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Old 11-17-2010, 01:23 PM
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I'm new to all of this and I still haven't gotten a truck but I will be purchasing one within the next few months. On that note, when I get it I want to lift it and so on. Where is a good place to get lift kits? What is the difference between body, level, and suspension lift kits? And also I came alone a site called roughcountry. Is that site any good? If not, what are some good ones?

Yes I do realize that I shouldn't really be looking into this kind of stuff already since I do not own a truck yet, but I just want to look around so when I do get it I know what to look for and what not. And I am sorry if I sound like a complete idiot..
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Local shops are often the best places to get a truck lifted if you plan on having the work done for you. A body lift is where the cab is raised farther off the frame via longer spacers. Body lifts can be used in conjunction with suspension lifts and leveling kits. A leveling kit is either spacers on top of coil springs or torsion bar keys, depending on what type suspension you have. All this does is raise the front of the truck so it's level with the rear. A full on suspension lift will raise the height of the front and rear of the truck. All are made so you gain clearance for larger tires and each setup has it's pluses and minuses. Now is a good time to start reading a few 4x4 magazines and educating yourself on each type of lift so you can decide what best suits you when the time comes. They will also have info on companies that make lifts such as Rough Country, Rancho, Skyjacker, Superlift and many others.
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Local shops are often the best places to get a truck lifted if you plan on having the work done for you. A body lift is where the cab is raised farther off the frame via longer spacers. Body lifts can be used in conjunction with suspension lifts and leveling kits. A leveling kit is either spacers on top of coil springs or torsion bar keys, depending on what type suspension you have. All this does is raise the front of the truck so it's level with the rear. A full on suspension lift will raise the height of the front and rear of the truck. All are made so you gain clearance for larger tires and each setup has it's pluses and minuses. Now is a good time to start reading a few 4x4 magazines and educating yourself on each type of lift so you can decide what best suits you when the time comes. They will also have info on companies that make lifts such as Rough Country, Rancho, Skyjacker, Superlift and many others.
Thank you sir.
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