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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-19-2003, 02:09 PM
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Body vs. Suspension lift

What are some of the advantages and disadvantages to a body and a suspension lift? I talked to an owner of a local 4x4 shop here and he says he hates body lifts b/c of the problems that come along with it. What would be some problems?
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 03-19-2003, 08:18 PM
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Re: Body vs. Suspension lift

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BODY LIFT: They're cheap, you can go up as high as 3", and they're cheap. They'll make you top-heavier, the ride's gonna be a little harsher on stock suspension, there's a buncha stuff you either have to relocate or extend, and they tend to look dorky. But they're cheap!

SUSPENSION LIFT: They're spendy, but you gain more ground clearance, and flex (depending on the kit, setup, etc.) and you'll still be top heavier.

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Re: Body vs. Suspension lift

a body lift is mainly just to clear bigger tires while a suspension lift is for performance as well (travel, ground clearance)
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 03-19-2003, 11:24 PM
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Re: Body vs. Suspension lift

Body lift = $100

Suspension lift = $800-1,200


In case you missed what Grizz said, Body Lifts are CHEAP!!!
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Re: Body vs. Suspension lift

body lifts do not change your senter of gravity as badly as a suspension lift. think of it a body lift lifts your body. your suspension lift is picking everything upexcept your axles and moving it higher. i wouldnt worry bout top heavy with a body lift your meat it still low where it should be. plus a body lift affords you all kinds of room to work in some areas.
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