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    Default 2 inch lift with 2 or 3 inch body lift

    i was just wondering if there is any one out there that has this or has seen a truck with the combo i am thinking about it not sure what to do if any one has pictures that would help

    2004 1500 silverado z71
    3inch lift 33inch bfg at ta ko
    flowmaster eghaust intake
    smoke third brake light and tail light
    15% tint on front windows
    and system

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    I would always shy away from a body lift they raise the rad.the lower shroud has to be cut or bottom half removed.the air gap between the bed and frame gets wider and the frame stick even farther out the bottom of the cab. you can spot these trucks all over please people lets stop this trend and keep our trucks TRUCKSS.... not show pieces made for pavment pounding

    99 tahoe 2 dr. 4x4 7.4 4L80-e NP246, SAS, dana 60 hp, sterling 10.5 rear, gibson headers, and alot of tricks of the trade !!!!!!IF YOU'RE NOT CHEATING YOUR NOT TRYING!!!!!!!!

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    Sr. Engineer ahm1127's Avatar
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    Pennsylvania, United States


    Go with suspension lift if you plan to use your truck as truck, use body lift if you want a sitting show truck. I have used both & will now only use suspension lift.
    Everyday I wake up is a great day! ;-)
    05' Chevy Suburban, 11' Ford Fiesta

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    i got no problem with body lifts, i usually only go with the 1in hockey puck trick but i helps when looking for a little more

    2003 Z71 Silverado LS
    Access roll up cover
    Bed Rails
    Billet Grill insert
    Bed Rug
    CB with PA system
    Waiting to be installed
    Two 8in RF HX2 punch( would have 12s but they got stolen)

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    Rochester, MN


    Here's a pic of my 97 suburban I had with a 1.5" suspension lift and 3" body lift on 35's
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    99 Silverado Z71 4.8
    2" Suspension lift (Add-a-leafs and leveling keys)
    Long tube headers with 3" offroad Y-Pipe
    Volant Cold Air Intake with Ram Air Intake Tube
    Jet Mass Air Flow Sensor
    Diablosport Predator Tuner

    Previous Truck:
    97 Suburban K1500
    3" Body lift
    2" Suspension Lift (Add-a-leafs and cranked up torsion bars)
    35" Yokohama M/T's
    K&N Intake
    Airraid Throttle Body Spacer
    Hypertech Programmer
    Dual Flowmasters

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    Jr. Mechanic SilveradoBrett's Avatar
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    If you have the money to do a suspension lift on an IFS truck ($700+ for a good one) it is the much better option. I also have no problems with body lifts, they are cheap, easy and quick. They sell frame gap covers for your wheel wells so you dont notice it so much. But it is what it is.... Body lifts are nice if you just want to run a little bit bigger tire but you will not see much in terms of offroad performance. Hope this helps! Good luck with the lift!
    1996 Chevy K1500 Silverado Z71
    -248000 miles
    -The legendary 350 small block V8 (5.7L)
    -Sound System with a 10'' kicker L5 sub and 1300W amp in a sealed box

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    Sr. Mechanic larryleeUSN's Avatar
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    Now stationed in Mayport,Florida


    body lifts are all preference. i never liked them but i thought id give them a try. i have a body lift on top of my suspension lift and leveling kit and i love it. sits pretty high and i still use my truck as a truck. my truck has a lil over 30,000 miles on it and half of them were in the mud. i pull an 18 ft car trailer always loaded with a truck. no matter what you choose im sure you will be satisfied.

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    i have a 3inch body lift, as well as a 1.5/2 inch susp. "lift". its mostly body lift, but it isnt just a "pavement pounder", it sees a fair bit of offroad. i never really liked the gap between the box and frame, but i have left it open for two reasons. when i take it mudding, that would just be another spot to collect mud, and be harder to clean, i store my ramps that i use to get my snowmobile it my truck there in the winter. i wish i had more lift for tire clearence. my 33's rub when i hit a deep hole off roading.
    Last edited by kawasaki_kid; 07-10-2009 at 09:51 PM.

    98 Silverado
    5.7 vortec
    14 bolt posi rear, with 373s
    33" wild countrys
    tube steps, chrome kit, fenderflares,
    chrome diff plate, window flares,
    2-10"Alpine TypeE, Alpine 450watt V-Power.

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