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Old 12-16-2008, 06:05 PM   #1
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body lift vs. truck lift

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a body lift is a truck lift. the two lifts are suspension and body. i believe that u will find everyone here will tell u to go w/ suspension lifts.
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You mean body lift vs Suspension lift?

Body lift only lifts the body off the frame. No gain in ground clearecne and IMHO looks terrible.

Suspension lift does exactly that. Increases ground clerance and can improve your suspension (better flex, ect.)

Suspension lift > body lift

Also, I am not aware of any body lift out for the 2nd gen Taco
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suspension......most def. When you do body lifts, you see way to much of the frame........looks horrible, IMO.

also, how high are you wanting to go? and for what reasons? looks or offroading?
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You mean body lift vs Suspension lift?

Body lift only lifts the body off the frame. No gain in ground clearecne and IMHO looks terrible.

Suspension lift does exactly that. Increases ground clerance and can improve your suspension (better flex, ect.)

Suspension lift > body lift

Also, I am not aware of any body lift out for the 2nd gen Taco
Thats what i meant. I figured thats what a body lift was.
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suspension......most def. When you do body lifts, you see way to much of the frame........looks horrible, IMO.

also, how high are you wanting to go? and for what reasons? looks or offroading?
3 inches...average height. Offroading/trails, etc.
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3 inches...average height. Offroading/trails, etc.

cool. You'll be much happier with the suspension lift!

do it. fast. and get pics!

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a very simple answer to your somewhat complex question is this....a body lift is just that. it lifts the body of your truck off of the frame. the highest lift i've ever seen on a body lift is 3". a "truck lift" as you called it will lift your truck using the suspension. generally you put longer springs (if using coils) or and extra leaf or two (if using a leaf spring) to push your truck up further into the air. there is no limit to how high you can lift your truck this way if your wallet is big enough. hope that helps a little. some other guys here can more accurately answer this with a bunch of technical talk. i'm not one of those guys. hope it helps a little
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a very simple answer to your somewhat complex question is this....a body lift is just that. it lifts the body of your truck off of the frame. the highest lift i've ever seen on a body lift is 3". a "truck lift" as you called it will lift your truck using the suspension. generally you put longer springs (if using coils) or and extra leaf or two (if using a leaf spring) to push your truck up further into the air. there is no limit to how high you can lift your truck this way if your wallet is big enough. hope that helps a little. some other guys here can more accurately answer this with a bunch of technical talk. i'm not one of those guys. hope it helps a little
yeah it helps. so basically the body lift is the shitty way of doing a suspension lift?
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yeah it helps. so basically the body lift is the shitty way of doing a suspension lift?

well, its a shitty way of lifting your truck if you want to clear a little bigger tire. its also not as safe. the only benefit i can think of is that it can be very inexpensive.
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well, its a shitty way of lifting your truck if you want to clear a little bigger tire. its also not as safe. the only benefit i can think of is that it can be very inexpensive.
yeah i heard it is inexpensive. but whats the point you can do the same thing with suspension lift and be better off
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