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Prolly gonna lift it

Most likely ill be lifting my truck. I want 3-4". Just curious as to what yall think to be the best kits. I want something that can take a little abuse and still give me a good on-road feel as this is my daily driver. Ive got about 4 months so theres a little time to save some money. Your comments are appreciated.
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i would get the RCD 5.5 inch kit if I were you.
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i would get the RCD 5.5 inch kit if I were you.
other than that there is a superlift which is 3-4 inches depending on the height of your t-bar crank. overall,im with GIL, RCD gets rid of t-bars with coil-overs and also gives more lift, not to mention a great kit. its worth mre mulah than Superlift if you wanna save up for it, just wait longer. i'll have my RCD put on by Friday, so i will tell you how it goes.
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RCD all the way..that's my saving goal...I'm DYING to have it...Mudhippy I expect as many pics as possible!...please :)
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yea...the RCD is my dream. only problem is the welding. i can find somebody but...i dont know. would a 5.5" lift look wierd with 34s? 2Gs is a lot of money and id need new tires also (really want some swampers)
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yea...the RCD is my dream. only problem is the welding. i can find somebody but...i dont know. would a 5.5" lift look wierd with 34s? 2Gs is a lot of money and id need new tires also (really want some swampers)

no it wont look weird with 34s. most of the guys I know with an RCD only have 33s so 34s will be beautiful!!!
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^^^exactly wut i wanted to hear. my 32s are a tighter squeeze then my stock tires (255/65/16) and everybody (even my mom) liked that look so i think the 34s will compliment the truck very nicely. so my best bet is the RCD? i really wanted it as soon as i saw it. now if only that dang place would call me back about my application(ive got an insider that says they will for sure)

one other thing, are thornbirds good in general mud and puddles and on road? ive heard theyre good only for ruts but i saw some in action a few days ago. just curious.
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please please dont use thornbirds on the street for a daily driver, as a favor to fellow motorists. i had a friend with a toyota on thornbirds and he used to throw side lugs on the highway all the time!!

as far as the lift the RCD is the way to go for sure. the superlift had some driveshaft issues, but i dont know they may be resolved by now.
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^^^exactly wut i wanted to hear. my 32s are a tighter squeeze then my stock tires (255/65/16) and everybody (even my mom) liked that look so i think the 34s will compliment the truck very nicely. so my best bet is the RCD? i really wanted it as soon as i saw it. now if only that dang place would call me back about my application(ive got an insider that says they will for sure)

one other thing, are thornbirds good in general mud and puddles and on road? ive heard theyre good only for ruts but i saw some in action a few days ago. just curious.


I think that thornbird are the worst offroad tire in production. they are ugly, dont wear well, dont do great in mud or rocks and they are almost impossible to balance.
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