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Difference between a lift kit or body lift

Sorry in advance, but what's the Difference between a lift kit or body lift?

If you can also post pictures to show the difference that would be awesome!!
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Re: Difference between a lift kit or body lift

Oh and what is involved in doing either of them.
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Re: Difference between a lift kit or body lift

Body Lifts Kits vs Suspension Lift Kits

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Re: Difference between a lift kit or body lift

A body lift is just that, lifts the body a little higher or to level if from the frame.
A full lift kit lifts everything in suspension to provide more ground clearance and suspension travel.
A body lift will allow bigger tires so may provide a 1" or 2 more ground clearance but will not change suspension travel.
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Re: Difference between a lift kit or body lift

In a nut shell Body Lift = BS and Lift Kit = Win or both for a double win

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Re: Difference between a lift kit or body lift

this may help: FC Cruiser Lifts Explained

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Re: Difference between a lift kit or body lift

Do they make a body lift kit in 3"
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Re: Difference between a lift kit or body lift

I guess this is what you are asking about, but most folks won't recommend it --

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It's always better to save up for a true 3" suspension lift, like an OME kit. Or level the front with OME 883 springs for $170 until you can afford the full lift.

Then again, if it is just about economics and you are doing it for appearance, you probably could get away with the Revtek.

I drove on Bilsteins and the OME 883 springs up front to level it with the rear -- and it was fine. Even had 285's stuffed in without any rubbing.

I mean, I think the Revtek 3" lift runs $400+. Save up another $400 and you could have the real OME 3" lift with new shocks and springs.

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Re: Difference between a lift kit or body lift

It looks like a simple kit, I wonder how hard the install is.
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Re: Difference between a lift kit or body lift

If you do a body lift, remember, the body is the only thing that's lifted. I know it sounds obvious, but you're going to have a bigger gap between the frame and the body. The bumpers and anything else mounted to the frame stays put. You'll have to live with the gap or find a solution to hiding it.

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