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Body lift Help

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Tacomafile_TRD, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. Feb 10, 2010 at 2:41 PM
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    Tacomafile_TRD

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    I have 2001 Toy Taco, i reaaally want to lift it but i dont have the money for a suspension lift, but i know a guy who is willing to let me use his shop to install a body lift kit. Im going to have only the body lift kit so i am wondering, does any one have any bumper gap issues? or does anyone have any pics they would like to share of there tacos with only body lifts? im ready to do it so if anyone has any input i would love to hear it!!
     
  2. Feb 10, 2010 at 3:05 PM
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    nelson18matt

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    dont waste your money on a body lift. save up and do it right
     
  3. Feb 10, 2010 at 3:08 PM
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    Incognito

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    X2... Even a spacer lift (suspension) isn't much more than a body lift.
     
  4. Feb 10, 2010 at 3:20 PM
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    nelson18matt

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    5100's on all corners with an AAL out back is gonna run ya about
    $100-$150 more than a body lift. thats a much better use of your money
     
  5. Feb 10, 2010 at 3:59 PM
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    humanoid

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    Like everyone's stated already, save your money and do it right the first time and you won't have to waste money to do it again. Body lifts suck, suspension lifts rock!
     
  6. Feb 10, 2010 at 4:22 PM
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    shitroc

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  7. Feb 10, 2010 at 4:43 PM
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    mikesdoublecab

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    what everyone else said...

    besides, with the body lift, you won't be able to get bigger tires as the tires will rub up against the frame, which can only be lifted out of the way with a suspension lift...

    if you value your truck, put some value into your truck...

    if you think you can't afford a suspension lift, now, you likely won't be able to afford the additional mods you will need to do get that body lift looking right... not to mention that if its not installed right, you can cause more damage than good, and that's even MORE money...
     
  8. Feb 10, 2010 at 4:52 PM
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    it would be just as much work to install some 5100s all around or an OME setup. And for only a couple hundred extra bucks,youd enjoy it alot more.
     
  9. Feb 10, 2010 at 6:14 PM
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    01GREENTACO

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    I have a 3" Performance Accessories body lift kit on my truck. I have the kit that came with the bumper lifters. (the things that get the bumper flush with the rest of the truck) I like it personally. I plan on doing more lift in the future but it works for me as it is right now. Here are a few before and after pics.

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  10. Feb 11, 2010 at 6:19 AM
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    Revtek makes an awesome 3" lift for your tuck, with two rear longer shocks....
     
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