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Lift Kit For 2WD truck

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Old 06-01-2009, 07:10 PM
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thanks. ill start researching because tahts the next thing i would like to do to the truck. i think ill go with suspenion. because i have step rails and stuff and i still wanna be able to go off road
 
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it would be a piece of cake to make brackets for your steps
 
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heres awrite up for a body lift install on a 97....its 4x4 but the same as 2wd

http://pavementsucks.com/tech/bodylift.php
 
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If you want to off road get suspension lift!!
 
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olyelr has suspension and body and he offroads......i think he said his has been on for quite some time with no problems
 
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The only issue with a body lift when offroading is that you are creating excess stress on the body due to the increase in distance between the body and the frame. Unless you are jumping your truck then you shouldn't have a problem with a body lift and suspension. The reason they don't recommend both lifts combined is because you are creating a higher center of gravity and are more prone to rolling over. If you don't drive like a nut and remember that your trucks weight differential has changed to a higher center of gravity and drive appropriately you will be fine. Just my humble opinion.
 
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Originally Posted by dakotas ram View Post
olyelr has suspension and body and he offroads......i think he said his has been on for quite some time with no problems
He is also a 4x4 the nose of his truck is not making pot hole in the ground when he goes over bump. If I was lifting a 4x2 SUSPENSION!!! The body lift the nose of the truck will still be in the dirt. The suspension will take care of both. Leveling the truck and picking it up.
 
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Oops. Didn't see that his was 4x2. Thanks for pointing that out. Yeah in that case I would agree that a suspension lift is the way to go. Otherwise like 4x45.9 said your front bumper will become a shovel when going over any kind of off angle bump. You just wouldn't have the approach/departure angle needed for offroad with just the body lift.
 
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Old 06-02-2009, 11:55 AM
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the kit comes with front bumper bracket that brings it up also.....?
 

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