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SHOULD I GO FOR IT, OR WOULD IT BE TOO MUCH HASSLE. I HAVE 33S NOW.
WHAT IS THE BIGGEST TIRES I COULD PULL WITH MY MOTOR. 400 WITH 4 BARRELL HOLLEY CARB. EDLEBROK INTAKE AND STARIGHT PIPES N SUCH
 

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Roman huh?:popc1: You could turn 49"s with that motor. The real question is what gears will let you're motor turn those tires. IMO, body lifts are a waste of plastic and good bolts/hardware.:thumbup
 

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With a 3" body lift - the minimum tire size you should run is a 44 inch Tire - the 400 should pull it just fine. No need to worry about axles, or gears. That's why it is called a dana 44 - that is the recommended size tire that Dana specs. Your brakes should be fine also. :goodfinge
 

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I like having a body lift on a truck. i ran my 86 For a while with just a three inch body lift. it makes some jobs easier to do on it too, pulling transmission, has tank, other smaller stuff too. i have a body lift ready to put on mine once i patch the floor a little more. i would run the body lift and 35's, but thats just me
 

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Is the truck nicer or more of a trail rig? I am guessing a trail rig by the want for 44's. I would just trime the fenders and run 35's and leave everything else stock.
 

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4" suspension lift, no body lilft and 38.5 TSLs on mine. Cut my fenderwells and installed Bushwacker flares. But that's just me. I hate the hassles of a body but I've done several on Early Broncos...
 

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with combo of body lift and trimming you can run 38's, that would be the biggest i'd run on stock axles, other wise, if you want bigger you should swap in one ton axles. the engine will have all the power you'll need, remember it's more about gearing than horse power.
 

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My experience with a body lift was on an 86. I put 33's on it when it was
totally stock and they rubbed so I had a 3" body lift put on it to clear the
tires better. I liked it since it moved my shifters down lower and the truck
felt high plus the ride didnt change much. The bad was the bumpers need
to be moved and motor noise increased a bit (inline 6).
 

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OK nay sayers I understand not liking a body lift but they are not useless. You say they only allow you to run bigger tires well that is the purpose and that is what a suspension lift does as well (with a few added benefits). With bigger tires comes greater ground clearance for your axles and you gain a lower center of gravity.

OK lets look at my 79 4" suspension and 3" body for a total of 7" of lift.



I will tell you if I had 7" of suspension lift only it would make the truck more tipsy. When I first lifted this truck it started as a 3" body lift and 35's. Then it went 4" suspension with a 3" body and 35's. Now it is on 38's.

Next step is 1 tons deaver 6" coils shackle flip and most likely 42's or 44's.

Don't be close minded to the function of a body lift. Most say they suck because they don't like the look of them well that don't mean they don't have their place. I love mine and I telling you it makes working on you rigs underside much simpler...

Does this mean I will put one under a mall crawler no I would not but put one on my wheeling rig yes. Worry about looks on your mall crawlers...
 

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OK nay sayers



Don't be close minded to the function of a body lift. Most say they suck because they don't like the look of them well that don't mean they don't have their place. I love mine and I telling you it makes working on you rigs underside much simpler...

Does this mean I will put one under a mall crawler no I would not but put one on my wheeling rig yes. Worry about looks on your mall crawlers...
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Me a naysayer? Not at all. Are they functional? Sure they are and as you pointed out Dale they serve there purpose. If I was building a wheeler I would also use a body lift. My biggest complaint about a body lift is the mall crawler's that use them. Nothing worse than looking at a big gap between the frame and tub.
 

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With a 3" body lift - the minimum tire size you should run is a 44 inch Tire - the 400 should pull it just fine. No need to worry about axles, or gears. That's why it is called a dana 44 - that is the recommended size tire that Dana specs. Your brakes should be fine also. :goodfinge
i run a 3" body lift. you have a stock truck. i have a 9" suspension lift. find me one bigger that bolts on. my brakes work fine:goodfinge. DON'T BE AN A$$. i am:chili:
 
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