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Old 01-09-2011, 11:03 AM
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Question Body lift vs Lift kit

What are the main differences between the two? any pics?
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Old 01-09-2011, 11:15 AM
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I would say Suspension, I personally think a Body-lift is useless.
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Old 01-09-2011, 11:25 AM
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Body lifts work by putting a shim under all of the body mounts to the frame. A suspension lift is just that. Tightening up yer leaf packs with an ad-a-leaf or a spacer. For your model, depending on how high you want to go, a added leaf and a small block in the rear would do the trick.
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Old 01-09-2011, 11:28 AM
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okay thanks guys for the info
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Old 01-09-2011, 11:34 AM
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Basic difference is how one attains the lift. Body lifts are typically less than 3" and allow for the OEM suspension for the factory ride quality. Body lifts also allow you to keep a lower center of gravity.

Suspension lifts replace all or part of the factory system, these kits are more expensive but allow for much more lift. With suspension lifts, you will raise the center of gravity of the truck.

There's a number of ways you can use one, the other, modification to the fenders or combination of the three to get the clearance your looking for. If ya list what you are trying to accomplish, we could give you better advise.
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Old 01-09-2011, 11:45 AM
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I just want it a little higher looking but suspension lifts are around 1K and body lifts are only like $300 for a 3" which i think would be as high as i would go.
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Old 01-09-2011, 11:55 AM
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I'd look around. 3" of body looks terrible in my opinion without any lift. You may also look into a leveling kit, reverse shackles, or blocks that aren't part of a manufacturer's market kit. I've never lifted an OBS, so that's where you'll need to talk to someone who's done it on a budget.
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