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Keep in mind I do not know much. I have browsed much of the forum and learned alot.

From what I understand a suspension lift increases the amount of travel in your suspension. Now I have noticed that is also increases the height of ones truck "I am assuming the height increase veries with different lifts and different trucks".
Now if the suspension lift already gives you more body clearence, What is with the Body lift? Is it just a more economical way to get the Body clearence when you good enough suspension travel?

Just wondering because I have seen alot of pictures in profiles and such with both Body and suspension lifts in the truck discription.
 

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a suspension lift will push everything above the axles up higher, depending on what size lift you get. a body lift will just push the actual body of the truck up higher. it will not lift the frame or anything else. the benefit of the body lift is to stick bigger tires under there without banging the wheel wells. you will get mixed opinions on body lifts.
 

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With taco's an inexpensive way to fit 33's is to do a combination of both suspension and body. If you use spacers for the suspension you can only go up 3" and that is not enough room to fit bigger tires.
 

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USAFTaco said:
With taco's an inexpensive way to fit 33's is to do a combination of both suspension and body. If you use spacers for the suspension you can only go up 3" and that is not enough room to fit bigger tires.
Actually, an inexpensive way to fit 33s is to go with a 3" lift, spacers or coilovers or coils/shocks, and do some cutting. Of course, though, you need to be able to afford to regear.

The body lift won't do much for you offroad, other than getting the body a little further away from the rocks, though it also raises your COG.

I personally like the stability of a 3" lift and 33s. I'm wide and low.
 

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depending on what you do with your truck depends on whether or not you should put a bodylift on. if you like going fast through the desert bodylifts are NOT the best idea. but if you do slow rock crawling or keep your truck on the street most of the time, like mentioned above, it's an inexpensive way to clear bigger tires
 

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From what I understand a suspension lift increases the amount of travel in your suspension. [/QUOTE said:
Most suspension lifts do not change the amount of travel. You can get more droop from a setup like extended Hoes with Camburg Upper A arm, but most suspension lifts on a Tacoma provide lift at the expense of downtravel.
A suspension lift uses the suspension to lift everything for ground clearence. A body lift simply raises the body away from the chassy for tire clearence.
 

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Thanks Guys, that relly clears things up.
 
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