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Old 12-17-2010, 04:04 PM
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Like alot of other people say. It depends on where you live. For instance I live where there are just all roads and minimal off road areas unless you go up far GA. So this spring/summer im going to be doing a 4/5 drop on it then going to be puttin some skid plates on the bottom just in case....You dont really have the slam it to drop it you can do a 2/3 drop and it will still look lower. Also some people say Lower Cars Lift Trucks, Whats the reason for a lifted truck if your not going to go off roading with it? I also personally think you shouldnt lift 2wd trucks. Ok well thats my rant I just dont want to keep typing. Final saying....Lift it if you go off roadin(muddin) Lower it if you live in the city or somewhere you dont do offraoding much. Leave it stock put bigger tires on it for offroading and then you can put bigger rims and skinnier tires to make it look lowered.

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Old 12-17-2010, 04:09 PM
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lift it! 3"BL with 32's. I personally think 33's look to big for 3". I had 3 BL with 32 BFG's and it looked good. Here is the only pic I could find before I did my 6" SL.

This is 3" BL with 32x11.5 BFG AT'S



This is with 3" BL 6" SL with 33" BFG AT's

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Old 12-17-2010, 04:13 PM
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Like alot of other people say. It depends on where you live. For instance I live where there are just all roads and minimal off road areas unless you go up far GA. So this spring/summer im going to be doing a 4/5 drop on it then going to be puttin some skid plates on the bottom just in case....You dont really have the slam it to drop it you can do a 2/3 drop and it will still look lower. Also some people say Lower Cars Lift Trucks, Whats the reason for a lifted truck if your not going to go off roading with it? I also personally think you shouldnt lift 2wd trucks. Ok well thats my rant I just dont want to keep typing. Final saying....Lift it if you go off roadin(muddin) Lower it if you live in the city or somewhere you dont do offraoding much. Leave it stock put bigger tires on it for offroading and then you can put bigger rims and skinnier tires to make it look lowered.

Thats it -Joe
And the last part is exactly what I do lol! In the spring through fall, I have my 20 inch rims on and it has a nice stance to it. And in the winter time, I put on some nice winter tires with my stock rims which now makes it look beefy so I like that. I don't want to go and spend money on a custom suspension to lower it and I have no clue how to lower my t-bars (I'm just scared to do it) but would love to do it and flip my leaf springs in the back and it would look official
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Old 12-17-2010, 04:33 PM
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Go low if roads permit
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Old 12-17-2010, 05:17 PM
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unless you got "limited slip" which is pretty much as good as 4x4. my dad has a 4x4 jeep and i make it thrw crap when he is in 2wd and then he has to go 4x4 when im still in 2wd. just personal opinion. i can c what u meen tho.
Limited slip isn't a replacement for 4wd it just makes 2wd better. Its just like saying I can make it through snow better in a fwd car than a rwd truck. Musta been a cheap jeep most people get lockers either factory or aftermarket in those open isodd in a jeep for off roading imo.


Lift it if you want 2" is really easy to do in all suspension add a leaf in the rear and since its a 2wd torsion bar you can key and crank all you want that will fit 31"s just fine. Get a decent all terrain and it will go thru dirt fine as long as you don't get a tire off the ground in the butt. Limited slip will help that.
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Old 12-17-2010, 05:21 PM
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lift it! 3"BL with 32's. I personally think 33's look to big for 3". I had 3 BL with 32 BFG's and it looked good. Here is the only pic I could find before I did my 6" SL.

This is 3" BL with 32x11.5 BFG AT'S



This is with 3" BL 6" SL with 33" BFG AT's

youve got a nice truck man
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Old 12-17-2010, 05:25 PM
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^^^thanks, Damn I have put alot of work into it tho.

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hell, I also got alot of work into my plow rig, about 100 hrs this last summer!
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Old 12-17-2010, 05:27 PM
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i wish i had te money to do alot of things i want to do to mine if i did have the money my truck would be lifted so high i would have to use a step ladder to get in it. and it would be 4x4
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Old 12-17-2010, 07:59 PM
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And the last part is exactly what I do lol! In the spring through fall, I have my 20 inch rims on and it has a nice stance to it. And in the winter time, I put on some nice winter tires with my stock rims which now makes it look beefy so I like that. I don't want to go and spend money on a custom suspension to lower it and I have no clue how to lower my t-bars (I'm just scared to do it) but would love to do it and flip my leaf springs in the back and it would look official
You can always just take everything off ur edge, sell it then buy a xlt
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Old 12-17-2010, 08:21 PM
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You can always just take everything off ur edge, sell it then buy a xlt
That is also true but I don't think anyone would buy a 02 edge with a bit of a mileage on it you know. Don't get me wrong, freakin truck runs very smoothly. I mean maybe but it's doubtful down here in MD.
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Old 12-18-2010, 08:56 AM
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i mean everyone on here is gonna say lift it because 90% of them are lifted, but 2wd = slam 4x4 = lift
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Old 12-18-2010, 10:44 AM
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Old 12-18-2010, 03:53 PM
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Lift it prerunner style
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Old 12-18-2010, 03:57 PM
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Old 12-18-2010, 04:39 PM
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Lift it prerunner style
x2 i love the prerunner look but it is hard to do if you dont have much money
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