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Old 07-09-2004, 01:37 PM #1
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Body Lift

Well I installed a Add-A-Leaf Susp lift on my truck, and changed my shocks and let me tell you, that was a *****. Im not going to be doing a body lift, unless it is a lot easyier. Does anyone know what the average mechanic charges to do a body lift?
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Old 07-09-2004, 02:03 PM #2
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depending on what truck you drive... it can cost anywhere from 400-800, dont quote me on this... just what i've seen so far...

when i got my tacoma lifted, the BL kit was about 200 and the installation fee was like 300, 200+300=500... and on a side note one of my friends wanted to take off his BL on his tacoma, and they wanted to charge him 350...

hope that helps...
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Old 07-09-2004, 02:17 PM #3
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Ok thanks. Wasn't quiet sure. I may end up doing it myself if its gonna run that much. I might just wait on it though. Im clearing 39's without, so I may put it more towards performance. Ever hear of a throttle body spacer?
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Old 07-09-2004, 03:01 PM #4
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na... google it...
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Ok thanks. Wasn't quiet sure. I may end up doing it myself if its gonna run that much. I might just wait on it though. Im clearing 39's without, so I may put it more towards performance. Ever hear of a throttle body spacer?
yeah, but i think that takes away from your low end (rebel correct me if im wrong) and unless your mud racing or mall crusing the low end is what you need most of the time your offroading
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Old 07-09-2004, 03:54 PM #6
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Throttle spacers, say they give low end torque, and can add up to 20 HP.
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Old 07-09-2004, 04:14 PM #7
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Throttle body spacers or carb blocks don't do any of that. You won't notice any types of changes.


Body lift isn't hard, just get a cherry picker or borrow one.
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Old 07-09-2004, 04:20 PM #8
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ya people on the forums said on EFI's you wont notice a differnce. On carburated you will notice a small one though. NM that idea
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body lifts are dangerous....the bolts that hold the body down are now longer and more prone to a shear break because of the length, and the height its raised to as well.....i wouldnt put one on my truck...go suspension lift only
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Old 07-10-2004, 12:14 PM #10
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There is nothing wrong with body lifts. If installed properly using correct hardware they can be a very good thing.
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Old 07-10-2004, 12:18 PM #11
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if you use cheap long bolts they would break but not if they are strong
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Most give you Grade 8 bolts.
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The mounts would tare through the cab/bed before the actual hardware broke. This is coming from experience.
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coming from a friends experience, he was rear ended by an 84 chevy with a body lift that flew forward...there is an incredible amount of shear stress on the body, and the body goes from square feet to square inches of support underneath it...plus, its really a non functional lift recognized by serious offroaders as gay and a "for looks" move designed to get chicks wet due to the increase in tire size
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notice: If installed correctly by a professional none of the stuff you said will happen.

Oh and btw, he's running 39's it is already impractical.
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coming from a friends experience, he was rear ended by an 84 chevy with a body lift that flew forward...there is an incredible amount of shear stress on the body, and the body goes from square feet to square inches of support underneath it...plus, its really a non functional lift recognized by serious offroaders as gay and a "for looks" move designed to get chicks wet due to the increase in tire size
There's a reason people take off their bumpers when offroad, and a body lift helps that reason.
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i understand, but a more practical lift would be all suspension and maybe one or 2 inches of body lift...around where i am, all i see is cj's with a 4 inch body lift and 33's than have no articulation or old fords with a 4 inch bod lift and big tires, both of which have no suspension to handle the rigors of the offroad realm
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Old 07-11-2004, 01:31 PM #18
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Body lifts are mostly for looks,but they can also help you clear larger tires...so they aren't totally worthless. As for a sus. lift...they are worthless on an IFS. It would be more expensive to turn your IFS into a SFA, but it would be worth it if you were stuck between the two.
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Old 07-11-2004, 05:55 PM #19
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If you're going with a body lift and you do any type of offroading be sure to use fullsize spacers.
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Old 07-11-2004, 11:17 PM #20
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On the body lift, they say they shouldn't mix them with susp lifts? Should I ignore that disclaimer, and order it anyways? I see everyone still doing it, but im just seeing what you guys think.
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Old 07-11-2004, 11:26 PM #21
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On the body lift, they say they shouldn't mix them with susp lifts? Should I ignore that disclaimer, and order it anyways? I see everyone still doing it, but im just seeing what you guys think.
I've seen A LOT of people do it, never seen any problems with it.
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