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Old 09-18-2012, 11:59 PM
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If yer only wanting to go about 2.5 or 3 inches. What do ya all think is the better lift? Body or suspension?
I hope I didn't open Pandora's Box here but it is a simple question I hope.
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Personally I prefer the suspension lift. Mine has a 3 inch body lift at this point. I may remove that and go with a 4 inch suspension lift.

To me a body lift looks sort of cheap. The biggest difference would be price.
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I would agree there. TGM has a 3 in body lift as well and I would prefer to have a 4 in suspension lift instead. Though I like to be able to stick my arm between the frame and floor, I just don't like it as much. It seems much less safer due to the strain on the bolts.
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IMO Body lift is inexpensive, If you off road it suspension lift is worth it.
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Lookin good Chris, nice toy
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Brad great blue Bronco there, sweeeeeet...........
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The blue one also looks good. Like that color,
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Definitely some nice trucks in here, but I'm super jealous of that blue one!!!!
Thanks guys, but the pic makes it look 10 times nicer than it is. It need 2 quarters,door and fender due to off-roading body damage
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Its still fine Brad, a good body man can fix all that.......
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Thanks guys, but the pic makes it look 10 times nicer than it is. It need 2 quarters,door and fender due to off-roading body damage
Well blue happens to be my favorite color, and yours is a 5 speed, and the wheel/suspension setup is perfect, so it's got everything I could want in a Bronco. I'd gladly trade you for my OJ Cruiser! (hint hint, nudge nudge, shameless plug haha!)

And don't get me started on the Lightning. The 92-96 was already my favorite body style of the F-Series trucks, with the Lightning & Bronco being my childhood favorites. Would love to have a Lightning alongside my Bronco someday....and a couple Toyota Supra TTs, and more motorcycles, and Gwen Stefani as my wife.....guess we can't have everything, right?
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SW, great find there, way to save another one, well done man, looks good from here, like the old school wheels too.....
Thanks, Gigger. I dig the turbines, too. I'd never really looked at any up close. The lug nut design is really odd.

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Dang speedy that's nice looking. Glad to see another 78 on the streets.
I like it. The copper color looks a lot better on it than the factory color... it peeks through in a few places. It's kind of a butter color.

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If yer only wanting to go about 2.5 or 3 inches. What do ya all think is the better lift? Body or suspension?
I hope I didn't open Pandora's Box here but it is a simple question I hope.
I'd say suspension for a few reasons, but it's all down to what you want from it.
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If yer only wanting to go about 2.5 or 3 inches. What do ya all think is the better lift? Body or suspension?
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Suspension lift! Take a look at Rough Countries thats what I did. And its a huge difference from stock look. As long as your not doing any crazy offroading 2.5" lift looks good with 32"s and 33"s.

Heres a few of mine, on stock tires. (235/75/15) Also anyone in Mass or NH have tires to sell? Seriously let me know.

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Looks like mine when I bought it.

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Newenglander though you did a good job with the lift the tires make it look funny. I seems your in the market for new tires so I recommend something meaty. But good job nonetheless
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Alrighty, i got a picture for you folks. I saw this bronco across the street from my bank and decided to get a picture real fast.

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Good shot Dylan, nice white brick nose there............
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