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Old 11-19-2010, 10:00 PM
kaptnick kaptnick is offline
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Default How can I make my truck better off road without a lift?

Hey there!

after seeing the prices for suspension lifts (grr) I am looking for some cheaper ways to make my '02 better off road. I also don't really see the point in a body lift unless I want bigger tires.

all I can think of is...
lockers... still kinda pricey
t-bar crank
tires
shocks?

I care more about function than looks so since I don't usually wheel at night I could care less about lights and such.

Thanks!
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Old 11-19-2010, 10:05 PM
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Default Re: How can I make my truck better off road without a lift?

i have the same truck as u and i did afew things to make it better
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Old 11-19-2010, 10:15 PM
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Default Re: How can I make my truck better off road without a lift?

^very helpful
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Old 11-19-2010, 10:19 PM
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i PM'ed him lol
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Old 11-19-2010, 10:23 PM
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Default Re: How can I make my truck better off road without a lift?

lol. ok that makes more sense.
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Old 11-19-2010, 10:23 PM
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Default Re: How can I make my truck better off road without a lift?

disconnect sway bar and better tires will help, but you have to spend money if you want it to be more capable.

Also tow points and a winch for when you get in a bind
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Old 11-19-2010, 10:46 PM
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Default Re: How can I make my truck better off road without a lift?

is the sway bar something relatively simple to do? I searched the forums and couldn't find much but I didnt really look that hard lol lll
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Old 11-19-2010, 10:54 PM
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Default Re: How can I make my truck better off road without a lift?

yeah unbolt it on both sides, or you could go as far as getting disconnects, that way you could keep it for on road then pull the disconnects get better travel off road
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Old 11-19-2010, 11:03 PM
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Default Re: How can I make my truck better off road without a lift?

oh cool just saw some pictures and it doesnt look that hard thanks
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Old 11-20-2010, 12:11 AM
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Default Re: How can I make my truck better off road without a lift?

ive got air lift shocks, sometimes called helper springs. theyre air bags i fill up in the back when i have a big load, to prevent sagging. i found that this is a cheap lift for the back too. it gives be a few good inces, 4 or 5.
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