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3 inch body lift?

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by flyers9780, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. Sep 1, 2011 at 4:58 PM
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    flyers9780

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    i have a 2001 toy tac 4 cyl 2.7 lit.... thinking about putting a 3 inch body lift with 33 inch tires. question is how much do you think it will cost with lift and a garage installing it? also would i have to change the gears or anything? or how much would a 3 inch suspension lift go for?
     
  2. Sep 1, 2011 at 5:05 PM
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    Don't get a body lift. Period.
    its the cheapest lift but makes your truck less safe, and adds nothing to offload ability

    Also, I don't think 33s are a good idea on a 4banger. It'd be like an elephant riding a moped.

    The cheapest cusp lift would be to go with 5100s (less tthan$300 form downsouth motorsports) set at 2.5 on the front with an AAL in the back (70 from toytec lifts)
     
  3. Sep 1, 2011 at 5:06 PM
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    Skip the junk body lift and go with 5100s. Not sure how much a shop would charge you for the install. A gear change is needed but it would help out the lack of power you have.
     
  4. Sep 1, 2011 at 5:17 PM
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    ok thanks. what are 5100's? is that a susp lift? and how much would it be to change gears
     
  5. Sep 1, 2011 at 5:19 PM
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    Search 5100s and gears depends on who does it. Probably $500ish just for the rear and double if you are 4wd.

    Edit: 5100s
     
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    There's so much info on the site, just take a look around and do some research, might find other options you like :cookiemonster:
     
  7. Sep 13, 2011 at 5:36 PM
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    putting a body lift is the worst thing that you can do, esp to 4 banger, i put one on mine and now its cracking through my frame in the back and the front.

    i had to get the front one welded back in place with a custom plate because it literally cracked all the way through my frame after hitting a ditch.

    dont get me wrong it looks good with 33's, but its not worth it, just get the suspension kit. another down fall is if u dont buy the space guards to cover the gap in the back it looks retarded and they aint cheap otherwise youll be able to see straight through the bed of your truck and the frame
     
  8. Sep 20, 2011 at 9:53 AM
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    Hey Brother,

    I have ran a 3" body & a 4" sus. lift with a 4cly & a race cam - -

    all good - - using a wide block or better yet - believe or not hockey pucks. will
    provide a larger footprint at the mounting points and wouldn't cracked the body.

    Oh yeah by the way I run 39.5 tsl swmprs - yes on a 4cyl. 5sp man. trns & cntrfrce clutch - - -

    I beat the crap out of it, I jump the bitch - - i built it to KILL IT!

    You can weld or even place a metal plate on top of the lift to widen contact to the body - - -

    jmtc -
     
  9. Sep 20, 2011 at 9:55 AM
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    3" revtek lift
    yea thats what i did to the front one, i welded a plate to stop the cracking but i havnt got to the back one yet
     
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    could you take those 5100's and use them with a spacer as well to achieve more lift. your upgrading the shock performance and gaining height with both
     
  13. Sep 20, 2011 at 12:36 PM
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    You would stress the crap out of everything else.
     
  14. Sep 20, 2011 at 12:39 PM
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    ahh touche i didnt think about that cause i have a spacer on right now and block in the back bad idea. the leafsprings are shot in the back but the front is holding up just fine. a set of wheelers f pack leafs and 1.5 toyotec shackles for the rear but for the front could i leave it just with the spacer. id does see dirt and mudd but not very often?
     
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    Check out www.fatbobsgarage.com I got my lift there. Its a spacer in the front and AAL in the rear. I know many people don't like the spacers tho.
     
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    body lifts are garbage....my taco had one from the previous owner and i feel like im gonna roll the bitch on every turn.

    you can have mine if you come take it off my truck.......lol

    im taking it of anyway, fuck body lifts!

    her-derp
     
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    bad bad bad idea
     
  18. Oct 4, 2011 at 2:04 PM
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    I agree that suspension lifts are better than body lifts, but not for this reason^^^.
    Why would a body lift make it feel like you are going to roll your truck? A suspension lift raise your whole body and frame with engine, transmission etc. vs. a body lift that raises only the body, so with a suspension lift your center of gravity is actually higher than with a body lift, so it would feel even more like it's going to roll with a suspension lift.

    (A statement like this should be clarified that there is a difference between suspension lift with spacers and original suspension components vs. suspension lift with super dooper stronger suspension components.)
     
  19. Oct 4, 2011 at 4:04 PM
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    stock.....for now...
    perhaps its because with a quality suspension lift you get more "sturdy" suspension that reduces body roll, when a body lift just props the body up by X'' and the stock (most of the time) suspension is retained.
     
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    I say that it makes it feel like it's gonna roll. It feels that way to me because your elevated above the rest of the vehicle on a pedastool so there is more moment in the sway of the truck from up there. Not saying it would roll. But I wouldn't take my chances with the way it feels...
     
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