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steve
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10/16/2002
09:58:54

Subject: 3" body lift, help??
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i want a 3" body lift but i first want to know how hard this is to install. How long does it take to do and do i need to buy any thing else other than the 3" body lift. Which one do you guys reccomend. Do i have raise the bumper then or any thing else so there isnt gaps, this is just what i heard. i really really want to do this. OH yeah, how do your trucks handle with the 3" lift, do you have to slow down more for corners, do you ever feel like your gonna roll?



Opie
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10/16/2002
11:39:12

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It depends if you have a two wheel or a four wheel drive. If you have a 4x4 you will have to add the transfer case linkage extension, but with a 2 whell drive you wont. You also have to put on the steering extension that is included, but thats easy. It took me two days, but we didnt start till like Four on a Sat. afternoon. It can be fairly simple if you have some mechanical knowledge. The hardest part, was doing the 4x4 extension, and cutting the fan shroud, but we didnt even remove mine. As for the bumpers, if you buy a Performance Accessories kit, they include the brakets, to move them up. I would buy the Performance Accessories, I havent had any trouble with it in thirty thousand miles.

As for handling, my truck felt almost the same as stock, but thats because I didnt mess with the suspension any. I have never even felt like I was goig to roll the truck.

Hope this helps some.



conig
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10/16/2002
12:12:37

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do I actaully have to cut the fan shroud if I am running just the electric fan on my 2000 4.7l.



opie
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10/16/2002
13:26:57

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Im not sure, I have a 5.9 and I am running both the electrical, and manual fan. So i had to cut the shroud to make it work.



surfer_obx1
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10/16/2002
14:34:12

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i just put a P.A body lift on my 2000 4.7 4x4.took about 5 hours (i was at a bodies shop that had a lift)yes i cut the shroud. the lift was pretty easy and im not have any probs so far.i put good year 33 AT/S which realy dropprd my gas milage from 19 to around 14-15.




steve
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10/16/2002
15:14:29

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thanks guys, is the extension something incuded in the PA kit or some thing i have to buy seperate and how much. And about cutting the shroud, do i have to do that, you guys got any pics im not very sure.



ian1872
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10/16/2002
18:37:33

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you absolutely have to cut the shroud, it won't work if you don't. the extensions are only necessary if you don't have an auto trans and transfer. the bumpers were the hardest part for me because they were drilled improperly, i actually had to remachine them. other than that it was pretty straight forward, i didn't even use the radiator hose extension.

ian



Tyler
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10/19/2002
13:40:57

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Do 32 11.50's fit on a 2000 4x4 Quadcab without the 3" lift?



Hawkeye
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10/21/2002
08:58:40

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Yes. No rubbing if you use the factory 15x7 rims. Minor rubbing with factory 15x8 rims at full lock when turning.



Brad
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10/21/2002
12:29:06

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Go with the PA Body Lift (not hard to install... just time consuming - about 6 hrs.) - Rides the same... I went with 33x12.5 ProComp Xterrains on 15x10 eagle alloys (had to cut the fender wells a little because of minor rubbing)





Ben D
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3/01/2005
10:52:41

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I have a 95 Dodge Dakota How haRD WILL IT BE TO PUT A 2 1/2 INCH BODY LIFT IN i WAS HOPING ITWOULD BE JUST ENOUGH TO CLEAR MY 31 10.50 r15



Hawk
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10/09/2013
22:56:28

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I have a 2000 dodge dakota that I cranked my keys and I fit 31
10.5 15s with no lift with stock rims



Randy B
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10/24/2013
15:31:03

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I have a 97 Dakota Sport 4 x 4 that I want to put 31's on. I have the tires mounted on 15 x 10 rims and am having problems with the tires rubbing in the front of the fender well. If I crank up the torsion bars will that give me enough room or will I need to put in a lift? Open to any other suggestions to solve the problem.



other bill
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10/31/2013
14:17:46

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Why such a wide rim? You also didn't say what the backspcing of the wheel is. This in itself can have an impact on what and where things rub. These front ends do not hold up well to wide tires. I have been running 15 x 8 wheels and 33x10.5 tires for years and they tend to wear ball joints, tie rod ends, Idler arms, pitman arms, etc. I wouldn't even consider going to a 12" wide tire on mine. Besides, the true mid-size doesn't need a 12" tire...unless you are trying to float!



Destry w
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7/16/2014
23:53:04

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I have a 95 standard 2wd dodge Dakota that
I'm really wanting to install a 2 1/2"
body lift and on. I know I will have to
cut my fan Shroud, but is there any other
modifications I will have to make? And
will I be able to run 31x10.15s



skyscraper765
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8/25/2014
18:56:37

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Why don't you raise it 10" off the ground? You could put dump truck tires on it.



Cody
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4/28/2015
11:43:56

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Do i have to cut the shroud i just put a two inch
body lift on my dakota i have bigger keys and im
running 285/75/17 so would i have to cut the
shroud if i put a two inch body on it with the
bigger keys



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