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Old 01-04-2010, 10:31 PM
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Default Body lift still able to tow?

Ay guys got a quick question. If i were to get a body lift i can still use my tow hitch rite? Like the aftermarket heavier duty one below the bumper, not the one built into the bumper.
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Old 01-04-2010, 11:59 PM
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Yea

Remeber a body lift is just that. It lifts the body off the frame. Since a hitch is mounted to the frame, it will have no effect on oyur towing So feel free to tow what ever you want
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Old 01-05-2010, 12:35 PM
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yes your tow hitch is perfectly fine. your bumper with the new brackets is just for looks it cant not tow or doesnt hold up to well in an impact either
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doesnt hold up to well in an impact either
do not, i'll repeat... DO NOT back into anything after body lift... it sucks beyond belief.
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Old 01-05-2010, 01:22 PM
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if u modify the stock hitch after a bodylift weld that thing dont just bolt it together
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Old 01-05-2010, 03:48 PM
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Wat do u mean wield vs bolt? Idk how it is on there now. Im not gonna have ta monkey around w/ my hitch when im putting the body lift in am i? Can i jus leave it alone and put the body lift on?
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If you have a factory hitch and you body lift it will then hang lower due to the lift.

So you cut the mounts off then lower them down you need to bolt it back together but you must weld it also for it to be strong enough


Before modding the hitch after lift


After cutting bolting and welding
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Old 01-05-2010, 04:26 PM
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Holy wow that is really low... Ok those pics completley cleared that up.. it'll still work tho rite w/o raising the hitch up? i don't have a wielder.. =/ thanks
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Old 01-05-2010, 04:28 PM
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Ya it will function the same way just look like crap hanging down so low

You could probably get a muffler shop to weld it up for cheap. Just have to weld the seams up just 4 beads total.
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Old 01-05-2010, 04:44 PM
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ohh really?? how much is cheap? i'll prolly have to do that then
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Old 01-05-2010, 04:50 PM
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I would call I would say possibly find a place that would do it for free. but if they charge no more than 30 dollars.
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Old 01-05-2010, 04:58 PM
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ohh thats no prob then.. easy. haha Thanks!
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Old 01-05-2010, 05:00 PM
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Just be sure to cut it right so you can then bolt it back together and then weld it.

I got pictures of mine when I cut it I can post up later
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Old 01-05-2010, 05:32 PM
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Haha i would jus let them do it.. lol who ever does it haha. but ya pics would deff give me a good idea. i learn that way
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Old 01-05-2010, 05:44 PM
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I highly doubt a place that welds it would also cut it.
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