Shouldn't need a lift to add bumpers, but there will be more weight than stock, so the vehicle at rest will be a little lower than it is now (no different than loaded vs unloaded ride height)
The beefiness of the new bumpers may look more "proportional" with a lift and tires.
That said, amount and manufacturer have been the source of a little debate but it largely comes down to how much you budget for the project.
2006 Granite S
Also Do note that if you ever want to lift it after you purchase your bumpers they will not mount to an X with a Body Lift.
I personally enjoy my Body Lift and PML. It gave me a total of roughly 3.75 Inches with no change in the ride whatsoever really, at least I noticed no change. I did remove the rear sway to and that did not change much at all.
Wow that is an expensive lift. I am sure it is very very good though. I personally would advise lifting the X. The weightof the bumpers will cause the truck o "sag" or lose some height. So to off-set that negative you add a lift.
I agree with not doing a Body lift as you have a 2nd Gen which can fit 33's with only a suspension lift. I did a BL because I have an 02 which requires Massive cutting without a BL.
Don't do a body lift if you just want to run 33s. Just do a suspension lift. Greg from PRG has been sketchy on customer service for the last few months, so I would recommend Nisstec instead. They also have a Black Friday discount code right now, so it will probably be cheaper from them. Good luck!
We're running the 2.5 Nisstech lift, Shrock front and rear with 33's (285/75R16) and love the way it looks. It's my wife's truck, sits taller than my 1st Gen, which kills me. But I'm gonna fix that! I'll just let the air out of her tires.
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