October 25, 2003people always have what they have done to their blazers. What is the difference between a suspension lift and a body lift, and what are the benifits.
Forums : Suspension : whats the difference (169 Views)
October 26, 2003Anyway you lift a vehicle you`re gonna change the center of gravity. I would think that a body lift would effect it less because 1.you are only lifting 3" at the most. 2. you are lifting the body not the frame. A suspension lift is by far the best way to go because it will allow more flex. Ground clearance is also increased with the tire size and a suspension lift will allow a bigger tire than a body lift.
October 26, 2003On-a-blazer-id-do-a-suspension-lift-before-a-body-lift-due-to-the-fact-the-body-on-a-blazer-has-more-weight-up-high-than-a-pickup
October 26, 2003body lifts are cheap and junk. suspension lifts allow more travel.
October 26, 2003haha Matt do you not have a space bar?
You are completely backwards on all of your thoughts! Think about it... A suspention lift lifts EVERYTHING except the axles. A body lift JUST lifts the body. So you think a body lift is raising your center of gravity? lol no. There is SO MUCH more weight lifted with suspention lift. Tranny, t-case, engine, frame, and the body on TOP of all that. A BL just raises the body. Its common sence.
Ease? Once again... Im confused! With a body lift, you have to extend shifting linkages, cut fan shroud, lengthen gas tank neck, and put 14 (i think) little spacers in there. You need several jacks, probably a cutting torch (faster ) a hammer, and a LOT of patience. Dont forget atleast 1 friend. It took me 2 days after school. From about 4pm to 8pm 2 days. I got everything by myself besides the bed box bolts but it was such a PITA. My suspention lift i used 1 solid jack, and had the front done in an hour and the rear in about 30 min. The only thing i didnt do, was extend brake lines at that time. The susp. lift was much easier, but thats just my opinion. I have did both to my truck and a few other lifts on other vehicles so i know how they go.
Now to 4x4Blaze, go with a suspention lift.
October 27, 2003Alright Mr. Critical, polyurethane, am I right? Same sh!t bushings are made out of. Lasts longer than rubber. And I may be wrong about changing the center of gravity, but suspension is still more stable than body lifts. Maybe it`s the way the body lift causes your body to sway compared to suspension. I was always told that it changes the center of gravity. I apoligize for any confusion 4x4Blazer. Please forgive me TruckWorld! I should be shot...
October 27, 2003A suspension lift works by lifting the truck frame higher in relation to the axles. This generally provides more suspension travel, better approach and departure angles, more clearance under the belly of the truck, better articulation, and sometimes better ride quality.
A body lift lifts the body higher off of the frame while leaving the frame and suspension unchanged. This just makes room for bigger tires with no added increase in suspension travel or articulation.
Suspension lifts are ALWAYS the best way to go because of the benifits they add but, they tend to be a bit more expensive.
October 27, 2003
quote:BANG!!!....J/K...what`s with people getting cranky around here again?
Originally posted by StrayCowboy:
Alright Mr. Critical, polyurethane, am I right? Same sh!t bushings are made out of. Lasts longer than rubber. And I may be wrong about changing the center of gravity, but suspension is still more stable than body lifts. Maybe it`s the way the body lift causes your body to sway compared to suspension. I was always told that it changes the center of gravity. I apoligize for any confusion 4x4Blazer. Please forgive me TruckWorld! I should be shot...