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    Default Body lift installed!

    So a friend of mine and I spent about 7 hours installing my body lift yesterday. About 3 of those hours were spent just at the back end of the truck fighting both the spare tire and the rear bumper. I still need to adjust my front bumper, but I am pretty pleased with the results. It is only a 1.5" body lift, but that's all I needed/wanted to clear my tires.

    And a reference shot next to my dads pickup. His is squatting due to the large boat attached to it, but still ;)

    Next up is getting my fender flares installed! Waiting on my rocker liner to get here first. And I also need to get a new front grill since I broke a couple of clips that hold it on. Decided that instead of being gentle when pulling it off, I needed to use my he-man-woman-hater strength ;). I ziptied it for now and it doesn't move.
    Last edited by Jimmeh; 04-29-2012 at 01:45 PM.
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    Planned mods not in order
    2 inch lift|Custom front/rear bumper|hitch tire carrier|roof basket on topper, bars on cab|finish center console build|install Midland CB|Power options|Tint|Custom made raised bed in the bed of the truck|Lund LunarVisor
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    Looks good there Jimmeh. I'm usually not one for body lifts but yours looks good.

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    Looks good.
    In addition to the body/frame gap you'll probably notice the spare tire looks like it hangs down further. Thats why a lot of people start putting the spare in the bed.
    Even with the back of your dads truck squatting the difference in the front is still noticeable.

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    Oh yeah, the picture I didn't post!

    Put my old factory spare on Craigslist with a free factory spare tire hanger. My current full size spare with matching wheel is in the bed for now. Going to have a rear bumper built with spare tire carrier in the future.

    And since it is only a 1.5 inch body lift, I'm not too worried about the body gaps.

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