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post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old 12-15-2008, 11:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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I am now looking at body lifts since I can't really afford a suspension lift lol. There is a chance I could get the kit for free through a website I'm on (www.starvingracers.com) so I would only have to pay for install. I was told from a shop that install would be 13 hours . I imagine I couldn't do it myself having only basic tools....

How long does a body lift install usually take?

Here are 2 I found, which one should I go for?

Summit Racing body lift kit: comes w/ frnt and rear bumper brackets and steering extensions

PA body lift kit: Same components as 1st

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post #2 of 39 (permalink) Old 12-15-2008, 11:43 PM
 
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the PA bodylift is what im getting for the explorer (yea an explorer it will work lol) havent got it yet tho should be in the mail. 13hrs is stretching it for a prof shop it can be done in 8/9 hrs

just undo one side completly losen off the otherside but do not remove install spacers handtight take off loose side install spacers and tighten down, you may need to lengthin your breaklines/others or may not


sorry that 8/9 hrs is on an explorer so your hardest parts the cab, your box wont take long at all


most guys ive herd rather use the PA lift dnt know why tho 100%
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to add once you do the lift your rear bumper is useless you cant/shouldnt tow with it as the new mounts arent tow rated, so look into a reese style hitch if you plan to tow stuff
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I have the P/A kit on my truck I believe the Summit kit is made by P/A time wise it took me a weekend doing it myself taking lots of time to do it

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with respect to towing, if you have a factory hitch, is that effected by installing a body lift?
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with respect to towing, if you have a factory hitch, is that effected by installing a body lift?
As long as it is a frame mounted hicth your fine

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with respect to towing, if you have a factory hitch, is that effected by installing a body lift?
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As long as it is a frame mounted hicth your fine
But it will hang down below the bumper. Looks silly IMO

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My hitch is frame mounted (came with the truck).

I have the two tow hooks in front of the truck...
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how much lift were you going for?2"lift on susp is a lot easier than body lift.


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post #10 of 39 (permalink) Old 12-16-2008, 01:42 AM Thread Starter
 
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How hard would it be to do a 2-3" custom suspension lift? Can it be custom made?
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