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All i found in my search for body lifts was a post by TK, but the follow up info sucked, so here is my posed question:
How much does a 3" body lift raise your center of gravity?
I currently run a 3", and my truck gets quite harry on almost anything, where i dont think it should. I have been debating with myself weather to take it off or not, expecally since I think 80% of my instability has to do with my trailmaster front springs. also, the amount of work to take it off is a pain. My shock mounts are mounted right next to the body (i need to re-do the rear one anyway) and the bumpers are mounted high, with the rear welded on (the front isnt doing much, it needs to be re-mounted BAD).

So how much does a BL raise your COG? Is it worth it to take it off?

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Garrett

BTW, my best friend is named sawzall. :flipoff2:
 

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bodylift=drivetrain lift+lower suspension lift with same belly clearance.

bodylift=sliders mounted up higher, chassis sits lower on rock, tires have better chance of gaining traction on tarmac below rock.

course all that could be remedied with a torch or sawzall as well...
 

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Too many factors go into play here.

My personal preference is that body lifts are ok....especially since you are able to raise the motor and T-cases and help tuck everything up under the frame rails a little better than stock. IF you aren't doing this, I'd say that a body lift doesn't matter....just start cutting :D Granted, you can raise everything without having a bodylift....that just takes too much work that I don't have time to do.

As for the bumpers....fawk'em, take a torch to 'em and rebuild like a madman. :flipoff2:

Good Luck....and remember, it's a matter of personal preference...and a compilation of your entire suspension geometry / axle size / tire size / blah blah blah.

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Bodylifts are OK.
I would pull it and cut down the blocks to 2 inches though.
then do a 2inch drivetrain lift with a budbuilt crossmember.
The biggest problem you got is probably not enough flex in your suspension.
What happens is if your springs are too stiff when you drive over a rock or whatever your spings keep your body paralel to your axle and you get all tippy instead of the axle just compressing the spring up.

body lift info
http://4crawler.cruiserpages.com/4x4/ForSale/BodyLiftKit.shtml

drivetrain lift info
http://4crawler.cruiserpages.com/4x4/CheapTricks/DrivetrainLift/index.shtml

budbuilt crossmember info
http://www.budbuilt.com/new/index.html

hope that helps
Paul.
 
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