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Well, since gas prices have shown no signs of coming back to earth, I've decided to make my 2001 Chevy Blazer a beach vehicle. It needs new shocks and springs, so I figure I might as well go all out and add a lift at the same time. I'm thinking about adding a 3" lift, but I'm not particularly mechanically inclined when it comes to cars.

That said, could anyone on here recommend a trustworthy place that could do this?
 

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Check out R.M.S. off-road .Ocean ave. in Bohemia.(down the road from country gun smith)
See rich ,he owns and runs the place.Does high quality work,and is a cool guy.
check out his web site R.M.S.offroad.com
 

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The Truck Shop in Sayville.

Just be prepared for: Much lower fuel economy, faster tire wear, excess strain on you aging drive train, poorer handling, incorrect spedo (leads to tickets) new noises that you never knew a truck could make, empty wallet (must have accessories), and something always breaking.

You have to ask yourself, do I want to invest at a min. $2-3K into a 11 year old vehicle to make it worth less, and cost more to run and maintain. The truck is capable of use on the beach without a lift, new shocks if you need them, good tires aired down no problem. If you plan on going "4-Whelling" there is NO WHERE ON LONG ISLAND that is LEGAL to "4-Wheel" including the beach. NYS Use permit is a fishing permit, and Suffolk County (Smith's Point) has a 10 mph speed limit. Everywhere else is Illegal!

That said, I have a '01 Cherokee that has a 4" lift on 31" (largest allowed Legally on the beach) tires that I enjoy taking camping, fishing etc. However, I have a Honda that is my DD that gets 35 miles to the gallon, and I'm a former mechanic that does all of my own work, including the lift.

Consider you options carefully-
 

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Nukin_Futz said:
Just be prepared for: Much lower fuel economy, faster tire wear, excess strain on you aging drive train, poorer handling, incorrect spedo (leads to tickets) new noises that you never knew a truck could make, empty wallet (must have accessories), and something always breaking.
All valid concerns, and I have thought of them. I have another car as my primary vehicle, so the fuel economy and tire wear aren't much of a deal to me. At the 16mpg I was getting, filling up was bleeding me dry. I don't use the truck for much more than carrying stuff from Home Depot or beach fishing.
 
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