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newbie body lift

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by woof359, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. Oct 2, 2010 at 1:20 PM
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    woof359

    woof359 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey guy's, new hear and sorry if this has been asked a zillion times,

    I have a 2000 STD short bed 4x4 with a 3 inch suspension left, now its getting a little old I was thinking of adding a 2 inch body lift and was wondering what to do about the AC tubing ?


    many thanks
     
  2. Oct 2, 2010 at 1:40 PM
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    what about the ac tubing?
     
  3. Oct 2, 2010 at 1:51 PM
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    I personally would go 12 inch body lift with 40 inch boggers.
     
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    Buy the 6 inch suspension lift, sell off the 3 inch and don't mess with the A/C tubing.:D
     
  5. Oct 2, 2010 at 9:26 PM
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    im kinda wondering about the 200 (STD) LOL
     
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    I would rather have a body lift than a DB lift any day.

    OP, what size tires are you running? Maybe just upgrading the tire size will get rid of the itch to go higher so you don't have to deal with the body lift.
     
  7. Oct 3, 2010 at 5:49 AM
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    right now Im still running 31.50 15's in the winter, in summer I have a set of 31.50 16's off a new Taco, if the bodys goes up another3 inch, I can deal with water and emmisions hose I just was wondering about the AC cooling tubes ?
     
  8. Oct 3, 2010 at 8:08 AM
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    gonna look pretty goofy with that size tires on a 6" lift. but if you really want to do it, you can get extensions for the ac tubes, you'll have to discharge and re-charge the ac system if you go that route, you'll probably want to get a shop to extend the lines for you
     
  9. Oct 3, 2010 at 8:23 AM
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    I under stand about the tires being to small, and since i down have unlimited cash it well be somthing that well progress slowly, do my research, save. and get every thing together so I can do it right. I can always drive my Samurai to work in the winter.................if I have to. Thanks for the info (-:
     
  10. Oct 3, 2010 at 8:26 AM
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    well, if you research this board you'll quickly realize almost no one here will recommend a body lift. if you want to do your lift right, i would suggest selling your 3in lift and purchasing a 6in drop bracket lift
     
  11. Oct 3, 2010 at 8:36 AM
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    im not anti body lifts if you dont offroad.6" lift will be to big for 31s
     
  12. Oct 3, 2010 at 10:02 AM
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    I do admit that a body lift comes with its share of problems I did have both a suspension lift and body lift on my 83 Hilux. the wosrt part of the body lift was the consol nightmare and sifters. I may rethink the 6 inch suspension.
     
  13. Oct 3, 2010 at 6:43 PM
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    eh, if you don't really need it for off-roading, then it may be an easy way to get to 6in,
     
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