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Posted: 01/17/20 01:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There are suspension lifts and body lifts:

A suspension lift will put everything higher except the axles and is generally preferred for real off road use. This will give you more problems when towing because of the tall receiver, sharper drive line angles and higher center of gravity.

A body lift leaves the frame and power train at stock height but uses spacers to raise the body higher. Although this is not as good for offroading, it will allow you to run taller tires with less hitch compensation required and the CG will stay closer to stock.

My opinion is that tow vehicles should not be lifted but for those that do, using a body lift will create less issues.


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Posted: 01/17/20 02:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What he said^.
But most importantly, if you do a body lift on your truck, you’ll look like your rednek cousin Joe Dirt from down n the holler! All you’ll need is the mullet and a pack of Winston lights to complete the look. Still cheaper than a suspension lift !


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Posted: 01/17/20 09:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Grit dog wrote:

Rough country lifts are on the bargain end of the spectrum.


Ditto.

There's a reason the word Rough is in their name. That's the ride quality you get with a low end lift kit.


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Posted: 01/18/20 07:15am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

EgoLifts! Check them out on the web.

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Posted: 01/18/20 08:11am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The purpose of the lift is ________________________ ?





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Posted: 01/18/20 08:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I think I covered that on the post ahead of yours^.

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Me Again wrote:

EgoLifts! Check them out on the web.

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Then what's holding you back?

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FishOnOne wrote:

Me Again wrote:

EgoLifts! Check them out on the web.

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Then what's holding you back?

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Fish your sig line still says 2012 Ford!

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Posted: 01/21/20 12:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Lotta $ and some craftsmanship into those trucks.
Maybe some guys "thing" isn't Edsels, Hudsons and Hupmobiles either....





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Posted: 01/23/20 01:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I lifted my truck and went with 35's and with stock 3.73 gears, it's now a marginal tow vehicle but **** does it look good.

Oh to the topic:
Rough country lifts are affordable.

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