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Old 10-20-2014, 08:44 AM
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Hey Guys

Got around to installing the the Performance Accessories 3" body lift kit on my 2012 Ram 1500.

I started at 9am and finished at 6pm on a cool Maryland October Saturday. Before the BL went on I had bilsteins set at 2.8", Zone 6" w/ 5" rear suspension lift, Fuel Hostages 20x10 -24 offset, Toyo Open Country MT 35x12.50R20. Seems to be pretty standard.

As you can see from the photos a 3" body lift does not sound too big but when you see the way the truck sits with one side done this thing is massive.

I priced the PA lift around a few places but ultimately found it on sale on eBay for $337 which included free shipping. The money I saved I picked up some PA gap guards for the front to cover a very small area of the engine bay that is exposed.









I am not sure if I am going to raise the exhaust tips up.. I actually like they way it looks hanging a bit lower. No big deal.

There is no noticeable gap in the rear fender wells.. The front is exposed a bit but the PA gap guards will cover that.

Breaking down the front and rear bumper was simple.. The more tedious part was putting them back on and all the fasteners. The instructions were shitty but nothing anyone could not do themselves by watching a youtube video. The rear blocks required welding.

The body aligned perfectly. If anyone wants to see a photo of something let me know and I will post some more.
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looks good. Im thinking about going with the same setup and was worried that 35s would look small, but i like the look
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I had the same thoughts but 35"s definitely do not look small IMO.
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Looks great man! How hard was the front bumper? That's something that would worry me on the Sport and Express models with the covered bumper.
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Looks great man! How hard was the front bumper? That's something that would worry me on the Sport and Express models with the covered bumper.

thanks man!

not difficult at all.. i was more confused w/ the instructions that were included. PA listed the install time to be about 5-7hrs to complete.. it took a solid 9hrs for me but that was due to removing the front fender liners and all the fasteners and some things that didnt apply to my truck. i took it slow but made sure it was done correctly. any cut i made was sanded and painted.

3" at least in my head did not sound like that much but just seeing the way it sits w/ 1 side done was really surprising.
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Yep, 3 inches makes a big difference. Are you planning on 37's?
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Yes I plan on 37's.. I am hoping to sell my 35's Toyo MTs soon.
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That looks Sweet.
An FYI, 37's will look small
I ran em on mine when I had 11"
I'd run 38" if your gearing allows
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Nice look
Do you have power adjustable pedals
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