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Put a body lift on my truck

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by farmerkev, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. farmerkev

    farmerkev Senior Member
    Messages: 847

    This isnt a plow truck, but it is what gets me and my snowblower/shovels around. I finished my 3" body lift yesterday, well other than extending the fuel filler neck its done.



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  2. farmerkev

    farmerkev Senior Member
    Messages: 847

  3. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,734

    Ya need to get gap guards, raise your rear bumper, then gets some different wheels and tires and your set.
     
  4. LawnProLandscapes

    LawnProLandscapes PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    hey man your plate's falling off the front , you might want to fix that before you get yourself another ticket.
     
  5. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    Looks like a good start. Now all you need is some gap gaurds, bigger tires, and to do something about the gap in that rear bumper.
     
  6. farmerkev

    farmerkev Senior Member
    Messages: 847

    Bigger tires will be comming when I can afford them, gap guards arent the biggest priority right now. The Wheels are going to stay. I think for the back bumper, Im going to get a piece of diamond plate from my welding class and bolt it in the gap, with brake lights, turn signals, and bigger backups, pointed down a little. I can plug it into the trailer wiring.

    I also want to get front springs from a 1 ton, or something to raise it up.
     
  7. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,734

    Why don't you just raise the back bumper? It will look cleaner with the bumper back up where it's supposed to be then a peice of diamond plate filled with lights stuffed in there.

    Any reason your keeping the wheels? I think a bit nicer of a wheel would make the truck look better. The black kinda makes it look not as nice I think.
     
  8. farmerkev

    farmerkev Senior Member
    Messages: 847

    Thats what alot of people tell me about the wheels, but I really like the black wheels. Im thinking of having my uncle sandblast them so I can do a better job at painting them, and then get new lugs for them. Ill see. Im also not sure on the bumper thing, I dont want to mess with the exaust, and if i raise the bumper Ill need to raise the exaust. Ill see.
     
  9. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,734

    It can't be to hard to change your exhaust. Or just dump it before the axle with some turndowns.
     
  10. farmerkev

    farmerkev Senior Member
    Messages: 847

    I could never get rid of the tips!:eek:
     
  11. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,734

    Why not? It shouldn't be to hard to move them up 3". I used to have dual exhaust exits on my truck, and this time I dumped my exhaust before the axle and have never missed the tips. And I think the truck looks much cleaner that away.
     
  12. farmerkev

    farmerkev Senior Member
    Messages: 847

    The tips are the best feature of the truck (other than the awesome bed sides) I might rasie them and the bumper, but I wont get rid of them.
     
  13. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,734

    That's not saying much about the truck then if 2 exhaust tips are the best thing.
     
  14. William B.

    William B. Senior Member
    from S.E. IA
    Messages: 978

    It's his truck, let him do what he wants with it.
     
  15. farmerkev

    farmerkev Senior Member
    Messages: 847

    Maybe putting a gooseneck in it would make it better?

    3/4 TON's FTW!!!!
     
  16. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,734

    Not to be an ass but your truck isn't anything better then mine. You still have the same trans, smaller motor, 2wd. You do have a stronger rear axle, and a gvwr around 1k higher then mine iirc. Your truck is a 3/4ton, I won't disagree. You have the light 3/4ton version though which is mostly a half ton on some minor steroids, still no where close to the normal 8 lug 3/4tons with a better trans, even higher gvwr, and possibly a different frame steel thickness.
     
  17. farmerkev

    farmerkev Senior Member
    Messages: 847

    True that, mines still better suited for a gooseneck IMO. But honestly you use your truck enough, just get a 3/4 ton.
     
  18. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,734

    What gears does your truck have in the rear axle? 3.73's or 4.10s?

    I'd like a 3/4ton but I'm sure I'll over work that also. wesport

    I want a 4wd c4500 chevy with the dmax. :D
     
  19. farmerkev

    farmerkev Senior Member
    Messages: 847

    Couldnt tell you what gears I have. get a 4500, youll have no problems with size anymore!
     
  20. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,734

    I think an older monroe 4x4 converted 3500hd might be good and cheaper. 15k gvwr. Swap out the 6.5 for a 12v cummins with the nv4500. Blizzard 8611 and I should be good to go.:D