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Old 09-25-2008
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I've always wanted to ask

after that 4 inch body lift thread i really wanted to ask.. i promise you i will never do it but i needed to ask..

Is it even reasonable to do a 6inch body lift.. PA kit x2. other than the obvious fact of need longer bolts for the mounts everything else you can double stack such as the transmission cooler drop and front bumper..

the only problem i see is
1. radiator drop which can be fixed by adding a efan and taking off the factory fan.
2. the rear bumper which.. really you dont NEED one... plus without you can get to your spare tire (not that you should have a spare tire with a 6inch lift)
3. steering.. this is the only problem i see since i dont think the extension would be long enough..

ANYONE with insight? or stupid comments.. all will be fun.
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I would do a 6" body lift if my truck didn't have wheels so I could never drive it!



The thing would be way to top heavy and roll wicked easily!!
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i cant even believe i just read this...
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the way I always do things is either all or nothing.

Dont half @$$ it with a 2 body lift 6"...go for 9" with 3 body lifts or stay stock...end of story
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Yes it's possible, it's also possible to stick your finger in a juicing machine, but it's not very smart and you will regret it.
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wow. thats all.
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It would look really bad and it would be very dangerous. That would put a lot of lateral strain on the mounting bolts. The biggest problem is any more than 3", you start to run into a lot of other problems with extending things like shift linkages, wiring to the trans, fuel lines, the stated steering, etc. It is very possible, but it looks f'd up and it really doesn't do anything for you, that's way no body ever does it.
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**** so if I put a 9" body lift on that means I can run 46's like Even will be doing!!! Nice I am gonna do that tomorrow. Right after I study to make myself smarter after reading this. LOL
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If you are seriously asking this then I don't think you should be working on your truck anymore.
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^^^^^ WTF is that? A lima bean? A pear? WTF?
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holy cow. sure i'm sure it can be done....but who in their right mind would? no offence to any florida members, but that mod is a florida mod/hackjob lift mod.
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all i gotta say is people are going to laugh when they see a 6" BL and no front axle.
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It's a pear.

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no offence to any florida members, but that mod is a florida mod/hackjob lift mod.
Maybe I'm missing something but what does this have to do with Florida?
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alot of hackjob rigs come out of florida(channel welded to the frame to drop the leafs down, 8" blocks on front axles, etc).....but then again, alot of nicely build rigs come from there too...so take it how you want to. lol.


it'll look like a double lifted colorado...where the frame are already showing 6"!
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It's a pear.



Maybe I'm missing something but what does this have to do with Florida?
Florida is one of the only states were all the "people" (read as Idiots), Think a 6" body lift would be a good idea, along with 10" blocks and 20" lift leafs.
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yea, id like you to say that to some people down here, you'd prolly get shot for being a dumbass, but theyre are stupid people that would do that where you live too, u just dont see them doing it.
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Florida is one of the only states were all the "people" (read as Idiots), Think a 6" body lift would be a good idea, along with 10" blocks and 20" lift leafs.
This post makes as munch sense as this thread does.


And you do realize that Florida holds the 2nd most members on here right? So you just called a chunk of the forum idiots, why exactly are you a mod again?

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note the person who started the thread doesnt live in florida
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it comes from the cars

in the SF bay area you got people puttin 22s on buick lesabres which is dumb enough

but in the SOUTH (and im sure in florida) you got people doin up the "donks"

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im sure this carries over to the trucks with ridicilous unpractical lifts.
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This post makes as munch sense as this thread does.


And you do realize that Florida holds the 2nd most members on here right? So you just called a chunk of the forum idiots, why exactly are you a mod again?

"People" read as not everyone, but alot of people from florida. And to prove my point Ive seen alot of our "members" from florida think some sketchy stuff is ok, so my statement holds true.
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jeeeeze...sorry i even brought florida up?!
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hell, why not stack 6 1" lifts and call it good?

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It would look really bad and it would be very dangerous. That would put a lot of lateral strain on the mounting bolts. The biggest problem is any more than 3", you start to run into a lot of other problems with extending things like shift linkages, wiring to the trans, fuel lines, the stated steering, etc. It is very possible, but it looks f'd up and it really doesn't do anything for you, that's way no body ever does it.
the strain on the bolts.. and the blocks just wanting to fall over would be my biggest arguemnt..

the body bolts aren't that thick and thats is a TON of area to support.. if you just put it on and NEVER drove it.. then ya sure have fun looking at it but no one should ever drive such a piled together piece of ****

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This post makes as munch sense as this thread does.
"Originally Posted by redranger4.0
Florida is one of the only states were all the "people" (read as Idiots), Think a 6" body lift would be a good idea, along with 10" blocks and 20" lift leafs."

I bet redranger can pull up pics of members from florida that have done exactly what he speaks of.

One even had a D30 up front on some 38 inch tires..

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And you do realize that Florida holds the 2nd most members on here right? So you just called a chunk of the forum idiots, why exactly are you a mod again?
Hes a Mod because the site owner stated he is. *WE* may not like it or him, but thats just how it is.
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This post makes as munch sense as this thread does.


And you do realize that Florida holds the 2nd most members on here right? So you just called a chunk of the forum idiots, why exactly are you a mod again?
I had to pull these pictures out of the archives, but this is what Im refering to as a florida built rig. Both of them qualify (f350 has 4 small stacked blocks under the front leafs) (someone will prolly try and defend these rigs like last time they were posted)

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