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Re: Body Lift
Body lifts do give you ground clearance, by allowing you to fit larger tires. Stock size is around 30-31 inches. With 33's you gain at least 1" of ground clearance with the tires. However, there are some suspension kits out there which gain you clearance in one area but you lose in others.
Example... I know two people with nearly the same truck... 94 Chev, ext cab short box. Same engine everything, just two different colors. One guy used a three inch body lift, and put 35's on his stock rims and trimmed just a hair (not even noticeable), and they dont rub. Other guy has a 4" suspension lift with the same tires. I have watched on MANY occasions where the guy with the susp. lift cant make it through some of the ruts at our local mud hole, and the guy with just the body lift can just walk through it... I have seen it too many times. If you are comfortable with a small budget lift, do it. I have had my 3" body lift on my truck for a year and a half now, and have jumped my truck, slammed it into the ground you name it, and its still holding together.
Just dont try the hockey puck method... get a good performance accessories kit and it should hold together as long as your body mounts stay on...
Oh yeah.. this is just my two cents. Flame on body lift haters! [img]images/graemlins/AR15firing.gif[/img]