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Parent wont let me get a BL!!!!!

guys im in desperate need for some help. i have wanted this for a while and when i get the chance my parents think its un safe because im more likely to roll it. i dont drive crazy or anything but they r worried about the change in center of gravity. please help me convince them i can get it. (i have the money theyjus wont let me order it...)
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Be straightforward I guess. If you own your truck fully, then say you are going to do what you want to it whether they like it or not. They know you best if they can trust that you are responsible enough.
I used to do things like that (don't come off like an *** either), they always got over it, and we always end up cool.
Convincing will most likely not work, and could lead to begging
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you pay rent? you buy your own food? you support yourself with no help from parents???

if no, then sorry for your luck....Mom and Dad make the rules.....you will want the same respect from your kids later on...

Go buy heroin...
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j/k kidding about the drugs..........
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You are 23 years old. Who owns your truck and where do you live?
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they say no body lift... just get a suspension lift. haha
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Hey man like they say i think that this dicision should be completely up to you. I would not go with a suspension lift though its two wheel drive and though it may look better its probably not reall going to improve it. plus it would cost to much. Now on the other hand yes it would give you more body roll if you do just the body lift. but i think it looks great.
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my parents said the same. so i jus brought it home. then they made a deal where i had to get a roll bar.
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then they made a deal where i had to get a roll bar.
haha thats awesome
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lol ya i thought so. my mom was mad when i was excited to go pick it up. she thought i wasnt going to like puttin one in so thats y they told me i had to
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my parents said i couldnt lift my truck at all as well....

well a year later im finally done at 8" of lift
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order it then tell them, i used to do that and it worked......kidding.....well, kinda
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HAHA! Yea......mom thinks i was gonna roll it when it was stock......now i'm 7" of lift and 35's. lol.
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your 23...your parents still control you? i thought your were 16.
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ya im not 23 my cuz made this profile an he never got back on so ikinda stole it lol but ya im only 17 but i pay for gas and half my paycheck goes to them to pay off my truck so it makes it hard to save up money for my truck cuz of gas an payin them off so when i finally get enuf money to get the lift its a bite cuz they said no.so i dont know what to do
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Just buy some tires that are too big to fit, then you will have to get a body lift.
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tell them about wheel spacers and get a set, just say if the wheels sit ou a lil farther it will counteract the lift hieght. or just show them some of the SASed rangers on here and say, mom these guys lift them and i dont know of anyone who has rolled them either. seeing something like an SAS and seeing it not rolled would make a BL look like childs play. But i dont know your parents so that may not work haha
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start saving like i did and get lift wheels and tires all at once or till u convince (drive them crazy asking) to let u get it LOL I ordered all my stuff the other day and cant wait to get it on im 17 also
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i just told my dad it was my truck now and he cant say no, i just recently payed it off in full tho , handed him 6000 in cash and he was like its your you can do what you want, so if you cant convince them just pay it off and when you do do what you want to it
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Just do it and dont ask them. Unless their name is on the title. Yesterday my parents were out of town and I took off the bed and left it in the garage for them, if I would have asked they would have said no. I have found it fun to see their reactions, when I do $hit I know they dont like.
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. I would not go with a suspension lift though its two wheel drive and though it may look better its probably not reall going to improve it.

my truck is 2wheel drive. my suspension "lift" improved handling alot!
and being 2wd or 4wd, why would it matter? lifted trucks dont have to be 4x4, i can post a million pictures of 2wd trucks, and cars, that will get through just about the same stuff as a 4x4, except for rock crawling....
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i didnt tell my parents i ordered on im just guna show up someday with a BL and 33s lol
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Just buy some tires that are too big to fit, then you will have to get a body lift.
Im with this guy all the way.
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As far as lifts go, body lifts will raise your COG the least. They still keep the engine, trans, etc. in the stock place, where all that stuff would go up with the cab/body on a suspension lift. I didn't care to read if anyone had said that before, but that's my two cents.
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