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Alright guys, havent posted in a while, been soo busy with everything.

A while ago i posted a thread on getting more suspension travel, I talked to someone about getting a modified 5.5 setup, and it would have been around $1,000. Perfect. However, he doesnt have time until after New Years to do it, and I'm looking to take a big trip to the desert a couple days after Christmas, and it doesn't work out time-wise.

Does anyone have any other suggestions on relatively affordable setups?
I'm talking:
New Extended A-Arms
2.0 Shocks
Camburg (or something comparable) Coils

I was looking at Camburg's setup, but it's just too much money. After installation, it comes up to be about $2,000, and that doesn't even include 2.0 shocks.

Please help ASAP guys!!
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sorry thats all the help ive got, but it sounds like you hafta make a decision; either to wait for those parts, or bone up extra money to make your deadline.
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...okay. but if i was willing to throw up some extra money, what are my other options..?
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call up BTF fab....when i get some money saved,hes going to do my 4wd set up...good prices and great work from what ive heard...someone on here has had work done to the truck and is happy..his name is Brandon- (909)702-7462
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hahahah yeah that's who I called. Good prices and all, but he's backed up and I need this in time for Christmas

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oh snap...what about threat motorsports?...im not sure if he does a-arm stuff thoe,
..may wanna ask thoe
his name is dave::phone.951-852-6072
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HAHAHAHAHAH
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that dude did my friend's Ranger! He has a complete bedcage and I-beams and everything. 22 inches of travel or something like that..

hahahahah thats sooo funny. If you look at his myspace, in his pictures theres an album of the truck, and I was like WTF THATS MY FRIENDS!!


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do you guys think it would be pointless to get a Fabtech 2.5" Set with new UCA's, and then put a 2.0 Resi Shock in there and find someone to do it?
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so you have stock uppers now im assuming. what shocks do you have?

ive heard the fabtech 2.5 kit increases travel SOME, but i dont know how much. i wouldnt imagine more than an inch if that. but again i dont know.

for the money i think you should be able to do better, even in your time frame.

check classified ads on dezertrangers.com and there are lots of fabricators over there.
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yeah i was up all night checkin and i found 2 more places who I emailed..

H&M Motorsports (I want the performance system but i have no idea how much it is)

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Threat Motorsports (although I don't know if they do A-arm stuff because itr looks like all he has is I-beam parts)
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H&M will be a little more expensive...did u call camburg for there 5.5 kit?..there is alot of people selling thier a-arm lifts on DezertRangers..
or see if Giant motorsports have a kit...
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convert to TTB?
(and do a little extra work heh)
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I was gonna go Camburg, but it's gonna be around $2200 OTD, and thats a lot of money...

I've checked dezertrangers.com but i can't seem to find anything.. maybe i'm not looking in the right place?
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most places will run u 2k+ its not like a fagtech lift spindles where u can pick em up at the local offroad shop.Expect to pay 2k for most,if not all kits..
also try blitzkrieg
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convert to TTB?
(and do a little extra work heh)
haha yeah, my friend has an I-beamed Ranger and GOD ITS SICK
if you wanna throw me some cash, then i'll go ahead and do it

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how much more would it be?

i guess it would pretty much be as much work as a SAS eh?
and if i had that kinda cash do you think i would be running around on a retrofitted RCD kit? lol
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even thoe u get a good kit up front,your rear end will suffer,ur rear end wont be able to handle the stuff your front end will..ur kit would be pointless
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how much more would it be?

i guess it would pretty much be as much work as a SAS eh?
and if i had that kinda cash do you think i would be running around on a retrofitted RCD kit? lol
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even thoe u get a good kit up front,your rear end will suffer,ur rear end wont be able to handle the stuff your front end will..ur kit would be pointless
well, are you talking about an I-beam kit? or just a good a-arm kit?
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either way,a-arm kit or i beam,whats the point in being in a hurry to get a front end kit when ur truck wont be able handle good without ur rear end being set up so it takes as much abuse and travel as ur front end......
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thats actually a really good point. ****.
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hey but it will look nice..sorta,because once u get extended a arms ur tire will stick past ur fender or right under it,so when u go offroading ur tire will hit ur fenders,so u also have to take thatunder consideration...unless u already have glass up front
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haha no i don't have glass.. but my tires already stick like 2 inches past my fender well
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