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View Poll Results: What should be the next step?
Leave the DAMN TRUCK ALONE 30 34.48%
Double lift it ASAP 39 44.83%
Double lift it when the tires wear out 18 20.69%
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ya i vote lift now or SAS now :P
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Follow your heart and do it when you can.
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That was quite touching Jeremy. lol
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Dixon Brothers FTW!!!!!
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thats not wheeling, thats a walk in the park for a stock 4x4.
Lmao. A stock 4x4 would never make it through that creek crossing. Dream on asshat. LOL
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Do It Now!!
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your tires are going to last you awhile, however i would wait for them to wear out because thats what i am doing now. unless you dont like your rims, then sell both, and go big. if you like your rims, wear out your tires, use those rims on your next tires if possible and go from there
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hmmmmm. maybe ill just stay 33s for now. my truck is nice and reliable
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DO IT. DO IT NOW. lol
I would do it if you really need it or really want it.
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Lmao. A stock 4x4 would never make it through that creek crossing. Dream on asshat. LOL
A bodylifted truck is still pretty much stock.
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Except it has about 6+ inches of clearance at spots.
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I would stay away from the RCD b/c i remember reading on here its being discontinued. Also i would if you have the money right now stick that in a account that can gain a little bit of interest and let it do so while your tires run down that way you have that much more money after words.


unless you plan on sticking with 33's which IMO doesnt look all that bad.
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Why not get the superlift. (a lot cheaper) And take the extra money and buy your wife something so that she doesn't get pissed!
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Except it has about 6+ inches of clearance at spots.
The bodylift would definitely help with body damage, but if he can go through it then a stock one should too. I know I've went through nastier stuff then that before my lift.

Still good stuff though, keep it coming!
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Lmao. A stock 4x4 would never make it through that creek crossing. Dream on asshat. LOL
because your stock suspension is so much higher than a stock trucks?

Last time I looked your frame rails are still at the same height they came from the factory.

Only thing a bodylift truly does is provide clearance for bigger tires cheaply. Does not turn your truck into a offroad beast.
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All the people that say they would leave it as is would probably throw an RCD kit on thier trucks if they could (except Beard lol).

Only issue I see is that you might have a hard time getting an RCD kit as they dont make them any more. Good luck finding a good used one!

I say do it! Next time I need new tires, im gonna do a BL and get 35"s...
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Ben I dont remember or not if you have cranked your tbars any or not, but if not here is another option. You could crank it up about 1-1.5" and add the chevy drop shackles to the rear and get 2-2.5" of lift. You could easily run 35's then and still keep it just as reliable.
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You could easily run 35's then and still keep it just as reliable.
So the RCD lift kit makes the truck "unreliable"? Since when?
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I don't think he meant that, I think he was saying that would keep it just as reliable as it is now.
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Ben I dont remember or not if you have cranked your tbars any or not, but if not here is another option. You could crank it up about 1-1.5" and add the chevy drop shackles to the rear and get 2-2.5" of lift. You could easily run 35's then and still keep it just as reliable.
NOT on a fleetside... bad idea.


i still have issues...and i'm double lifted...
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I don't think he meant that, I think he was saying that would keep it just as reliable as it is now.
I'm just curious as to why he thinks a lift kit makes a truck any less reliable than stock.
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the rcd...well...it needs some attention to be reliable in the long run. driveshaft, triangle diff drop bracket reinforcement, saggy rcd coils, etc.


it's not the lift kit that makes it unreliable...it's the tires. BUT...the tires dont make it unreliable...it's the added strain on the truck because of those added tires that causes accelerated wear and tear on the vehicle. wheelbearing, hubs, tierods, strain on engine if not being regeared, same goes with the autotrans and the clutch, etc.
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Exactly! The large tires cause strain on the drivetrain, not the suspension lift itself. So throwing a body lift and 33" or 35" tires puts exactly he same strain on the vehicle as if you did a suspension lift.

Thats why I was asking SonicEdge what he meant by saying a body lift with 35" tires is the same as keeping it stock in terms of "reliability".
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I agree, I was just trying to interpret what Mike was saying.
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leave it man.

looks good the way it is.

if you really wanna lift it higher, just take the bl out and sas the **** outa it.
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