pics of NBS Silverado with body lift

Discussion in 'Lifted & Offroad Suspension' started by Jimbo74, May 2, 2009.

  1. Jimbo74

    Jimbo74 New Member

    if anybody has a 07 or newer silverado with a body lift i would greatly appreciate it if yall could send me sum pics. im thinkn bout putin a 3 inch body lift on my truck just like to see a truck with it already on there
  2. AJ's Sierra

    AJ's Sierra New Member

    i would highly recommend not getting a body lift, it really isnt that safe.
  3. masterfoxscout

    masterfoxscout New Member

    What exactly are you worried about with a body lift? You can get gap guards to fill in, and it looks like fine. I've been running one now for a long time and I have had no issues.

    As AJ has said, it does make it a little more top heavy as it changes the trucks COB. If you aren't making erratic moves, you will be fine.
  4. Jimbo74

    Jimbo74 New Member

    referring to ajsierra i had a body lift on my old 2001 for 7 years of the 8 that i owned the truck and never had any problems. i just would like to see a new body style with a body lift on it to see if i like the look. body lifts are safe.
  5. masterfoxscout

    masterfoxscout New Member

    I'm pretty sure that AllBlkdOut has a body lift on his NBS. It looks good. Check out his sig pic.
  6. Jimbo74

    Jimbo74 New Member

    thank you i check it out
  7. Pete95Sierra

    Pete95Sierra New Member

    i ran my body lift for 2 years without a problem. if they were really that unsafe they wouldnt make them.

    try and look at the photos
  8. aftriathlete

    aftriathlete New Member

    Correct me i'm wrong here guys, but isn't a body lift "safer" than a suspension lift? I'm just saying, if we're trying to compare the safety aspect -- a body lift keeps the heaviest components of the truck, the frame, suspension components, engine, and drivetrain all at the stock height, keeping the center of gravity lower than if you were to put the same height of a suspension lift on the truck, theoretically reducing your risk of rollovers and imrpoving handling. Not to mention the fact that suspension lifts could potentially (I'm just saying potentially, don't flame me) stress your existing suspension components, where a body lift won't. I know you're going for 2 different things here -- greater off-road clearance vs. greater clearance for larger tires and aesthetics. But I don't think the safety of a body lift should really be questioned.
  9. aftriathlete

    aftriathlete New Member

    Sorry, forgot to add that my future plans for my truck after I get back from my upcoming 5 month TDY is going to include a 2.5" leveling kit, then a 3" body lift so I can fit some 34-35" tires under there. Also contemplating putting one of the squires turbo systems on there as well. It would be fun to have a 480 hp silverado, huh?
  10. rstrem

    rstrem New Member

    hey jimbo, im in the same boat with my 07. if you get any pics, please pass them on to me.
  11. M1Tanker

    M1Tanker New Member

    I have a 2009 Silverado Z/71 4x4 and I have a 2.5" leveling kit on it and I am thinking about doing a 3" Body Lift also. Does anyone have pics and which brand do you all think is the best for the money? I am deployed right now am going to do it in a few months when I get home so any help would be wonderful.
    Thanks guys.
  12. Outrider

    Outrider New Member

    Just so you know, when you do a body lift you have to consider the front tow hooks, side step bars and rear trailer hitch. These are all things that don't move since they are attached to the frame. They all look silly 3 inches lower than the body.
  13. K15 Blazer Guy

    K15 Blazer Guy New Member

    after owning a lifted jeep with suspention problems, i may be serioulsy concidering a bodylift if i do decide on 35" tires....
    the only thing that concerns me about them is hearing things like "extending the steering shaft, and brake lines" i have seen that go very very bad.....
  14. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member

    I have installed multiple body lifts and never had to do anything with brake lines. The steering shaft extension is just an adapter. You unbolt the intermediate shaft, slide it back, insert the adapter, bolt it in place and you are good to go. I ran a body lift for 12 years on my 95 silverado, never had an issue, I did make erratic moves, and I took it offroad regularly, all 4 tires stayed on the ground. It allowed me to go from 35's to 38.5's.
  15. K15 Blazer Guy

    K15 Blazer Guy New Member

    thats good to hear =)
    i alredy did the tortion keys on my truck, next comes the rear add-leafs. im trying to refresh/stiffen the worn suspension, more than lift it. but if i WAS going to lift it for bigger tires, it would be a body lift... although.... then my stick shift would be lower.......
    crap! lol i just thought of that!
  16. silverhobey

    silverhobey New Member

    interesting thread, but as others sometimes say.........we want to see pics !!!!!!! Brian
  17. K15 Blazer Guy

    K15 Blazer Guy New Member

    Here is a pic of 3" suspension lift plus 3" of body lift..... i think it looks pretty ****
  18. silverhobey

    silverhobey New Member

    great that stands out pretty nice....if you asked me !!!! Brian from Canada
  19. K15 Blazer Guy

    K15 Blazer Guy New Member

    indeed! ;)
    i wanna see all those lights blaze on though lol. if a hybrid cut you off you could incinerate it!! XD LOL

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