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Questions about my first upgrades

Been looking and reading for awhile getting plans together for my beast. I'm still undecided, so I'm going to just get a body lift and tires for this winter. I'm looking at 4x4parts 3" body lift and the body liners.

My question is are the body liners really worth the extra cash? Is the gap that noticeable?

The steering shaft extension would be required with the 3" lift, correct?

As far as tires, my buddy works at Tire Barn and is hooking me up with some Fierce Attitudes. I haven't ever heard of the tire, but I don't really know tires lol. Any input on them? I'm keeping my factory 17s and going to test fit 33s after the lift but may end up w 32s.

Any input would be appreciated!!
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suspension first, body lift 2nd..youre going about it a little backwards. it may be cheaper, but its not the recommended path. unless that is of course that youre only trying to stuff bigger tires, without any care or concern with offroad performance or ground clearance. mall crawlers really just need the BL. and if you have the factory step bars, you wont need the body skirting. the step bars will fill the space in enough that you shouldnt see much of the frame.
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Lol I have no need for the ground clearance yet. Next year sometime I want to ditch the body lift and go coilovers.

I appreciate the info though! Anyone know if the steering shaft extension is necessary?
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for that much lift...yes, you'll likely need the extension. but why buy all that stuff if you already know in a year youre going to be doing suspension lift and ditching the BL?
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I have a 3" BL and the stock steering shaft is fine. No extension required. Wish I didn't have the BL though, paying for 33" rubber gets old.
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I have a 3" BL and the stock steering shaft is fine. No extension required. Wish I didn't have the BL though, paying for 33" rubber gets old.
drop the lift and go back to stock size?
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I'm not 100% sure when I will go to coilovers, but I would like to upgrade the tires this winter. I live out in the county so roads get bad. We do enjoy having some fun in the creek and fields also. Nothing hardcore yet.

I have a buddy who is looking for a frontier now so whenever I am ready to drop the body lift I'm sure he would buy it so I won't lose much in the end
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the adjustable bils are pretty cheap and with the stock coils you can get enough lift to clear 285s
a bit extra lift with AC or other after market coils
that would get you closer to where you "eventually" want to be for a LOT less work and about the same cost

the extended TJMs are avail and under 400. you'll get extra lift AND some extra travel but you'll most likely get some UCA/coil bucket contact clanking
also, keep in mind that if you are wheeling on a body lift you are more likely to get bed/cab contact during flex

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the adjustable bils are pretty cheap and with the stock coils you can get enough lift to clear 285s
a bit extra lift with AC or other after market coils
that would get you closer to where you "eventually" want to be for a LOT less work and about the same cost
This is the first gen hang out. Dudes got a first gen. He would need to buy the total chaos kit or have some custom suspension built to run coil overs.
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This is the first gen hang out. Dudes got a first gen. He would need to buy the total chaos kit or have some custom suspension built to run coil overs.
my bad. didn't catch that and he's got no avatar/build list.
Sorry Hooligan, please disregard previous. BL might not be so bad then. the bed/cab contact info still applies though so keep that in mind

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