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Old October 10th, 2006, 09:07 PM   #1
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2gen body lift

i have a 98 and want to do a 3" body lift on it

has anyone done this? what are things to look out for?
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Old October 11th, 2006, 05:40 AM   #2
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Basically everything. Brake lines, steering shaft length, etc, etc. I would not do it and stick to suspension mods.
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Old October 11th, 2006, 10:41 AM   #3
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The only thing I liked about the 3" body lift on my 95 Ram was the amount of space it opened up under the hood for maitenance...

Go suspension lift.
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Old October 11th, 2006, 12:05 PM   #4
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If all you want is a little bit of lift and don't plan on going higher, for the same price of a body lift you can buy 2" coil spacers for the front, and a lift block or addaleaf for the back.
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Old October 12th, 2006, 02:52 PM   #5
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well its going to be a street only truck...and i have a 3" suspension lift that i was gunna but on with the 3" body to run 37"s
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Old October 12th, 2006, 09:33 PM   #6
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Use a spacer in the front and then flip the rear shackle on top of the 3" lift.
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Old October 12th, 2006, 09:42 PM   #7
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i have no hatered for body lifts. that said i wont go more than 2" on my own truck. i think the biggest problem would be the steering shaft. Are the brake lines coiled up by the master like the older trucks? if so they will most likely be fine.might want to make sure there is slack in any harnes that goes down to the frame. your bumpers will look gay if you dont bring them up with the body IMHO. just take a look along the between the body and frame think will that streach 3 inches.

body lifts make trany removal a lot easier because you can then kinda reach the belhousing bolts.
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Old October 12th, 2006, 09:54 PM   #8
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dont you already have 37s on ur truck rob
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Old October 13th, 2006, 09:34 AM   #9
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no i sold my 95 and got a 98 2500
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Old October 13th, 2006, 10:30 PM   #10
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The best thing about putting the three inch bvody lift on a Ram is that there is no need for gap guards. I have one on mine and installed it with a friend in about 4 hours. You need to know how to weld to extend the 4x4 linkage and the shifter linkage. You dont have to do anything else with the brake lines. there is a few harnesses that you need to detach from the body but thats about the hardest part. I have had no problems as far as the body lift goes and my truck has been through some shit. I do however check the body bolts every now and then and I think that is important. I highly recomend it.
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