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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.
There may be a few things I've forgotten but those are the key points...</font>