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I have a 2011 ram sport , with black pro comp wheels and 33" Toyo open country tires on it , with bilstein upfront set at the second highest setting . My question is, when u guys r putting on body lifts is everyone leaving there hitchs where they are at now or is there a way to move them up with out cutting and welding stuff together. I know I will need to get the exhaust moved up or get pieces that bend up so it ends up closer to the bumper . I'm only looking to get alittle more wheel well gap and plan on sticking with a 33" tire .
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WHY????

Body lifts look cheap and don't help with ANYTHING!
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I have the 3" performance accessories lift and I didn't bother lifting the hitch, it looks fine. The pipes are easy, just loosen the joint behind the bumper and bump it up untill the gap closes...
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Body lifts look cheap and don't help with ANYTHING!
I do about 99% of my driving on the road and the other 1% I am on trails and fields on my property , so I'm not really needing a lift , but I just wanted a little more wheel well gap . I didn't think the bodylifts looked bad at all on the newer trucks .
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I have the 3" performance accessories lift and I didn't bother lifting the hitch, it looks fine. The pipes are easy, just loosen the joint behind the bumper and bump it up untill the gap closes...
Thanks for answering the question and and give some useful info. Do u happen to have a pic of the rear bumper and hitch ?
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i dont think the body lifts look bad either i plan on it in the spring myself with the plastic wheeel well cover in the rear it hides the gap alot better but i will get the front gap gaurd to keep crap out of the engine bay also dodge body doesnt expose frame like chev still looks nice and clean in my eye
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Lets see some pics!
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Body lifts look cheap and don't help with ANYTHING!
What makes it looks cheap?
They certainly help with 1) getting your truck higher 2) clear larger wheels 3) cost less than an actual lift kit (for those who don't require a full blown kit) 4)well...there are other benefits but ill leave it with those

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I have the 3" performance accessories lift and I didn't bother lifting the hitch, it looks fine. The pipes are easy, just loosen the joint behind the bumper and bump it up untill the gap closes...
The thing with the 4th gens is they hide the body lifts well.
The hitch does not look bad as wilhavens said ^^ but you will certainly need to adjust your tips up
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i dont think the body lifts look bad either i plan on it in the spring myself with the plastic wheeel well cover in the rear it hides the gap alot better but i will get the front gap gaurd to keep crap out of the engine bay also dodge body doesnt expose frame like chev still looks nice and clean in my eye
Its. It as bad on the front when used with a leveling kit. It's much more apparent with a lift kit, near maxed Bilsteins and then body lift.....like it was in mine.
But I've seen it on with just a 2.5" spacer and it was not as bad as mine.
Try it first and then grab EM if you are still not satisfied. Either way, they are inexpensive and easy to mount up
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I'll shoot some up close around the truck today after I install my Mopar seat covers (AKA: Weimaraner drool barriers)...

I also have the Hell Bent Steel leveling kit on mine and until I read the comments about the gaps it never dawned on me that the bay was exposed...I guess when uncle sam decides to send me my tax returns ill have to do something about that.

I am running the original wheels with 35s but I intend to install factory flares and aftermarket wheels that will space the tires out a little more.

I would highly recommend the AIRLIFT rear support bags, best 80 bucks I ever spent on the truck. I tow an enclosed single axle ATV trailer and it is nose heavy so the ability to level it on demand is great...
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