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Well i have decided to lift my truck cuz im not really into the lowered scene anymore, and i was lookin for a lift and found this and wanted to ask u guys if it came with everything i need and is a good lift kit.



http://www.stylinconcepts.com/parts....categoryID/200

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firstly that wont fit your year of truck... you have i beams, so you can lift yours really easly....

all you need is larger springs and shocks, then some rear lift blocks or an Add a leaf...


zach will probably chime in, he knows all about i beam lifts
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the first and second ones are for 89-96 2wd i have a 2wd 94 why wouldnt they fit?



what about this http://www.weldtecdesigns.com/FRS286.htm
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What exactly are you looking to do with your truck?
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firstly that wont fit your year of truck... you have i beams, so you can lift yours really easly....

all you need is larger springs and shocks, then some rear lift blocks or an Add a leaf...


zach will probably chime in, he knows all about i beam lifts

its a little more than just new springs and shocks, you need relocation brackets, pitman arm, new radius arms, and much more...
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And camber correction...
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the first and second ones are for 89-96 2wd i have a 2wd 94 why wouldnt they fit?



what about this http://www.weldtecdesigns.com/FRS286.htm
opps sorry, i had the product filter on for my 99...


lol well i got the ball moving, just pm redneckstone and hell help you out
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can u guys just give me a site that has like one big kit or whateva money isnt to much i just wanna keep it under like a 1500
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Well what are you looking to do? Just fit bigger tires and get a clean look or do some good, serious offroading?
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Hey guys, ever think of asking me? Lol, sheesh, forget the guy that lives suspension!

Like others have posted, first we need to know what you're looking to do with your truck?
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Oooops
forgot to Inform Mike Krawtch there was a new suspension Topic
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Well i wont be doin to much serious off roadin but i do want it to look good and fit some big tires. But i will be off roadin so i dont want no cheapo kit but, but then again i dont want no custom made tons of money setup. What about that weldtech stage 2 kit what yall think about that.
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I believe that weldtec kit is setup for the serious offroader but i'm not sure. 12"s of travel is almost what i'm going to be getting with my 4wd LT suspension kit as a prerunner. I'd say this would be your best bet.
http://www.hnmmotorsports.com/1983rangerentry.shtml
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Just go to JCW.com to look around. Whatever you do, don't buy from stylinconcepts. WAAY too expensive!

4wheelparts.com
fourwheelerparts.com
JCW.com
jegs.com

Also, your truck is cheap and easy to lift. Just buy a 4 inch or 6 inch kit or whatever for around 400-800 bucks I believe. Then you will be able to put some nice tires on. If you want to go nice and big and fit 35s or something get a body lift also to make up for the fact your 2WD is lower.

It also depends though, what are you going for? To look nice and high? Or to fit 32s like Zach(Redneckstone)? His truck is lifted technically...but its sortof lifted to a stock 4WD height, maybe a bit higher. But he prolly has good gas mileage too. If you're a v6 and want to look awesome, go for a big lift and big tires.

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This is exactly why I'm trying to get a forum on here dedicated to suspension, so you guys can give me questions and I can find info, as well as post about companies, advertise GOOD products, and give how-to's, etc. for everyone that is interested in more than just a drop down bracket or body lift. To each his own, don't get me wrong, but I want to get a forum on here to help everyone out more, and also so people will know the most cost effective/safest way of lifting or modifying their suspensions.

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Yea man, the suspension forum you had on GE helped so many people out. I really think that's a good idea man..
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Yea man, the suspension forum you had on GE helped so many people out. I really think that's a good idea man..
Thanks Cass. It's not up to me though, still waiting for the higher powers to grant me my wish, .
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Well I'll persuade them even if I have to give them a big old, fat juicy wet
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Well I'll persuade them even if I have to give them a big old, fat juicy wet
That's a bit far wouldn't you say!?
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I got big lips, I think i can do it.
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ok I got your PM. what TYPE of wheeling you do. if its sand and jumping go talk to trent he knows his long travel good. now if its just good old mudding ok. and how about a pic of your truck i can normally tell with what lift you can fit tire wise on a Gen 3 for what lift. now. what tire size you want? info is much needed
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ok ill be runnin def. mud no jumpin for me. Im sorry i cant get a pic of my truck i have no cam so the best i can do is tell u about it. 1994 2.3 5spd XL not a 4x4! If it is even possible to lift my truck i was lookin at a 3 inch body lift by performance accssessories what yall think of that??
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It's definitely possible, anything is possible. I'll find some lifts for you tomorrow and post them. As for body lifts . . . p q .
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I was talking to my step dad last nite bout liftin my truck and he said if i decide to do it he has a 302 that we could drop in it probably during the winter, So i might not have the little 4 cyl anymore
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the get a 4-6" lift and 33's minimum. I have a 5.0L in my garage i just dont feel like spending all that $ on this truck. maybe one day
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