthes i hope, if everything goes according to plan lol
BL FTW! Mine is getting done this Sunday! WOOT! Go for it!
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Old 10-20-2009
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yup i say body lift it.. about 150 bucks, couple cases of beer for you and your buddies and have at it!!! and about a 1 day of your time depends on how easy the bolts are to get off. eventually i want to BL my truck..
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Old 10-20-2009
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BL FTW! Mine is getting done this Sunday! WOOT! Go for it!
I hate you, you know that, right?
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Oh, that is soooo not right!
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I hate you, you know that, right?
we could have done yours at the TN meet you know that right
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corum... does that mean you hate me too?

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we could have done yours at the TN meet you know that right
thats gotta sting.lol


anywho... bodylift is the way to go. cheap and easy way to clear 33's
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I hate you, you know that, right?
if you got a lift i could pay you a vist to help you put it on lol are you can come to my neck of the woods
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It seem's like everyone is a big BL fan, I personaly dont like the look of a gap between the frame and body. A freind of mine had a 92 with the BL and I thought it just looked weird. Im running into the same problem with my 87, so i decided just to get a leveling kit wich brings the front end up 2" to meet the rear, looks lifted and give more space for larger tires up front, plus the parts are only about $50. As far as tires go, Id recomend Goodrich ATR's, Cooper Discover ATR's or Yokohama Geolander's. Those are good all around tires if you use it as a daily driver as well as fun in the forest. If you want more agressive, there are a lot of choices, Im a cooper fan personally.
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Yeah lifts!!!!!
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Old 10-22-2009
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I agree, I don't like the look of BL. I'm in the same situation, I'll probably go with a suspension, I believe you get more clearance. I'm a fan of the BFG's, I've had outstanding grip in snow and ice, as well as mild mud.
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But dont forget a lift is pointless if you dont go with taller tires as well. You can have 3 feet of clearance at the chasis, but if the axel's are at stock clearance, whats the point? And nothing looks dumber than a lifted truck with 235's lol

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Old 10-23-2009
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You know if you are short on cash you could always crank your t-bars and get a shackle lift or some Explorer leafs from the JY.
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Oh, that is soooo not right!
Ah, you know I really love you Brenda! Just messin' with ya.

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we could have done yours at the TN meet you know that right
Burn. Yeah, unfortunately it's WAY down on the list behind new windows for the house, heated seats for my wife's merc, etc. Someday, though, and I will take advantage everyone's services.

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corum... does that mean you hate me too?
Yeah, but for different reasons! j/k!

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thats gotta sting.lol
Nah, he's just keeping me honest.


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if you got a lift i could pay you a vist to help you put it on lol are you can come to my neck of the woods
Thanks! I've already got your place plugged into the GPS

Seriously though, as these guys said, BL is the cheaper way to go for quick lift. I also like the t-bar crank. Just did mine a couple of days ago to level it out, and love it! Makes a huge difference, and it's really easy to do.
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