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    Default questioning about doing a body lift kit

    Im thinking about doing a 3 in body lift on my truck ... is there a specific brand that is good to do or are the cheap ebay ones good? Is it pretty simple to install without a car lift? Need some help on this to decide if I'm gonna do it or not

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    very easy to install. I can do one in a few hours, but allow yourself a full day if you have never done one. You need no hoist. Just some basic tools, a bunch of blocks of wood, a floor jack, and a friend to help. There are tons of lifts out there. The difference between the cheap no name brands and the more expensive brands are things like: Material used for blocks, replacement bolt quality, bumper brackets included in the better kits. I have a performance accessories kit on my 95. I have installed a bunch of different brands. I like performance accessories and trail master kits the best. A few of the trailmaster kits I installed came with aluminum blocks. So, I say look at what comes in the cheap kit. Does it have front and rear bumper brackets? some only come with front brackets. Does it have the proper hardware to modify your fan shroud? Does it come with a steering shaft extension piece? If you have the 4x4 shifter on the floor, does it come with an extension for that rod? (many times never installed because it will work without it in most cases and many of them involve welding to install). You may also want to look at "lift lips" or something like that , they cover the gaps created by the body lift.
    Last edited by Pikey; 09-25-2013 at 09:01 AM.

    1995 Silverado 4x4
    6" BDS Suspension Lift-3" Body Lift-Add A Leaf in rear -Trailmaster SSV Shocks-Duel Steering Stabilizer Kit -AirAid Cold air intake-
    4.56 Gears with Detroit Auburn Locker-Pro-Comp Traction Bars with duel shocks-Aluminum Skid Plate Kit-38.5" x 16.5" Mickey Thompson Baja Claws-Constant Dropping fuel gauge

    2005 Yukon XL Jet Power Programmer, Bilstein Shocks, Bilstein rear springs, Helwig Anti-sway bars, EGR Window Visors, EGR Hood Shield, Denali Headlights, Headlight harness upgrade, GE NightHawk Bulbs, White Night Rear lighting system, Russell Braided SS brake lines, PowerStop Brake pads, PowerStop cross drilled and Slotted Rotors,
    2002 Silverado ext cab 2wd (Sold)
    2003 Yukon XL (Totaled)

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