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    Jr. Apprentice
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    Default Wanna Fab Body lift

    Hey guyz, im new to this forum. Last week I purchased my first Suburban. Its an 89 2wd. My ex-wife ended up takin my 2004 Suburban... Anyway, I was wondering if anyone out there could assist me in fabricating a 2" bodylift for my Burb. I cant see spending $200 for a buch of spacers and hardware. My question is what can I use as spacers. In lookin under her it appears as though all of the spacers will measure the same. Let me know if you can assist me.

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    Sorry about the burb. I'm sure you'll find the answer here.
    Morgan
    2010 Silverado Ext. Cab LTZ 2 WD 6 ft bed
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    It's a start!

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    If all your talking is $200 I say spend the money and do it right.

    Bobby - North Carolina
    2008 4x4 5.3L V8
    6" Suspension Lift and 1.5" Body Lift
    20x9 Ballistic Jesters w/35" Toyo Open Country MT's & 1.5" rear wheel spacers
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    Quote Originally Posted by canislupis69 View Post
    If all your talking is $200 I say spend the money and do it right.
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    I imagine you'd be spending at least that much trying to piece something together your self...... by the time you get whatever you wanted to try and use as the spacers, longer grade 8 bolts...... in cases like this it's better to go ahead and spend the money for something that is proven to work than maybe spend a little less money now and have something major go wrong with what you did and spend even more money later to re-do what you wanted done as well as fix any damage from something failing.....
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    Unless you have access to a pile of aluminum billet and a machine shop, just buy the kit. the days of the hockey-puck lifts are gone (thankfully!!!) They had a terrible propensity to split into several pieces and falling out...not good!

    Modern body kits will be engineered and much safer. Do it right the first time and just enjoy your ride...safely!
    Rob
    1999 Suburban C1500 LS 5.7 K&N filter, VentVisors, debadged aka "LAAT/i...Larty"
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    2006 Saturn Ion...the Wife's car.
    Empty spot that needs a Jeep...

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    lol.

    I saw a guy do a body lift with 4x4 *untreated* wood. on an old diesel burb.


    just get the kit, it comes with all the drop brackets and stuff you'll need.
    03 1500 Z71 5.3 - DD/Tow rig

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    i figured it out...I filled 12 Bud Light cans with concrete and simply used the existing hardware. I screwed it all together while the concrete was still wet so the concrete dried around the threads. Looks great. LOL....I did some shopping and found the kit for $127 at suspensionconnection.com..Fairly simple install....

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    at least u have a good taste in beer lol

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    Cool wanna fab body lift

    Is your LIFE worth $200.00?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharpshooterusmc View Post
    at least u have a good taste in beer lol
    gross, i hope your kidding. BL is the worst beer ever. Id rather drink PBR

    2008 Silverado
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