Body Lifts arent bad at all. Im using a 3" under my 4runner. I will be able to tuck the 4.3 and the rest of the drivetrain up in it, be able to run my tailgate(bobed 12") mount my bumpers and sliders right off the frame ect...Plus I already have cut fenders,pounded seams, front axle moved forward and I can still rub 36"'s easy. I will have D60's and 40's under my 4runner so with out the body lift I would have to do major surgery. I still even have to cut more out to still be able to tuck the 40's. Something like these
i always thought a body lift was <IMG SRC="smilies/rainbow.gif" border="0"> , then i bought a budbuilt xcase croswmember bentup 2 inches higher and some motor mount spacers from roger brown. very effective additional 5 inches of belly clearance!!!!!!! it takes 10 extra inches of tire or 5 more inches of suspension lift to get that elsewhere in your buildup...
After cranking the torsion bars, it is a good idea to have your truck realigned because it changes the angle of your A arms, which in effect changes your camber, which would wear out one side of your tires faster. If you plan on wheeling it with the two inch body lift and no fender modifications, the tires will "self fit", which will either be more ugly or better looking (depending on how you look at it) than trimming the fenders. During my SAS I moved the axle forward 2" and compensated by trimming the fenders and front bumper 5" forward. I already had a 3 " body lift, which will allow room for the drivetrain lift, as mentioned above.
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