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body lifts {pros Vs. cons}????

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tacomakid, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. Jul 1, 2008 at 11:26 PM
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    tacomakid

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    alright well ive got an 05 tacoma with a revtek 3" lift kit, rancho RS5000 shocks, and 34" tires... everything works pretty well. but i would like to have a little more clearance in the wheel well for wen im off-roading. one suggestion i got from a friend was to get a 3" body lift. i jus wanna know wut the goods n bads are to the body lifts are.. a little help please. thanks.:confused:
     
  2. Jul 2, 2008 at 3:59 AM
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    Janster

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    Well....I personally don't like 3" body lifts for a couple reasons.

    They leave an awefully large gap that looks a bit hidious (unless you do something to hide it).

    The other reason is....and this isn't related to a tacoma - but enough to convince me... I knew a guy who had a Jeep Wrangler with a 3" body lift. He was in an emergency panic situation involving slamming on his brakes pretty damn hard. The force of the braking caused the body-lift bolts to sheer and caused the entire wrangler body to shift forward on the frame. Not something I'd wanna have happen....

    I've actually got a 1" body lift on my jeep. I personally don't mind 1" (but that's it).
     
  3. Jul 2, 2008 at 9:12 AM
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    mjp2

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    You're better off trimming the fenders and wheelwells to fit the tires. Safety first, and that will keep the structural integrity of the truck intact. The above post is an excellent example of what could go wrong.

    Post some pictures of your truck. I'd like to see how the 34's look with the 3" lift. There's a guy on ttora that fit 35's with a 1" lift, but that required LOTS of clearancing. :cool:
     
  4. May 3, 2009 at 9:28 PM
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    BravoZulu469

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    does anyone know if you need to buy UCA's if you get a body lift? I know they can fix the alignment issues that come from suspension lifts, but do those alignment issues even come up with body lifts?
     
  5. May 4, 2009 at 4:18 AM
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    Janster

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    Body lifts lift the body only. They have nothing to do with the suspension.
     
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