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Old 10-19-2012, 06:35 PM
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Default Body Lift Kit Pros vs Cons

I am looking into a body lift kit, a PA one in particular. Has anyone installed this and could give me some feedback? Also, what are some pros and cons of a body lift kit? Would it hurt the longevity of other components of the truck? Thanks
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Old 10-19-2012, 06:51 PM
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Default Re: Body Lift Kit Pros vs Cons

I have the PA kit on my truck. Not too hard to do. Just remember to soak all the bolts with PB blaster for at least a week before you do it. A good impact and torches help alot to get those stubborn bolts out. Cant really see anything that would impact the longevity of the truck. You are just lifting the body up.
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Old 10-21-2012, 11:00 AM
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Have you noticed a difference in your gas milage by raising it?
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Old 10-21-2012, 11:43 AM
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Lifting won't hurt the gas mileage. Bigger tires will.
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Old 10-21-2012, 02:25 PM
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Default Re: Body Lift Kit Pros vs Cons

pro's:
-lift
-cheap
-great for the look
-keeps stock ride quality

con's:
-no added frame ground clearance
-cheap/cheesy
-more visible frame
-big gaps visible thru wheel well of the bed
-no added performance, strength, etc. for off roading
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Okay thanks. what about cranking the torsion bars?
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Okay thanks. what about cranking the torsion bars?
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