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Lift Kit?

I would love to lift my 98, 3.0L, 4x4 no more than 3".... But, im a full time student with a part time job... I dont make much money at all... Does anybody know of an affordable lift kit?
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Body lift. $200.
The other lifts are Superlift $1400 and RCD $2100.
The spindle lift you see does not work with 4x4.
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i agree, ryans truck looks great, a body lift is economical and functional for road and mild off road use, although ryan has taken his off road pretty hard and it did just fine.

lots of people will bash on body lifts, take it with a grain of salt. you cant beat $200 for a simple 3 inches, that doesnt effect your factory suspension geometry
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Thanks... I will have to invest into that... How about tires? If I get my truck lifted 3", how much bigger should the tires be? Im new to this so I need all the help I can get..
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ryan had my 32 inch tires on his truck. they looked fine, but he is stepping up to 33s, which will fit easily and will look a lot better. if youre going to buy new tires with the lift, go with 33s. 31 and 32 will be ok but look a little undersized. its all what you can afford.

i believe 4wheelparts is doing buy 3 get one free explorer pro comp tires, and the ATs are pretty good!
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I have a 3" body lift, fiberglass fenders and I have 35x12.50's...
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sweeeet!!!
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Where did you find the 3in lift?
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SUPERLIFT!! i think youd be a lot happier with that one than with a body lift. youd feel more "tippy" with the body lift.

hey 034x4, do your new fenders look pretty much stock besides having a larger wheel opening? how much do they cost and where did you get them from?
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Oh Bob....lovin the whole phrase "It aint easy 2 get cheesy"....It really isn't. lol
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Where did you find the 3in lift?
you can find them at 4wheelparts.com and its a performance accessories body lift.

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SUPERLIFT!! i think youd be a lot happier with that one than with a body lift. youd feel more "tippy" with the body lift.
how do you figure? you are keeping all of your weight at the same height, i would think it would be worse with the superlift as all the weight is going up 4 inches. with the body lift it maybe a little bit tippy but not near as much as with the superlift.

your center of gravity doesnt change that much with a bodylift as it would the superlift.
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all body lifted vehicles ive been in have felt like the body moves more. as you make the body mounts longer then you are making it easier for them to fall over.

and upgrading suspension components will make ride quality better in some cases with the superlift. so you may be paying more but you do get wut you pay for.
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3" body lift would work great for ur application. make sure u get the body gap hider things (whatever they're called)...

where about in Pa are u from Huntress?
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huntress are you coming to the meet in centrailia ???? april 8,9,and 10th
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here is the cheepest lift around. its called the hockey puck lift

check it out
http://pringles.xfaktor.net:8082/x-f.../PuckLift.html
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I cant make it to the Centralia meet in April... Maybe next time... Thanks for all of the help...
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Do not do the puck lift, its breaks under hard use.

My truck does not feel tippy at all, I have never had the sense that I am gonna tip over and I have been pretty off center before.

Bodylift it, you won't be sorry, I guarantee.
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SUPERLIFT!! i think youd be a lot happier with that one than with a body lift. youd feel more "tippy" with the body lift.

hey 034x4, do your new fenders look pretty much stock besides having a larger wheel opening? how much do they cost and where did you get them from?
if your gonna get a superlift you may just wanna save up for the rcd then... becasue you need 390 for the new drive shaft or whatevr.. you almost to the rcd lift after adding up th driveshaft.

in her case, i would recomend a bl though..
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I cant make it to the Centralia meet in April... Maybe next time... Thanks for all of the help...
Thats too bad. About where in PA are you located?
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