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Body lift vs suspension lift

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by tundraz28, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. Feb 24, 2016 at 2:52 PM
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    tundraz28

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    I would like to do a body lift . What's your take on a body lift vs a suspension lift???
     
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  2. Feb 24, 2016 at 3:18 PM
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    Welcome! Suspension would be safer.
     
  3. Feb 24, 2016 at 3:29 PM
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    How does it impact the driveability
     
  4. Feb 24, 2016 at 4:16 PM
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    Body roll
     
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  5. Feb 24, 2016 at 4:24 PM
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    Stay away from body lifts if possible. Sean pretty much summed it up.
     
  6. Feb 24, 2016 at 4:47 PM
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    Not a fan of body lifts at all. Do it right and get a quality suspension lift.
     
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  7. Feb 24, 2016 at 5:10 PM
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    Ditto^^
     
  8. Feb 24, 2016 at 5:11 PM
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    Ditto^^^
     
  9. Feb 24, 2016 at 5:12 PM
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    If you want to do it for looks... Go for it. For practicality/good handling/ and possible safety issues.... forget it.
     
  10. Feb 24, 2016 at 8:11 PM
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    If you do a body lift you shouldn't really go over 1". Body lift does nothing for your ride except increase you center of gravity. Suspension lift gives you added suspension travel if you choose the right one. New extended Coilover gives you a better ride and increases travel.
     
  11. Feb 25, 2016 at 5:22 AM
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    Finally something I know a little about. Body lift does just that raises the body higher while keeping everything else where it is. Including the axle thus being very ineffective when it comes to off roading because you still have the stock ride height. A suspension lift will lift the axles and everything up higher giving you the clearance you need. Cost wise a body lift is what you want but if you want t done right and safe like everyone else is saying go with a suspension lift dude.
     
  12. Feb 25, 2016 at 9:14 AM
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    Thanks guys. .. actually quite a bit. .. now the bigger question . What lift would be a decent one? I would like a 6 -7 inch lift something moderate not too over the top .
     
  13. Feb 25, 2016 at 10:37 AM
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    3-4": Looks, and functional.
    anything more is looks, and one some kits at 6" plus you may need to cut the frame...good bye frame warranty.
     
  14. Feb 25, 2016 at 11:09 AM
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    Thanks guys. .. actually quite a bit. .. now the bigger question . What lift would be a decent one? I would like a 6 -7 inch lift something moderate not too over the top .
     
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