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Pro-Comp vs Camburg

Ok, I'm not a suspension guru by any means, but I've been wanting to get a lift kit, The camburg thread had me excited for a little while. Then I read that the camburg lift is 3.5" spindles followed by 2.5" torsion bar crank.

So I'm a little dissapointed, I thought it was a full 6" lift. I didn't see any mention of lifting the rear, so I presume that no AAL or blocks are included.
It still looks bad-***, but it raised alot of questions.

Why would someone pay $1550 to $1950 for the camburg lift which only gives you 3.5", when you can get the pro-comp spindle kit from Four wheel parts for $588.99. (fabtech's offering is basically the same thing)

The 3.5" camburg includes A-Arms and bilsteen shocks, but no mention of rear lift.
The 3" pro-comp includes AAL's, ES3000 shocks??, but no A-Arms.

Since you can crank the bars with either lift, I'm not counting that for either kit.

So the big question.
  • Why would someone pay practically $1,000 bucks more for the 1/2" taller camburg (and still spend a little more for AALs or blocks)
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maybe because in some people's eyes, u get what u pay for....maybe the advertisement for a 6" lift for x-amount of $$$ vs. a 3" for $500 seems better to them....

personally i think all the lifts for our trucks are kinda crappy....we just have an awful setup....sure u can crank the t-bars for free and etc, but theres gonna be problems that u encounter afterwards.....i just think the kits we can get are too much $$ for too little height. we're kinda just stuck in a rut except for the guys with springs upfront....and i also think its crappy that EDGE's from the factory sit higher than the XLT's and 4x4's....my buddy has an edge hes tryin to lower, and hes lossened the t-bars and removed the rear blocks and he STILL sits HIGHER than me, and i have 31's! and he's a 4x2!!! its just all crap.....
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well camburg also gives you either single or dual shocks up front. to be hones i would talk to trent, splitfire, about this because he will be able to answer all of your questions
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Is "Apples and Oranges" you cant really compare the two. ProComp is a "show" lift while Camurg is a "functional" lift. Put simply Camburg is designed for moderate offroading where as the PC or FT spindles arnt.
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Gotcha. I was figuring most of the lift was accomplished via the spindles, so the only real comparison between the two spindles would be in durability, and maybe that 1/2".

So what's the cliff notes explaination on why replacing the A-Arms is worth the extra cash? Camburg would take more abuse and perform better off-road because the camburg A-Arms are more durable/better performing off-road?

Basically it boils down to this. I want to get a lift that not only looks good on the street, will not hamper on-road manners to any unbearable degree, but also will not give me any problems when I hit a trail or two. (Wherever that limited slip can get me) I only want to add to what my truck can do now, not spend cash on something purely for looks.
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So what's the cliff notes explaination on why replacing the A-Arms is worth the extra cash? Camburg would take more abuse and perform better off-road because the camburg A-Arms are more durable/better performing off-road?
You pretty much got the Cliff notes version right there. The new arms provide Durabity, the Abbility to use a Uni-Ball instead of ball joint on the upper arm (which Camburg does I believe), Increased width to accomodate two shocks if that option is chosen, Increased travel to 10" (which cant be accomplished soley with a spindle, close, but not quite), Plus the Camburg kit comes with limit straps too right? ( I havent look too too deap into it since I have a 4x)

So there's the Cliff Notes version, if you want the Spark Notes version its gona cost ya
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OK, Thanks for confirming it then. Now I just need to decide how much I'm gonna off-road or if I just want the best in that price range or just the look.
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Camburg System includes
Fabricated Uni-Ball Race Spindles
Custom upper A-Arms
Limit Straps
Stainless steel/ Kevlar Brake lines
Bilstein Shocks
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