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Old 05-31-2011, 12:26 PM
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bighorn4life i have a question for you i am looking at the moto metal 955 in chrome thay are 20x10 with a -12 off set so will i have to add spacers to my truck so my stock tires will not rub. i plan on adding 35/12.5/20 .
Your putting them on there without a lift? They shouln't rub at all with stock tires. A -12 is pretty good.It will move the wheel out from the steering arms so I think you would be fine if you put 35's on it lol.
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Thanks, Crawler - really appreciate your input. So you've put a body lift on your Ram? I was under the impression that the body lift made the truck look kind of goofy for some reason, but your pic looks great. I'd be interested in seeing more pics of your truck if possible. So you're happy with your body lift? Andy drawbacks that I should be aware of? I definitely like the $ side of that. Thanks much!
The truck in the picture is from a local dealer who installs these kits. I don't have my half ton anymore, but still have my Cummins. I don't have any kind of lift kit on that, I just use it to tow my Jeep.

I had a 1500 with a "combo kit" that is a package of a 3" body lift, 2" leveling kit, and the urethane wheel well extensions called gap guards. The gap guards keep it from looking goofy. Also, the body lift itself is a kit that includes brackets to relocate the bumpers, an extension for the steering shaft, and all the other brackets and parts to complete the job.

Some guys buy just the body spacers to lift the body. That's not a "kit", but either they don't know better, or they are cheap and don't care that there is a gap between the bumpers and the body, and they can see through the wheel wells. Those home-brew kits are easier to spot, so it's understandable that people have a bad impression of body lifts.

The complete kits are not expensive. The combo kits with the body lift, leveling kit and gap guards are only about $600. A complete body lift with the bumper brackets, steering extension, etc can be had for about $350.

If you search the forum, there are a lot of guys here with body lifts that look great.
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The truck in the picture is from a local dealer who installs these kits. I don't have my half ton anymore, but still have my Cummins. I don't have any kind of lift kit on that, I just use it to tow my Jeep.

I had a 1500 with a "combo kit" that is a package of a 3" body lift, 2" leveling kit, and the urethane wheel well extensions called gap guards. The gap guards keep it from looking goofy. Also, the body lift itself is a kit that includes brackets to relocate the bumpers, an extension for the steering shaft, and all the other brackets and parts to complete the job.

Some guys buy just the body spacers to lift the body. That's not a "kit", but either they don't know better, or they are cheap and don't care that there is a gap between the bumpers and the body, and they can see through the wheel wells. Those home-brew kits are easier to spot, so it's understandable that people have a bad impression of body lifts.

The complete kits are not expensive. The combo kits with the body lift, leveling kit and gap guards are only about $600. A complete body lift with the bumper brackets, steering extension, etc can be had for about $350.

If you search the forum, there are a lot of guys here with body lifts that look great.
That's just the kind of input I was looking for - thanks much for your help!
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What about things like the brake lines and wiring, all those things that are mounted to the firewall, wouldn't that all have to be changed as well if ya lift the body?
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What about things like the brake lines and wiring, all those things that are mounted to the firewall, wouldn't that all have to be changed as well if ya lift the body?
All accounted for. Have you seen the video about these kits?

http://www.youtube.com/user/PerfAuto.../2/EiGbzcLrk6o
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Crawler Hawler i was going to do the same thing except i cannot decide on which leveling kit and body lift to get. anyway you can point me in the right direction?
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