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Re: 4x4 guys only, no pansy sportscars here...
« Reply #20 on: November 30, 2011, 10:20:58 AM »
Yep, finally got it.  I want to eventually get a lift, but I don't know much about cars and have no idea how much it would cost or how to go about doing it.

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« Reply #21 on: November 30, 2011, 11:52:18 AM »
how much do you want to lift it? how much do you want to wheel it?

you can lift it for a few $100, enough to fit some 33s. and this kind of basic lift is completely bolt-on and can be installed with basic hand tools. the jeep aftermarket is so expansive it will make your head hurt.

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« Reply #22 on: November 30, 2011, 08:15:27 PM »
Boy that's the truth. I think you can get a bathroom for a Jeep! Big difference in price and performance between a body lift and a suspension lift. Mine only has a body lift right now. Eventually when the wife aint lookin I will turn it into a suspension lift.

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« Reply #23 on: November 30, 2011, 09:53:05 PM »
Boy that's the truth. I think you can get a bathroom for a Jeep! Big difference in price and performance between a body lift and a suspension lift. Mine only has a body lift right now. Eventually when the wife aint lookin I will turn it into a suspension lift.

Yeah I talked to a guy at work about it today, and I think I'll end up putting a body lift on it for now.  Maybe after I come back from Boot Camp I'll reward myself with a suspension lift.

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Re: 4x4 guys only, no pansy sportscars here...
« Reply #24 on: February 27, 2012, 07:56:46 AM »
Boy that's the truth. I think you can get a bathroom for a Jeep! Big difference in price and performance between a body lift and a suspension lift. Mine only has a body lift right now. Eventually when the wife aint lookin I will turn it into a suspension lift.

Yeah I talked to a guy at work about it today, and I think I'll end up putting a body lift on it for now.  Maybe after I come back from Boot Camp I'll reward myself with a suspension lift.

Never a good idea to do a body lift, bad mojo if you ever get seriously twisty, take it from a guy who's ran many a trail rated 5+ and used to design and build custom suspensions for rockcrawlers. Suspension lifts are very cheap for jeeps and chevy's, and they typically add suspension travel, not just clearance for larger tires.
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Re: 4x4 guys only, no pansy sportscars here...
« Reply #25 on: March 27, 2012, 01:44:35 PM »
All of my vehicles are 4x4.  This is baby truck.   Nothing special, but I like it.  Now if I can just get it back from youngest granddaughter, who borrowed it a few months ago.  Yeah,,,a softie...





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Re: 4x4 guys only, no pansy sportscars here...
« Reply #26 on: July 27, 2012, 05:13:52 PM »
Here is a few of my truck and my son's truck.

My 2012 Tacoma Offroad 4x4 - Has Bilstein 5100's, Eibach front coils, Air bags in the rear, 7-pin relocated behind a flip up license bracket, Mickey Thompson ATZ's 32":



My son's 2007 Sport 4x4 - Bilstein 5100's lifted 1.75", rear air bags, 7-pin relocate, Mickey Thompson ATZ 32":



Recently added bracket for a high lift jack:



And a set of BAMF Sliders - Had to wait forever, but the quality was worth it!









Have the hi-lift jack brackets for my truck, haven't installed yet.  Was waiting to see what I thought of the sliders on my son's truck first.  I like 'em!  Offer a lot of protection, greatly increase recovery options.  I think they look good and God help the moron that flings his door into your truck in the parking lot!

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Re: 4x4 guys only, no pansy sportscars here...
« Reply #27 on: July 27, 2012, 05:20:28 PM »
In all the wheeling I've done, we've never used the sliders to aid in recovery, except for righting a rollover. If you really want to be prepared, get some bumpers with recovery points, or at the least get some heavy duty recovery points that won't interfere with the stock bumper. A receiver-mount shackle adapter is great if you have a rear hitch.

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« Reply #28 on: July 27, 2012, 05:29:18 PM »
Already there front & back on both trucks.

Recovery depends on how you get stuck and who you've got with you (sometimes your wheeling for recreation, sometimes your alone trying to get through the woods to go hunting).  They give you options.

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« Reply #29 on: July 27, 2012, 05:40:06 PM »
I always try to talk people out of body lifts.  But around here it's usually some kids 2wd that Daddy is paying for to look cool. Ugh.

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« Reply #30 on: July 27, 2012, 05:40:25 PM »
What are you using for the rear recovery point?

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« Reply #31 on: July 27, 2012, 05:40:59 PM »
I always try to talk people out of body lifts.  But around here it's usually some kids 2wd that Daddy is paying for to look cool. Ugh.



a little late to the party Jeb. but ya, i don't like body lifts either.

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« Reply #32 on: July 27, 2012, 05:51:30 PM »
What are you using for the rear recovery point?

Receiver hitch - only have one receiver shackle, but pin through a strap loop works almost as well. 

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« Reply #33 on: July 27, 2012, 06:06:37 PM »
I actually prefer the pin through the shackle loop. I use a 5/8in grade-8 bolt just for peace of mind. I've seen some hitch pins bend, but pretty much only when you have a 10klb diesel hitting it with a 20mph running start! lol

The pin through the loop is also a lot quicker.

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« Reply #34 on: July 27, 2012, 06:17:47 PM »
Lmao, yeah I didn't read the dates apparently. I guess I missed this thread for a WHILE!!!!  :facepalm:

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« Reply #35 on: July 27, 2012, 06:39:17 PM »
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« Reply #36 on: July 27, 2012, 06:48:01 PM »
That's ok. I brought my own.

Now I have to go back and read this whole thread. Lol.

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Re: 4x4 guys only, no pansy sportscars here...
« Reply #37 on: July 30, 2012, 11:05:17 AM »
I always try to talk people out of body lifts.  But around here it's usually some kids 2wd that Daddy is paying for to look cool. Ugh.

This.

Many times when I used to do it for a living, I would just turn them down cold. Still do lifts occasionally if the price is right, but won't do a body lift period for any amount of money, too much liability and it's just bad mechanics.
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Re: 4x4 guys only, no pansy sportscars here...
« Reply #38 on: July 27, 2015, 10:39:31 AM »
I'll bring this back from the dead. I got rid of my Tundra this weekend for a 2015 Sierra SLT, Z71, Texas Edition (That's a mouthful)
I got a great deal on it. Much smoother ride and comfort than the Tundra.

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« Reply #39 on: July 27, 2015, 11:11:02 AM »
Forgot to add to this thread when I got my RAM 1500 Lone Star 4x4:

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