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I'm looking to get a body lift. I checked AC's website (sorry MC) and they only list a 3inch BL for the 05 X. I've read somewhere that a 3inch BL requires extending the steering and brake lines and the such, whereas a 2inch BL is very easy and doesn't require any of that.

My questions:
1. Who else sells body lifts?

2. Is it true that a 3inch BL is much harder than a 2inch?

3. Does AC sell a 2inch BL that just isn't listed on their site?
 

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the only thing you have to extend is the steering. But the send you the extension and only takes about 5 mins to get it in there. Ive got the BL on my 05 fronty and love it. Took about 7 hours in a camp ground field to get on.
 

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LOL Thats ok! Ac actually made something for the X and it works! Seems like most people like the 2 in. If I was into that, I think I'd go 2 in. Not to radical, just enough to set it off. AC is your best bet! Truth hurts! LOL Call em as I see em! Just study up. Make it a smooth install take pictures and do a How to so someone else can decide if they want to get into that. MC
 

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actually ACs instructions on this are like 8 pages long with pictures at every step. They work very well. This kit is all of AC they dont resell it from someother company
 

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Well, I just shot them an email from the website asking if they have a 2inch bl and what the difference it between the 2 and 3 inch bl.
 

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If you come across any more info on the BL, that would be helpful.
I've been looking to do it also but haven't been able to find any sellers
other than AC.

For those that already have done the BL, are there any special tools
needed?
 

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There's no special tools needed really except for maybe the steering extension. Haven't looked at one yet. Just make sure that you tie off the steering wheel when you are doing that part so that it doesn't move or you're going to have a lot of issues when you try to drive it.

They don't have a two inch BL out. They said that they weren't going to do it any time soon since there wasn't a lot of interest in it so they are only making the three inch for the time being.
 

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4crawler will make you a custom bodylift if you want something less than 3". They use UHMWP blocks and grade8 bolts....much higher quality than the bodylift that AC sells, which is made by Performance Accessories (PA)

http://www.4crawler.com/4x4/ForSale/ProductLine.shtml

By the way...he doesnt charge you anymore for the custom machine work, and I beleive it will end up being cheaper than the one AC sells anyway.
 

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I checked out his website, it's not made for the Xterra. So I won't have the parts needed to relocate the steering or bumper relocation brackets. It may be a little cheaper but AC make there kit specifically for the 2005+ Nissan Xterra with all the parts needed.
Seems like it would just be easier to go with AC on this one.
I think I'm going to order it.

I just need to find some people who know what they are doing in my area to help me out. hint hint, wink wink.
 

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stevet47 said:
4crawler will make you a custom bodylift if you want something less than 3". They use UHMWP blocks and grade8 bolts....much higher quality than the bodylift that AC sells, which is made by Performance Accessories (PA)

http://www.4crawler.com/4x4/ForSale/ProductLine.shtml

By the way...he doesnt charge you anymore for the custom machine work, and I beleive it will end up being cheaper than the one AC sells anyway.
Wow man, that UHMWP isn't cheap. I can't believe they sell that stuff for so cheap. My company makes artificial discs for the human spine with UHMWP and they cost about 22,000 a pop.
http://www.charitedisc.com/charitedev/domestic/patients/about_whatisCHARITE.asp
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I checked out his website, it's not made for the Xterra. So I won't have the parts needed to relocate the steering or bumper relocation brackets. It may be a little cheaper but AC make there kit specifically for the 2005+ Nissan Xterra with all the parts needed.
Seems like it would just be easier to go with AC on this one.
I think I'm going to order it.

I just need to find some people who know what they are doing in my area to help me out. hint hint, wink wink.
Your probably right about AC being easier, But you were asking for other options, so that what I gave ya.
As far as the steering, bumper brackets, etc.... they make all of that for you. All of the applications listed on his site were developed for customers from their measurements, etc. So if you want to go higher quality, 1", 2" etc, thats what they would be good for.
 
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