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Old 01-20-2013, 06:44 PM
usdm_ftw usdm_ftw is offline
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Default Leveled lifted look or front lifted look?

Hi, so i just want some opinions on the look of some suspension setups/looks. I currently have a 3" spindle lift in the front with I 1" shackle lift in the rear giving a pretty aggressive front lift appearance. My setup works fine nothing wrong but I am just curious on other's opinion about the look. I only ask because I am about to throw some more money into my truck since tax refunds are on the horizon and just want some opinions on what to do with the money. Is the lifted front look cool for looks sake or is the level look the way to go?
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:49 PM
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Default Re: Leveled lifted look or front lifted look?

Any pics? I personally like the leveled look. Or would want the back a bit higher than the front.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:54 PM
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Any pics? I personally like the leveled look. Or would want the back a bit higher than the front.
Here is a pic I have on hand. Even though there is a load in the back, the angle/look from the lift is still pretty much the same.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:57 PM
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Definitely some more rear lift

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Old 01-20-2013, 10:24 PM
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Definitely some more rear lift
^^^^this. Leveled would look badass.
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:36 AM
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Update: Finally got around to lifting the rear. Ended up going with 1.5" Fabtech Add-A-Leaf and throwing in Bilstein 5100s even though stock shocks worked. The only problem I ran into was the diameter of the lower bolt inserts for the 5100s was larger than that of the hole diameter of the lower stock shock mounts (refer to pictures). So I had to to get the lower mounts fabbed. I like this better because I can fit 5100's and the new mounts and bolts are a bit beefier than stock to handle more abuse. The ride quality is noticeably better than before with the AALs and 5100s in the rear where large bumps hit smoother, but it still rides a bit rough for what it is. It being a cost effective ranger lift. But in the end I'm happy with the way things turned out. Thanks for the input guys.
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:27 AM
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Default Re: Leveled lifted look or front lifted look?

Preferences are naturally personal, and for my part I like level or slightly raised at the rear.

The new look is much better, IMO.
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:36 AM
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Default Re: Leveled lifted look or front lifted look?

you have more then just spindles on that thing... i have a 5.5 mid travel and sit the same height. cranked the crap out of your t bars?
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:04 AM
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Looks better IMO. Hope you're happy with it.
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:03 AM
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you have more then just spindles on that thing... i have a 5.5 mid travel and sit the same height. cranked the crap out of your t bars?
tbar trucks with spindles and leveling tbar crank alone are like the same height as me or taller.
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He has a badass lifted 2wd. He is being a smartass
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:22 AM
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you have more then just spindles on that thing... i have a 5.5 mid travel and sit the same height. cranked the crap out of your t bars?
Correct, I have spindles, crank, and keys pretty much maxing out the front. I have heard the stories and opinions about doing crank and keys but if they were really that bad guys wouldn't be doing the crank and they wouldn't be selling keys anymore and also its what I can afford for now. But everything works and tires align no problem, just notched the lower control arms for the spindle clearance. The 5.5 you have on your rig is sweet and ideal over my setup, but that's for another time for me when I have the paper and means to do it.
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