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Old February 12th, 2008, 10:40 PM   #41
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You just raised a bunch of weight off the frame, there is now more torque on the mounts for when you make sudden stops, get in an accident, etc.


as a general rule its best to avoid them, but 2" isn't bad, its pretty much anything 3" and over when the problems will start to really show.
anything over 3" is illegal, that's why you don't see them sold over that!

I've installed 2 in s10's a 98 and a 95, it was pretty easy and they come with the bumper relocation brackets too! PA makes a good kit for the price! IMO
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Old February 12th, 2008, 10:49 PM   #42
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anything over 3" is illegal, that's why you don't see them sold over that!

there's probably a reason why they are illegal.
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Old February 12th, 2008, 10:51 PM   #43
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Sorry dude, you can believe that crap if you want, but a 3'' body lift is not going to cause any problems when you stop.
Yeah it will, If there is any more deflection over stock, it will eventually weaken the metal around that area quicker.
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Old February 12th, 2008, 11:22 PM   #44
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If I recall correctly each extra inch of BL compensates to a additional 100% torque load on the bolt. It seems I read that in the thread on another board, that guy with the waggy. Fresh rebuild of everything, he rolled it and the body separated from the frame. I'll try to find it.
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Old February 12th, 2008, 11:29 PM   #45
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Heres one pic and a quote from the board, still haven't found the thread.

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It should be noted that TreeSharks wag (the green one posted above) was going 70mph, and the body came off the frame because of the 3" body lift he had. As I recall, he only had minor scratches and bruising.

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He was on the highway cruising at highway speeds when a kid in a small car fell asleep at the wheel and clipped him the rear quarter. He spun, flipped and rolled. The body separated from the chasis at the body lift mounts. IIRC, the body lift was 3 inches.
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Old February 13th, 2008, 12:17 AM   #46
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Heres one pic and a quote from the board, still haven't found the thread.

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It should be noted that TreeSharks wag (the green one posted above) was going 70mph, and the body came off the frame because of the 3" body lift he had. As I recall, he only had minor scratches and bruising.

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He was on the highway cruising at highway speeds when a kid in a small car fell asleep at the wheel and clipped him the rear quarter. He spun, flipped and rolled. The body separated from the chasis at the body lift mounts. IIRC, the body lift was 3 inches.
yes, I seem to remember that one!
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Old February 13th, 2008, 12:41 AM   #47
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You shoulda called 1-888-281-0681 and asked for Kevin. I hear he's an ok guy sorta and might know a little about lifts. He could hook you up.
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Old February 13th, 2008, 04:38 AM   #48
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I'm thinkin from the looks of that pic, everything seperated from everything there and it may have happened either way. What's to say all of the bolts were torqued properly?
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Old February 13th, 2008, 05:19 AM   #49
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body lifts made from hockey puckz r00L!
personally i run a 4" Body lift on my XJ. it makes me cool :hahayoureanidiot:
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Old February 13th, 2008, 06:23 AM   #50
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I will be putting a 2in on my 85 s-dime blazer this spring. And will probably crank up the tortion bars a bit so i can fit my 30's under it with a bit of flex:tonka:
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Old February 13th, 2008, 06:26 AM   #51
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I'm thinkin from the looks of that pic, everything seperated from everything there and it may have happened either way. What's to say all of the bolts were torqued properly?
Once again I still can't find the write up but I THOUGHT that the body mounts actually ripped off. I really can't remember it was either that or the bolts(grade 8) sheared. I remember there was a discussion over whether it was better to use grade 8's or 5's. Something about 5's will give and bend whereas 8's don't give until they shear. I may be wrong on that though. Need Craigs input here as I'm sure he is alot more familiar with the story.
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Old February 13th, 2008, 07:04 AM   #52
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Doesn't matter if they are illegal or not, but in most cases body lifts are teh gheyness.
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Old February 13th, 2008, 09:02 AM   #53
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Sorry dude, you can believe that crap if you want, but a 3'' body lift is not going to cause any problems when you stop. In most cases a properly installed body lift will be safer than the same amount of suspension lift because the handling will remain very close to stock. When a customer tells me that they want to run bigger tires just for looks, I recommend a body lift every time.
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Old February 13th, 2008, 09:11 AM   #54
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body lifts made from hockey puckz r00L!
personally i run a 4" Body lift on my XJ. it makes me cool :hahayoureanidiot:
where did you get the bl for an xj? I need to get one of those! :tonka::tonka:
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Old February 13th, 2008, 09:17 AM   #55
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my only comment on BL's is that they sure make life easy when working under neath (pulling trannies, gas tanks, etc etc)
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Old February 13th, 2008, 09:20 AM   #56
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I like body lifts on trucks where you can crawl through the space between the frame and body
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Old February 13th, 2008, 09:24 AM   #57
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Yeah it will, If there is any more deflection over stock, it will eventually weaken the metal around that area quicker.
Like Michigan Salt wont?:tonka::tonka::tonka:
You are paranoid...........

If you don't like them, don't put them on your rig. If you do like them, make sure you are aware of the warnings. Hey, every Kit comes with that Bright orange sticker to stick in eye view of the driver. Do you have that sticker on your modified 4x4?
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Old February 13th, 2008, 09:25 AM   #58
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my only comment on BL's is that they sure make life easy when working under neath (pulling trannies, gas tanks, etc etc)
X2, makes it easy to get Spark plugs out.
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Old February 13th, 2008, 07:21 PM   #59
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first off lets blaze ur avitar kicks ass and second im only doing this body lift because i dont want to crank the piss outta my torsion bars .. im shure a bl is safer than a suspention so stiff its unsafe? ... any how i orderd it and its done and over with this weekend im going to get a bed then this spring its gettin painted and lifted ill post it in the rig build section as i go ... any one have wagon wheels in black i want some ... but i need to fix my 4x4 as i broke on the highway this mornin
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Old February 13th, 2008, 11:46 PM   #60
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Must of had a 3'' lift on the engine and trans, as they parted ways with the truck as well.:tonka:


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It should be noted that TreeSharks wag (the green one posted above) was going 70mph, and the body came off the frame because of the 3" body lift he had. As I recall, he only had minor scratches and bruising.

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He was on the highway cruising at highway speeds when a kid in a small car fell asleep at the wheel and clipped him the rear quarter. He spun, flipped and rolled. The body separated from the chasis at the body lift mounts. IIRC, the body lift was 3 inches.
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