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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-07-2001, 12:54 PM
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body lift vs suspension lift

I have an 89 s10 blazer and i wanna lift it but not sure which way to go. body or suspension. also, whats the difference between the 2?

and whats the cheapest shock i can get?

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-07-2001, 01:52 PM
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Re: body lift vs suspension lift

Body lift is cheaper and all it does is allow for bigger tires to fit, suspension lift is normally quite a bit more expensive, but it raises the frame, also you can go bigger with suspension lifts, for example I dont think anyone on this board would ever reccomend any bigger than a 3 inch body lift where as you can get a 5 or 6 inch suspensoin lift.

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 02-07-2001, 02:43 PM
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Re: body lift vs suspension lift

With your last question I suggest getting a body lift.. It is cheaper by far.. The difference is suspension lift lowers the axle away from the frame, raising the vehicle except for the axles.. Where as a body lift just lifts the body off the frame giving more room for larger tires.. Suspensions cost around $1000+ not installed and a body lift is around $100 not installed.. Installation is another story if your not doing it yourself.. Better have an extra arm and leg[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img].. Be care full on getting cheap shocks.. The ride will be horrible and they wont last long.. Shocks are the most important part of the suspension. Donít skimp..



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post #4 of (permalink) Old 02-07-2001, 03:48 PM
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Re: body lift vs suspension lift

Thanks this helps ALOT

plus im just a beginer but i wanna get my hands dirty so ill be doing most of the stuff myself

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Body lift is definetly easier to install than suspension.

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post #6 of (permalink) Old 02-07-2001, 04:30 PM
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Re: body lift vs suspension lift

Dont be Lazy..er..Larry [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img][img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img].. Stay tuned to this site, read all the back post that interest you.. Feel free to ask any questions, thats what we are here for but a ton of the questions might have already been asked.. Get yourself a FSM, (Factory Service Manual)the best or a Haynes for a start to get yourself familliar with your vehicle..


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Woo Hoo!!!!!! Im an 'Old-Hand'!!!!! er....Um, I might not want to yell that out loud.. Never thought I would be excited to be called OLD..


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And what you do with your hand is your own business! [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]

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