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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-16-2002, 03:43 PM
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question about lifts

like i said before i am new to the truck scene, what is the difference between a body lift and suspension lift, i know they lift different things the body lift lifts the body so on and so forth but what is the benefit of one over the other.
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Re: question about lifts

Well, if you just get a body lift basically you are just allowing for bigger tires. With a suspension lift you gain ground clearance which is a big plus over a body lift. But, with a body lift you keep more weight lower to the ground. But I personally would choose a suspension lift over a body lift any day.

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 04-16-2002, 04:26 PM
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Re: question about lifts

I think willy's stated it very nicly, I am with him also... go with a suspension
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Re: question about lifts

<font face="Comic Sans MS">Body lift, goes between the body mounts on frame/body.
Pros: [*]Cheap[*]1-3" of lift for bigger tires[*]Keeps the center of gravity lower than suspension lift (since only the body is lifted, not things like engine, transmission, etc)
Cons:[*]Puts more leverage on body mounts. If mounts are even remotely questionable, this method of lift should not even be considered.

Suspension lift, lifts everything through use of more arched springs, mount relocation, etc, etc...
Pros:[*]More clearance under frame, and drivetrain...[*]Might end up with more suspension flex (and perhaps even softer ride) than stock if you pick a *good* one[*]Doesn't put the stress/strain on your body mounts like a body lift would.

Cons:[*]Costs more than a body lift[*]Raises center of gravity a bit more than a body lift would.[*]Tends to require you to buy new shocks.

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