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Body Lift, yes or no?

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Old 04-23-2013, 10:19 PM
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Well been stuck for the last month on if i should invest in a body lift or not. Would like the extra tire clearance for some wheels so i dont have to trim the fenders but really dont need the lift. Just wanted to see what everyone else thinks, should i go with the lift or spend the money on other exterior parts i want?
 
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I just recently did a 2 inch PA body lift on my 96 s10 4 door. Wasn't a tough job and I am now able to fit 31s no problem. If you're looking for more look than performance I'd say do the body lift. I just ordered a RC 2.5 inch kit will be installing shortly.
 
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What will you do about the back bumper? If you are looking for a better performing vehicle in terms of gas milage acceleration and cornering. Id say nix the lift. Bigger tires hint at bigger brakes and a little lower gearing.
 
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Old 04-26-2013, 05:03 PM
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I've never been a huge fan of body lifts, myself. You gain room for bigger tires, I guess, but no ground clearance. (Other than that from the tires.) just get out the sawzall and start the surgery! You'll have plenty of room for tires, then!
 
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You can effectively trim your fenders and then invest in a new set of fender flares to make it look professional and give it a rugged look.

You should buy the fender flares first... so you can use them as a template. lol

btw if you'd like to see what it would look like trimmed with flares I'd love to take on the task. Its not something that I've done yet!
 

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Thanks for the comments guys. Ive been busy the last couple of days so havent been able to get on here, i aready fit 31s with the tbar crank and aal was just wondering what everyone thought of the look but think im gonna go with youll and stick with making her more trail worthy with lights and guards. Appreciate all the advice its good to have other opinions to go off.
 
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#ChevyBlazerChick, I would love to see how you could trim and fit flares i kinda have an idea but pics would be awesome of it already done.
 
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Originally Posted by BoDog89 View Post
#ChevyBlazerChick, I would love to see how you could trim and fit flares i kinda have an idea but pics would be awesome of it already done.
Totally, just give me a good recent side picture of the truck and I will do it today if I can make time!
 
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