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wtf is a body lift?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by SoCalBlack08, May 3, 2009.

  1. May 3, 2009 at 1:41 PM
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    SoCalBlack08

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    is it the same as a top plate spacer? i was gunna do a top plate spacer but if its gunna show my engine and give me a gap i dont want it.
    while i have ur attention can i do a 2 inch top plate spacer and a 2 inch coil on stock billies so its eaier to clear 33's ?
    thanx guys
     
  2. May 3, 2009 at 1:44 PM
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    SoCalBlack08

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    oh and one more to throw them all in one thread...
    are the trd billies that much better than the prerunner ones?
     
  3. May 3, 2009 at 1:44 PM
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    TacomaDan

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    well a body lift puts spacers in between the frame and the body/bed at the mounts. they are the devil.
     
  4. May 3, 2009 at 1:45 PM
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    Slick8810

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    a body lift is usually either 2 or 3 inches and raises your body that height. there round and literally raise the body. its not the top mount spacer. it goes between the body and frame.
     
  5. May 3, 2009 at 1:45 PM
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    No. Body lifts lift your body of the truck off the frame. It shows gaps unless you get gap guards and usually shows your frame on the bottom... Don't stack spacers on Billies either, it over compresses the springs and isn't good.

    Lastly, SEARCH! :D
     
  6. May 3, 2009 at 1:46 PM
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  7. May 3, 2009 at 2:06 PM
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    If your question is "Are the TRD springs better then the NON TRD springs", I will answer, NO. A Progressive coil spring is good for on road driveing, but I prefer a striaght rate spring for off road.
     
  8. May 3, 2009 at 2:08 PM
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    w8n4mud

    w8n4mud There's a mod for that!

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  9. May 3, 2009 at 9:25 PM
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    does the gap only show in the back when spacers are used? i ask because the tuff country lift has rear AAL. Does that mean there wont be any gap in the back?
     
  10. May 3, 2009 at 9:27 PM
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    the gap doesnt show at all with a coil spacer

    only with a body lift
     
  11. May 4, 2009 at 5:16 PM
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  12. May 4, 2009 at 5:21 PM
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    Just go easy off raod, otherwise your "loveing it" will quickly turn into tears of sorrow.
     
  13. May 4, 2009 at 5:25 PM
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    I don't offroad so it should be ok.
     
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