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Old 10-12-2004
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should i? how far? i think it should be atleast 6" otherwise its kinda pointless. how big of wheels should be pu tin so it doesnt look dorky? and how much will it cost about? make sure u look at my truck first because some people say its nice that hight. its in "vehicle snapshots" thanks guys
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6? damn.. i would have just said 3 on 33''s if your going to raise it
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3 looks good...6 would be a little too tall for our trucks i think
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he wouild have to body lift for three...


suspension is either 4,5,6 i beilieve for 4x4

RCD
Superlift

and whatever hes thinking of, i think another superlift

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just gathering what i kinda know from this site
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There are 3 suspension lift kits for our trucks.

3-4" Kits:
Superlift - Uses solid drop down bracketry, but gives little performance gains over stock. ~ $1300
Trailmaster - Uses shitty balljoint spacers. Avoid this lift. ~ $1300

5.5" Kit:
RCD - Ditches the torsion bar suspension, replaces with Bilstein coilover shocks up front. Performace gain is huge, giving greater on and offroad driveability. The drawback? The price. ~ $2200.

Then there's always the 3" Bodylift. Go Performance Accessories, their kits are the most complete. ~ $120.

You can probably run 35's with the RCD kit, but the frontend isn't the strongest and doesn't take kindly to tires that large if you plan on offroading at all. I wouldn't run anything over 33x12.50s with any of these lifts, but I take my truck out a lot.
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thanks for the input. i think ima leave it the way it is, i dont wanna spend the extra money on only 3 inches then. today im buying subs and an amp off a friend i might come back to raising it though
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you can always mess with the torsion keys under the truck and lift the front.. it will make your suspension stiffer i heard. friend at work did it to his and it doesnt look bad. i dont know how to do the whole torsion keys thing so if anyone knows.. let me know because im thinking of doing that, then putting it on bigger tires.. MAYBE, doint konw if i wantt o lift it TOO much because i dont want to lose accel.
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its easy to adjust the torsion bars...you just need a 13mm socket and a ratchet
turn the bolts in on both side to get it where you want it!!!!
do one side at a time and count the turns ..if you do 4 turns on one side do 4 on the on other DON"T MEASURE THE LENGHT OF THE BOLT ..THE FRONT WILL BE UNEVEN ...It can also cause the truck to pull ... it changes the camber of the front tires ..not alot but in some cases alittle matters ...so like i said turn them both the same amount of turns
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