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Old 01-29-2016, 03:33 AM
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What's guys so I'm woundeding if any of you out there have or seen anywhere that has a 2" body lift? I'm having some trouble finding them wich is very stressfull Any ideas? Do they even make them? Truck is a 02 quad cab.
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I don't specifically recall seeing a 2" body lift for Dakotas. In general, one and two inch body lifts for any truck isn't as popular as three inch body lifts. And for a tiny amount more why not go to three inches?

I haven't looked up if a 2" body lift even exists for a Dakota, but it's not hard to buy just the 2" blocks off of Ebay or your local 4x4 shop which may carry them. You will also need the bolts, which shouldn't be difficult to find. The hard part is the fab work. You'll need to build bumper brackets.

With any body lift, you will need to address parts like the steering shaft, shift linkages, etc to make sure they continue to operate correctly

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I know 97-99 PA has 2 in kits. i dont see any listed for 00-02 i wonder what the difference is and if you could use the 97-99 kit. the part number through PA is PA692
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Body lifts are a really low benefit way of lifting a truck.
Suspension and tire diameter increase are where the real benefit comes from
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Body lifts are a really low benefit way of lifting a truck……
Respectfully, I would have to disagree. One of the biggest improvements to off road performance you can make to a 4x4 is to add larger, more aggressive tires. A body lift is one of those ways to make room. A suspension lift would be ideal in that it should also be an improved suspension. The problem is, there may not be a suspension lift available, or the cost is prohibitive, and in some instances, an available suspension lift may not be durable enough to handle the rigors of large tires and off roading.

When the options are limited, as such with our Dakotas, I personally won't discount the use of a body lift. They may not be the favorite method of lifting a truck, but if your goal is to put larger tires under the truck for greater off road performance, the body lift certainly allows for it. And for that, I wouldn't say they are low benefit.

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