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Old 03-02-2010, 07:36 PM
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Question I want a lift!!!???

ok so i really want a lift but don't want to buy bigger rims or tires. Idk if i should do a 2"/3" or so lift with keeping my stock tires. should i do it? and any range of the price for the 2"/3" suspension lift and install (best guess)?
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Old 03-02-2010, 08:10 PM
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Well theres a 3" body lift by PA for aprox $200.
Thats about it unless u wanna fork out 2grand on a suspension setup by superlift...
The BL would be free to install if you got the buddies, right tools, beer, and intelligence.

I'm having my BL installed on thursday this week and the guy is charging me $180 and i get to help which i think is cool so i can learn more..
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Old 03-02-2010, 08:12 PM
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search much?
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Old 03-02-2010, 08:48 PM
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IMHO, not much point in doing a lift if you're going to run stockers...
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Old 03-02-2010, 09:08 PM
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search much?
haha yeah search dude

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IMHO, not much point in doing a lift if you're going to run stockers...
agreed.

your options are just as harleymedic said.. 3" body from Performance Accessories or 4" suspension from Superlift
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Old 03-02-2010, 09:13 PM
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go walk out side and lift it up lol jp

they make 4" sus lifts not 3"

hey if he wants to lift it let him lift it. all his choice
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Old 03-02-2010, 09:16 PM
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true. oh and a quote for the 4" suspension installed is about $2,200 and thats without the heavy duty driveshaft. thats what my local truck shop threw off the top of his head. i'm sure he went high because it was just off his head though.
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Old 03-02-2010, 09:59 PM
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You can always do what I did and do a torsion crank on it... It'll only get you 1.5-2" of front-end lift, but it'll level the front with the rear.

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ok, here are some before and after torsion crank pics.


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Next to the neighbors 2001 XLT 4x4 4.0 Manual (all 3 of them are... Mine is in the middle)




The Picture doesn't show a whole lot, but the truck does sit at a slightly different angle than the stock white one.
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Old 03-03-2010, 08:56 AM
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Oh ya and thats the one i forgot!

T-bar crank is free!!
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Old 03-03-2010, 09:50 AM
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The whole point of lifting is to get clearance for bigger tires. If you arent doing that then I wouldnt waste your money on any lift
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Old 03-03-2010, 11:53 AM
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true. oh and a quote for the 4" suspension installed is about $2,200 and thats without the heavy duty driveshaft. thats what my local truck shop threw off the top of his head. i'm sure he went high because it was just off his head though.
not really, way back when I talked to shops they had a book from superlift and it told them the minimum to charge for installation. Which was $700. This was like 5 years ago though, recession has happened since then
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Old 03-03-2010, 07:09 PM
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You can always do what I did and do a torsion crank on it... It'll only get you 1.5-2" of front-end lift, but it'll level the front with the rear.
hey thanks alot i think i just do the freeby for now. torsion bar crank. does it really make that much of a difference as shown in that one pic. if so than thats perfect. and do you think in the pic he has thoses t-bars fully cranked?
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hey thanks alot i think i just do the freeby for now. torsion bar crank. does it really make that much of a difference as shown in that one pic. if so than thats perfect. and do you think in the pic he has thoses t-bars fully cranked?
it does make a pretty big difference and yeah i think those are fully cranked
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Old 03-03-2010, 07:15 PM
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it does make a pretty big difference and yeah i think those are fully cranked
I know there are some negatives of doing that... arent there? stiffer ride, wear on parts in the front end?
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Old 03-03-2010, 08:08 PM
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Your ride will be stiffer yes. Also it depends on what kinda bars you have, they make diff strengths and theres a way to tell that on the door pannel. If you have weaker t-bars youll notice them sagging sooner than the stronger/stiffer bars.

Don't buy Torsion Keys, then you can OVER crank your bars... not good. But up to 2" on the stock keys you should be ok. I'll jus ride stiffer
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