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2wd lift idea

so im thinking about maybe lifting my 2wd just so it sits closer to a 4x4 height. i was searching around and thought that getting some lift springs in the front and a shackle in the back would probably be what im looking for. i dont plan on offroading seriously, just want a taller ride height.

my question is would this be pretty easy to do? should i worry about anything or is there anything else i would need?


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its easy. just not always cheap. once you do one thing you just keep it going with out even noticing
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if u us the 2.5 springs u'll need new upper a-arms and if u get the 3" springs u'll need the a-arms and shocks. pepboys has shackles like that for 40 bucks btw.
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i would personally go with a body lift. with those lift springs youre going to ruin the stock alignment of your truck and run through ball joints like no other not to mention tires
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have you looked at the spindle lift kits? those look decent to install and wouldnt mess much up and you could do it for 400 bucks.

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so the springs probably arent the best idea then? im not gonna be offroading and getting stuck and going crazy. just mainly into the looks of the truck being higher. i dont want to get too complicated because me and my friend will being installing anything i get
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go with body lift then
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body lift is your best bet. its easy. i have coil spring spacers with my body lift and a block in the rear. i have about 5 inches of lift total probably, maybe a little more. spacers are $40 btw
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If he got 3" spacers, would'nt he have to do the exact same things as if he were to get 3" lift coils though?
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body lift--- 100 bucks
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If he got 3" spacers, would'nt he have to do the exact same things as if he were to get 3" lift coils though?
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well if i went and just got an alignment once i install them would i still run through tires and ball joints fast? isnt that corrected by an alignment?
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body lift--- 100 bucks
Where?, because Iím trying to find one and I only find a 149 summit one
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Joaquin --

...a few weeks ago, the $149 Summit lift kit was on sale for $107. It went up to $149 the day after I bought mine...
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Really?, any chance that go back to be on sale?
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I don't work for Summit... couldn't tell ya...
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hey guys i had a quicik question on this too i just bought 3 inch lift springs and the guy i bought them from said i would just need to get some new shocks do i really need a new upper arm? or can i just run the stock one
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bringing up the question again still looking for help anybody got anything?
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Do both. Spindles in the front and body lift. 35s and you will be good to go.
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^^ dont forget a regear lol
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