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Old 08-13-2009, 01:27 PM   #1
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Default Installed - 3" Body Lift on a 99 Ford F-150


Today we had a 1999 Ford F-150 come in and received a 3" Performance Accessories Body Lift Kit. Performance Accessories body lift kits are a very affordable option when considering lifting a vehicle; in some cases a Performance Accessories body lift can be as much as 3 times less than a comparable suspension system. Since body lift systems do not alter or change suspension components there is no deterioration of the quality factory ride.

The primary reason for a consumer to lift their vehicle is that they want to install larger tires and wheels. A body lift from Performance Accessories allows the consumer to increase two to three tire sizes.


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It may be necessary to drill the front two body bushing sleeves out to 1/2" for new bolt clearance.

+ Will not fit vehicle equipped with diesel engine.

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Steering extension included.

+ 3" kit includes front and rear bumper brackets, 2" kit includes front bumper brackets only.

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Rear bumper brackets are to enhance appearance only, bumper cannot be used for towing.

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Gap guards available and sold separately for this application.



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3" Performance Accessories Body Lift Kit(Choose a component for a link to the product)

If you would like to know more about any of the components installed check out our Top Gun Customz Store for these very products!



Also, if you have any questions about this kit or the components used, please feel free to contact us Toll Free at 1-877-274-9362. or you can e-mail us at sales@topguncustomz.com



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Old 09-10-2009, 11:48 PM   #2
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I recently purchased a 3 inch body lift from yall. How long does it take to install on an 02 f150 4x4 extended cab with auto trans?
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Took me about 9 hours start to finish.
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the kit looks clean, but i think the gap gards are uhhh, should i say it, too shiney? maybe a touch of black paint in the wheel wells would blend it a bit nicer
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I recently purchased a 3 inch body lift from yall. How long does it take to install on an 02 f150 4x4 extended cab with auto trans?
for 1 man with the proper tools and knowledge, it's a full day worth of work. At our shop it takes our licensed mechanic on average 6 hours to complete.
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It will take a long time if it's your first time. But if you have done it before, and know where to go next, it shaves a few minutes on each step, which definitely makes it go by quicker.
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Dang... that looks nice. Would look great on my 98. Been considering a 3" body lift, but the install seemed pretty daunting.
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how much on average to have a shop install?
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yea whats the average cost for this?
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looks good for a BL. I dont know about those tow hooks though...
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typical shop rates are around $75 an hour. So depending on the vehicle, the shop and who is installing it the price will vary completely.

I know that's not what you guys were wanting to hear, but I cant give you a definite price on this stuff because it changes so much.
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Just bought my truck and it has a 3 or 4" body lift already. Is there anything I can do short of putting on a full suspension lift to get some more travel in the suspension?
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Just bought my truck and it has a 3 or 4" body lift already. Is there anything I can do short of putting on a full suspension lift to get some more travel in the suspension?

Well there are alot of different factors when it comes to this question. Do you want more travel, but no lift? Do you want more lift AND travel? These questions would be easier to discuss over the phone. If you don't mind give out Tech guys a call toll free at 1-877-274-9362 They can discuss your possibilities. Thanks
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Just bought my truck and it has a 3 or 4" body lift already. Is there anything I can do short of putting on a full suspension lift to get some more travel in the suspension?
You will be hard pressed to find a kit that adds travel. 99% of the kits just move the lower A-arm down and supply a longer knuckle. Dixon Bros racing is the only one that I know of that increases travel. http://www.dixonbrosracing.com/content/view/13/3/

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dont mean to hijack the thread. i have a 98 f150 4x4. i want a 3'' body lift. what all do i have to change besides the steering linkage. will everything else still work with no mods. after the body lift, would i b better with 33x10.5x16 or 35x12.50x16 tire, which tire would clear better with a 3'' body lift. i still have stock suspension.
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dont mean to hijack the thread. i have a 98 f150 4x4. i want a 3'' body lift. what all do i have to change besides the steering linkage. will everything else still work with no mods. after the body lift, would i b better with 33x10.5x16 or 35x12.50x16 tire, which tire would clear better with a 3'' body lift. i still have stock suspension.
You won't need to buy any additional items to make this kit work if you buy the performance accessories kit. An adapter for the steering linkage is included.

You'll be able to clear both tires, 33's won't be a problem, the 35's may require a tad bit of trimming.

Off road, the 35's will probably still touch the fender/fender flares when the suspension compresses. You can remedy this by either trimming more, cranking the torsion bars, or adding a spacer to the front.


I have 35's on a 3" BL.
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MAWK - I too have 35's with a 3" body lift. I just bought the truck and I'm wondering how much offroading you've done and how the truck performs with this setup? Is there anything else you've done or are thinking about doing to improve the off road performance?
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I'm actually looking to downgrade from 35's to 33's. Reason being is, although the truck is capable off road, at suspension compression i have kissed the fenders a bit. It's really no big deal, I just have to remove the fender liner, loosen all the bolts on the fender, and shift it forward again, although it's buckled a tad bit. No big deal.

I do a lot of mild off roading, nothing extreme. And it has surprised many of the toyota and jeep guys as to how far I can follow them with my long wheel base. If it's a steep incline, with only one approach line, I obviously go around, but if it's steep, i'll attack it at an angle and will stay with the crowd.

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I am in the process of intalling the performance accessories 3 inch body lift and ran into a problem I cannot get the pressed bolts out of the bushings for the cab mounts.Anyone else run into this problem?
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This is a common Problem. Lots of penetrating oil. The fronts are the worse. Drill it out.
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