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Old 01-23-2023, 12:28 PM #1
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I'm shopping for front and rear offroad bumpers.
On 33's currently but I might want 35's in the future, so I would like to get the body lift now, because the bumpers are built to compensate for the body lift.


Does a 2" body lift give you those gaps between the body/frame big enough to see daylight through the other side of the body?

Are there any other odd-looking visual indications of a body lift (such as the tailpipe's spacing from the body)?

Is there any reason i might consider ordering the bumpers for no body lift and deal with it in the future when i actually want 35's? (this option seems to paint me into a corner)
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I'm shopping for front and rear offroad bumpers.
On 33's currently but I might want 35's in the future, so I would like to get the body lift now, because the bumpers are built to compensate for the body lift.


Does a 2" body lift give you those gaps between the body/frame big enough to see daylight through the other side of the body?

Are there any other odd-looking visual indications of a body lift (such as the tailpipe's spacing from the body)?

Is there any reason i might consider ordering the bumpers for no body lift and deal with it in the future when i actually want 35's? (this option seems to paint me into a corner)
Here's my truck with a 1" body lift - you can see daylight between frame and body:

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Here's my truck with a 1" body lift - you can see daylight between frame and body:

Do you have any photos of it at ride height with tires on? I'm assuming it's much less noticeable, but I've been wrong before lol
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Here's my truck with a 1" body lift - you can see daylight between frame and body:

No worse than any Full size pickups from this era. You can make some gap guards pretty easy if it bothers you much.
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Do you have any photos of it at ride height with tires on? I'm assuming it's much less noticeable, but I've been wrong before lol
Depends on the view angle - you can definitely see the gap at some angles, at least with my 2" suspension lift:



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Here's a kit you can buy, if you want, to cover the gaps: Daystar Body Gap Guard

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This is what a 1" body lift looks like in terms of the gap. I have LC80 springs in the rear as well. All things considered, it doesn't look horrible, but I imagine a 2" will probably look... different...

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Are there any other odd-looking visual indications of a body lift (such as the tailpipe's spacing from the body)? ...
The rear bumper is attached to the body, so more of a gap between bumper and hitch. Front bumper is attached to frame, so there is a gap that the kit must account for to 'look' right. And as others said there is space above wheel wells depending on suspension lift too.
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The thing is even with a 2 BL Id bet youll still rub with 35s. Maybe not quite as much as without a body lift though. But yea I think youll still have to chop the firewall if you want full up travel lock to lock. I would say the majority of people who run body lifts go with 1, myself included.
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The thing is even with a 2 BL Id bet youll still rub with 35s. Maybe not quite as much as without a body lift though. But yea I think youll still have to chop the firewall if you want full up travel lock to lock. I would say the majority of people who run body lifts go with 1, myself included.
Yeah I'm definitely planning on tubbing if I go 35s.

I think the question now is will 2" body lift mean I have to do significantly less cutting? Because if its the same amount of work I'll just go 1"
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