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Old 05-30-2010, 11:44 AM
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Default body lift question

i was wondering if a body lift and a laveling kit fitt good togethere or mess with the gear ration or stearing or what way should i go becouse im in kinda in a budget i dont do much off roading but i like the looks does any one have any experience on adding a 3'' body lift and a 2.5' leveling kit i would like to hear and maybe see some pitures on body lifts
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Old 05-30-2010, 12:16 PM
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Suspension lifts + body lifts are done all the time.

One thing about body lifts is that all the fluid lines (brake, differential vents, etc) and the electrical conductors and connectors are a certain length. If you go too high with a body lift, in conjunction with a suspension lift; you'll end up having to lengthen all these fluid and electrical lines so they reach.

A suspension lift, with larger wheels and tires, will have a detrimental effect on performance by reason of additional unsprung weight. So, if you have a shorter (numerically) gear such as a 3.08 or 3.55, you may find you'll want a taller (numererically) gear such as a 3.73 or 3.92, to regain some of that low end performance. Also, a suspension lift may require resetting the pinion angles so you don't burn up Ujoints or bearings.

Your leveling kit + body lift dimensions are not extreme and this is easily doable.
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