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looking for a hand or two...

I talked to this guy out here in New York about a 4" suspension lift. Well hes got the trailmaster one for me 799 to instal, but i want to learn how to for future refrence. Anyone up here by tonawanda help me out will pay!!! or looking for someone to help walk me through it i greatly appricate it no one on this forum has steered me wrong yet thanks alot!! Looking to do this in the spring time already have the 3 " bl on it. Thanks again
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can't speak for them directly but the guys & gals in the Buffalo region are quite friendly and have plenty of 'working' meets
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Trailmaster lift = balljoint spacers. I would save my coin for the superlift or RCD personally. Balljoint spacers are not very sturdy or durable. Just my .02, but I'm tryin' to help ya out here.

That being said, there are some very capable folks in the NY area who I'm sure would help out if you did choose to get the trailmaster lift.
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Where you aquiring the lift from? Don Georges? He sells all kinds of lifts.

I'm a blacktop kinda guy, but from what I have seen, RCD seems the best way to go. As Kyle mentioned, balljoint spacers aren't much fun.

As for ' working ' meets.. We've done transmissions, lifts, all sorts of drops ( lowering ) , axles.. Nothing is impossible.

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well, you might want to decide how much offroading you plan to do


balljoint spacers are not going to kill you on a street queen, ive even thought of doing them for a custom lift


heres a good pic of them
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I am gettin my lift from Jim dean out in elma. Now i'm confused with ball joint spacers does that weaken the joints, make a rougher ride? Thanks
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I am gettin my lift from Jim dean out in elma. Now i'm confused with ball joint spacers does that weaken the joints, make a rougher ride? Thanks

Superlift replaces the entire hub

trailmaster adds an extension


basically, it adds on, meaning not one solid piece but now 2, more area for something to fail
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you mean knuckle not hub Scott.

and those spacers dont look that great at all..
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you mean knuckle not hub Scott.

and those spacers dont look that great at all..

whoops
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So should i shop around a little more? I dont plan on doing a ton of off roading but moderate i want it to hold up as well!! I just want to be sure to get all the extensions for the drive shaft break lines ect. Damn i really need some help lol
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So should i shop around a little more? I dont plan on doing a ton of off roading but moderate i want it to hold up as well!! I just want to be sure to get all the extensions for the drive shaft break lines ect. Damn i really need some help lol
whats your price budget?
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price isn't a problem i just want the best i possibly can get. I have the 3 inch bl on it i kinda wanted a 4 in suspension but i don't really feel comfortable going higher being a daily driver with the weather here in new york. Look forward to your input
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just get a 4" superlift and some 35's then.. it isnt a huge moster after that road and drove Bills alot, its not that bad or big
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35's mean bigger gears damn gotta do it sometime though. I don't know how but i heard spider gears are a pain in the *** one day i will be doing this blind folded but gotta get in there first. Is there any "how tos" on re-gearing? Thanks again!!
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