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Leave the DAMN TRUCK ALONE 30 34.48%
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Should the Jeweler double lift???????

This is the question. I have a 3 inch BL and 33's and my truck feels and wheels perfect. But I have been considering putting a RCD and 35's or a Superlift and 35's. I am going to have to re-gear and my gas millage and ride will probley be shot if i do this... is it worth it? I get 13 mpg city right now and I dont want it to get worse. I guess 4.88s or 4.56s would help a little bit. I'm really happy now but i have the dough to do the RCD or SL. Should I wear these tires out and THEN double lift or sell the 33's and buy 35's NOW and lift it...should I just stay 33's... my round trip to work is 14 miles a day.... Just because i'm a pic *****.... here is my current setup...

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stay till you need tires thats my plan
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Double lift it NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sell the tires on craigslist. If you have the money now do it, cause them money may end already being spent elsewhere when the tires are worn down.
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DO IT AND DO IT BEFORE BRANSON!!!


So you have a couple months.
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id stay right there forever...

but i do love double lifted.
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You have 8" wheels right?
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id stay right there forever...
why
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You have 8" wheels right?
Yep 15x8s

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id stay right there forever...
Really... So this is a happy medium for the ranger? Maybee i'll just get a ARB locker and a bumper like sea-bass'. hmmmmmmm
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Yep 15x8s



Really... So this is a happy medium for the ranger? Maybee i'll just get a ARB locker and a bumper like sea-bass'. hmmmmmmm
P*SSY!
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So this is a happy medium for the ranger?
yes anything above 35's causes fun problems with stock ranger suspension.. 33's isnt bad at all... its when you start going bigger things get crappy.. looks sexy tho...
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honestly...

i'm not liking having my truck the way it is for the daily routine. it's kind of a pain.



i voted double it asap...but.....i miss just the bl and 35's right now.
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Yep 15x8s



Really... So this is a happy medium for the ranger? Maybee i'll just get a ARB locker and a bumper like sea-bass'. hmmmmmmm
You'll probably want 15x10's w/ 35's. After I put on the suspension lift I am don lifting my truck. I will eventually go to 33's to. It's a good height for me. I would have a crap load of work to do for a BL to work on my truck, a lot of welding and redoing bumpers. The BL would end up costing more than the spindle lift.

33's look real good on you truck, but after seeing Bills truck, just like yours, but an '04, I know it'll look great on 35's.
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I would keep it like it is.

Double lifts are nice but imagine all the money you are going to put into it.
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If you get rid of the DC-1's, then do whatever you want to the truck.

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You dont really wheel your truck through extreme stuff to where you would actually need the suspension lift.
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Run it now until you need new tires, then go from there.
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Do it, I'm fixing to, getting my new wheels and tires this week...17's wrapped w/35" MTZ's, getting the lift in a couple weeks from another member, not gonna say who...just incase he wants to surprise everyone with what he's doing. Someone will buy your current wheels and tires.
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You dont really wheel your truck through extreme stuff to where you would actually need the suspension lift.
hmmmmmm.... i think i do

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Ben I'm sorry but thats not that extreme lol

You do know the only way to get RCD is used now too right, just makin sure.
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thats not wheeling, thats a walk in the park for a stock 4x4.
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I would say thats pretty good wheeling for a truck in that shape.

He could go harder if he wanted to mess something up.
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Ben, whether or not you wheel your truck hard enough is not really the question. If you want to spend the money then do it, no matter what anybody else says. Lord of War had a good point, it is a lot of money, but if you have it and are willing to spend it go for it.
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lol

I say you need to SAS that bad boy!! I wish I would of spent my money doing that instead of the RCD.
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Hey Ben have you thought about investing the money for double lifting into a strict trail truck?
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It's funny... Cuz Matt, I said the same thing after I did mine haha..

I say double lift it asap... You'll be happy. Just make sure if you do RCD you take a look at it's problems and solutions before putting it on.
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