ok so i have a big project i wanna work on as soon as i get my shop rebuilt and replace all my tools/machinery ( it burned down in one of the big fires here in So Cal).
i am going to try to build a mid/long travel kit for my truck, and im looking for some tips for a couple things.
1: how would it look with a 2-4" increased width per side and stock fenders running probably a 32x11.5" tire(i dont really want fiberglass, but i might get some stock style flares).
2: should i use ball joints for the uppers, or go with a uni-ball/heim joint upper like Camburg uses? and how hard is it to remove the lower ball joint from the control arm?
3: would skyjacker soft-ride springs that are supposed to only work up to 97 work on my truck. and if not, how are they different? if they wont work, what other options do i have for the rear other than Deavers?(the skyjacker ones seemed like a good deal, only like $300 for a set, thats why i was interested).
4: im planning to run the stock spring setup, but what are good shocks? are bilsteins THAT good? i dont really want to drop the money for coilovers, just a good set of regular shocks.
thats all i can think of right now. thanks
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