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Q about a body lift?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by JayMar23, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. Jan 9, 2013 at 2:54 PM
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    JayMar23

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    Had a quick question hopefully somebody culd giv me some tips!! Is it poosible to add a 2 inch body lift on top of a 3 inch suspension lift? If so how wuld it look?
     
  2. Jan 9, 2013 at 2:55 PM
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    Pugga

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    Yes, it's possible, just not a great idea in my opinion... I'm not a fan of body lifts when it comes to compromised safety and looks.
     
  3. Jan 9, 2013 at 2:56 PM
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    Most people on this site are against body lifts, they look like crap, but they are ok. As long as its a good kit and its done right.
     
  4. Jan 9, 2013 at 2:57 PM
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    JayMar23

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    Thank you thats what I was looking for some advice on the looks.
     
  5. Jan 9, 2013 at 2:59 PM
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    There are several threads on this topic as well as a how to DIY for a 1" BL.
    Looks are one thing - you may want to research the actual safety aspects of this type of mod.
     
  6. Jan 9, 2013 at 2:59 PM
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    Hoyal

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    I have a 1inch body w/a 3 inch suspension on my 4 runner and it looks good. And I wheel the fuck out of my runner. It's been air born,on its top, and rock crawled hard, still no problems with the body lift. I did it to clear bigger tires.
     
  7. Jan 9, 2013 at 3:02 PM
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    Oh ok cool I will take a look and do some research on it some more. Looks are one thing no doubt
     
  8. Jan 9, 2013 at 3:04 PM
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    Hoyal do u got any pictures posted of ur runners with the body lift. Ive heard pros and cons about the whole body lift scene but some other ideas don hurt u kno.
     
  9. Jan 9, 2013 at 3:10 PM
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    I have the OME 3inch lift. And a toytec 1 inch body lift.

    Here is some action shots. Like I said we wheel it pretty good here in CO and it hasn't been bad for me.

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  10. Jan 9, 2013 at 3:13 PM
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    Doesnt really look to much different huh? Does it make the ride rougher or not at all?
     
  11. Jan 9, 2013 at 3:16 PM
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    I can clear 35's easy with it. Those are 34's on there right now. Its only a 1inch so it will only make a 1 inch difference. I have never ridden in my runner without the lift. I have no input for the ride. I feel my runner rides smooth but that's prolly the OME suspension.
     
  12. Jan 9, 2013 at 3:19 PM
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    Dam thats no joke up there where at nuh flipping it on its side crazy shit dude.
    Oh ok I c. Thanks for ur input I really appreciate it!!
     
  13. Jan 9, 2013 at 3:22 PM
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    No problem, my best advice is do what you like or what you think looks good on your own vehicle and say "fuck you" to people. :) it's your truck your really the only one who has to like it.
     
  14. Jan 9, 2013 at 3:25 PM
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    I kno rite thats wat Im saying, Im the one mobbing it and payin for shit to get er done. If u don like it don look!! :)
     
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    IF you do go with a body lift, get a good brand such as Performance Accessories and have it properly installed.
     
  16. Jan 9, 2013 at 4:10 PM
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    The performance acc body lift are the bottom of the barrel junk, that's the kind of kit that gives body lifts a bad name.

    I've installed three 2" body lifts on Tacoma's with a 3" lift, and put 100k miles on them from texas to colorado with no issues at all. It takes about 8 to 10 by yourself and there are a lot of details, I believe there are a few write-ups on this site.

    I would suggest reading several install write ups and make your own notes, step by step and then re-checking your notes against another install.

    The only body lift I would ever purchase :

    http://www.4crawler.com/4x4/ForSale/ProductLine.shtml

    Spend the extra money and get the heavy duty hardware, the whole kit runs about $200. You'll learn a great deal if you do it yourself and know its done right!

    Good luck
     
  17. Jan 9, 2013 at 4:38 PM
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    i've been out of the lifted truck scene for some time now but Perf Acc was a better, more complete kit at the time. The one you prefer does look good. Point being, IF one is to use a body lift, use a quality product. Don't skimp.

    The bad reputation was from folks making their own lifts out of hockey pucks and what have you back in the day. Stacking lifts or going beyond 3". Many kits available today from reputable companies should be fine if PROPERLY installed. Of course, we all have an opinion.
     
  18. Jan 9, 2013 at 5:14 PM
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