macdaddykeefer wrote:i have a 3" on my 92 s10 and hate it...it was the worse thing i've ever done to my truck...since i've put it on my truck eats cv axles...and it rides rough as crap...my advice would be save your money and get a suspension lift that keeps all the factory angles...
a body lift doesnt directly change any of the factory steering angles. with the exception of cornering under speed due to body roll. the rough ride is normally due to the fact that the kits do not come with the rubber isolators. i have seen home made kits that used isolator to keep a fairly decent ride. i dont see how that body lift would make your vehicle go thru CV axles any quicker.
when it boils down to it a body lift is only good for looks. because with a 3 inch body lift you can only typically put tires under said vehicle that are onle 2-3 inches taller and not any wider. that means at best you are gaining 1.5 inches if ground clearance due to tire size, you still have the factory suspension articulation, and you are now more top heavy. all of that adds up to a rig that is not too good off road.
for the money you actually get more offroad capability for the $1000+ lift kits. you get all neccessary bracket and such to lift your truck a true 3-6 inches. that may only let you run tires that are3-4 inches taller than stock in some cases. that doesnt seem much better than a body lift until you realize that a suspention lift usually allows you to run wider tires. that lets you reduce you total ground pressure. that is a good thing offroad.
but in all reality, the best thing about a suspension lift is that you can get the newer springs and shocks (sometimes whole sway bars and traction bars) that allow your truck to handle ALMOST as good as stock with the new suspenion because it is designed to do so.
if you are wanting cheap with decent sized tires, get a body lift. if you want a good offroad right with the right tires and driving characteristics to handle it, save for a suspension lift.
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