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View Poll Results: What's the maximum amount of Body Lift you would use?
0" - No body lift 12 15.19%
1 inch 3 3.80%
2 inches 17 21.52%
3 inches 42 53.16%
4 inches 4 5.06%
5 inches or more 1 1.27%
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Old 07-24-2009, 02:15 PM   #21
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I pray to buddah your buddy doesn't daily drive that truck with a 6" body lift, boggin. 6" puts shit tons of strain on your bolts. I'd laugh till I got hemroids to see him take a turn and the cab falls off.

There are obviously pros and cons to everything.

A body lift is cheap, kits are durrable, keep a low COG due to the drive train being kept down low, allow room for articulation, gives room for shock towers, gives room to drop some bigger cubes in there, gives room for other transfer case / transmission combos, allows you to change spark plugs and oil filter through the inner fender, gives room for sliders, will not effect your steering (especially with A arm).

I've jumped my truck and never torn off a body mount or sheered a bolt. I've got no beefs with body lifts especially on a 98 and up truck. It's worth it.





With some tube under the cab you can hardly tell it's body lifted.
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Old 07-24-2009, 03:54 PM   #22
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I have a 2" bl on my 89, and i am very happy with it despite being skeptical at first. I originally put it on because I found out the hard way the a 4" lift wouldn't clear 33s, but since then working on my truck has become much easier (especially changing spark plugs). my rockers don't come in contact with the ground as much and that 2" of lift is incompressible so it keeps my tires off my body (at least it did until I swapped to the wider explorer axles).

The down side is the ugly gaps and my trasfer case shifter is a little harder to operate since it it 2" closer to the floor. I also had to adjust my radiator shroud to keep the fan from rubbing on it. So, that in mind I wouldn't go more than 2 inches.
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Old 08-19-2009, 11:53 PM   #23
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M brother and I both had body lifts on a pre runners and on the same wee end we both hit dunes hard on the nose and the bodies shifted on the frames. On his truck the floor buckled under the drivers foot about 2".

I will never use one on a truck again after this(what would happen in a callission?). I don't know about an SUV due to more mounts holding the same pease of the body to the frame.

To answar the question: As little lift as you need. I think the only reason my truck didn't fare as bad as mu brother's is he had a 3" and I have a 2".

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The main disadvantage of a body lift is that it will allow the frame to flex. That can create handling problems, noise and a greater potential to permenantly bend the frame.
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I'm not a fan of them particularly. I can see running an inch or two to help clear some tires or something but that's about it - and you could probably just trim and get away with that instead.
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The main disadvantage of a body lift is that it will allow the frame to flex. That can create handling problems, noise and a greater potential to permenantly bend the frame.
The frame will flex whether it has a body lift or not. I can get about 1/4" difference between the pinstrips on my truck... which is the same as it had without a bodylift. My dad's '80 F-350 has flexed enough that bed has hit the cab on both sides and it doesn't have a body lift at all.

A BII or Explorer with one solid body would be even less apt to twist.
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