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get stuck
04-23-2007, 05:11 PM
is a 4 inch square tube body lift leagal
thanks for any help


04-23-2007, 05:42 PM
should be i wouldnt see y not.

04-23-2007, 06:46 PM
should be i wouldnt see y not.

If the square tubing is vertical how are you going to keep the bolt centred? Allows for the body lift block to slip around, cab will shift on frame, not a pass.

If it's horizontal, absolutely no strength. It'll fold over like a cardboard box. No pass.

Just spend the couple hundred bucks max for a legal 3" body lift. Do it right. And when you get the money, do a proper suspension lift.

And I have never heard of a legal 4" body lift, 3" max.

04-23-2007, 08:37 PM
sq tubing with a thick enough wall would be more than strong enough to hold a body on, but yeah, why not just buy a kit for the 150$ they tend to be?

if you are set on making your own, weld a plate over each end of the box tube (making it a cube, and thus VERY strong)

get stuck
04-23-2007, 09:30 PM
yeah i will make them a cube im just gona do it i live in a small town anyways haha lol i will post piscs later

get stuck
04-23-2007, 09:39 PM
and i already have a abouta 5 inch suspension lift

04-23-2007, 10:04 PM
hockey pucks, drill, bolts, DONE!!!!! :D

04-23-2007, 10:36 PM
hockey pucks, drill, bolts, DONE!!!!! :D

An ever smarter idea. [16] ;)

get stuck
04-24-2007, 06:34 PM
nope i would never use hockey pucks haha i was rather weld a squaer tube to the fame than that haha

04-25-2007, 04:31 PM
[36] 50945


04-25-2007, 04:35 PM
That isn't your standard body lift there England. That is relocating your body mounts.

If you use pucks make sure you epoxy them all together so they don't shift around on top of themselves.

get stuck
04-25-2007, 09:37 PM
mines the same idea is Englands

Mud Slinging Dumb Fawker
04-25-2007, 09:52 PM
check this out http://www.crawlinbc.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2532

get stuck
04-25-2007, 10:06 PM
yeah i wounld never do that haha

get stuck
04-25-2007, 10:34 PM
here it is im going to bok it then weld it to the cab mounts on the frame still but here it is

04-25-2007, 10:46 PM
i wouldnt put too much weight in the box, those may collapse

get stuck
04-25-2007, 10:49 PM
when in all dose they shouldn't be but mybe trial and error

04-25-2007, 11:40 PM
thats fuckin scary looking:eek: [16] [16]

04-26-2007, 07:43 AM
for the price of steel now a days it might be cheaper to throw out $100 and do it right. I've also seen people use boat trailer rollers, cut them into 3" peices and they already have a pre drilled hole and are made from the same material.

rollers are about 15$ each and you could do it with 2

get stuck
04-26-2007, 08:13 AM
i did that befor and in my off road only toyota and its definatly not they way to go this was scap steel left over from a 30 foot ocean boat trailer so i figer it should be fine if it can hold up to that im will be weldiung it to the frame so it cant move around

04-26-2007, 09:32 AM
Thats a bit much man, 3" maximum would be safer I think, like England's. [cheers]

get stuck
04-26-2007, 04:00 PM
well see what happens wowr this works and if it sketchey it will come out

Ginger Snaps
04-26-2007, 06:04 PM
why not do it right the first time.. spend the money

not worth injurying yourself or someone else

04-26-2007, 07:38 PM
that won't hurt nobody

Ginger Snaps
04-26-2007, 10:02 PM
if you have seen the pics then you would see.. why do it if it aint legal do it right or dont do it at all thats my opinion and im sticking to it, dont come crying when your hurt or you have hurt someone else.

04-26-2007, 10:16 PM
that won't hurt nobody

this from the guy with the stacked lift blocks

get stuck
04-26-2007, 10:36 PM
should have never posted these pic's lol

04-26-2007, 10:57 PM
the problem with doing the square tube that way, is you cannot put sufficient clamp load between the body and the frame. Thus you rely strictly on sheer strength of the bolt. Add in the factor that you now have a lever there, it multiplies the force.

I have seen this done, have done it myself. But when i did it myself I stepped back, looked at what i did and i took it all out and did it right, cause it was just shady

04-26-2007, 11:11 PM
Screams VI

04-26-2007, 11:22 PM
[stupid] i hope the rest of your truck isnt that hoeky[16]

get stuck
04-27-2007, 05:45 PM
its not lol and i dont think it should act as a lever because the square tube will be weled to the frame and boxed