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Thinkin about dropin her and need some ideas.

Alright well my first intentions were to lift it and go with 33s but its 2wd and that would be useless. SO therefore i think im gonna drop her. My uncle can get me a kit for 225 thats 3inch lowering springs on the front, a 5 inch flip kit in the rear and all 4 shocks. So it would drop it 3 inch in the front and 5 on the back. And i already have a roll pan to replace my bumper. Then i wanna know how to make it handle better? ive heard sway bar kits but i have no idea. Front kits or rear kits or what? Also i plan on putting headers and a dual flow master 10 series exhaust lighting style on it, true duals. Then i wanna put a tonneau cover on it. Also i wanna plan on putting either 18s or 20s on it. What rims and size would you reccomend and what tires? And then need new seats for it, preferable buckets. Also i want white face gages. So if you all have any parts or words of help please let me no. Im 16 and this is my first truck and ive saved up for 2 years and i wanna make her special if you no what i mean.

heres some pics of what the bed looks like now that i finished the body work on the rust holes. It will be painted all the same color soon to.
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my bad im just tryin to get some help
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Just lock it and lift it
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what do you mean???
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I think you should do a front end conversion while your at it and go with a 04 plus style front end
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how much would that run?
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If you got everything at the junk yard i would imagine it cost well under a grand... There are a few people on here that have done it maybe they will chime in on what parts you would need and how much they run
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yeah put a locker on the rear and lift it
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Don't listen to everyone I say drop it! But don't do just 3" springs in the front, you wont be able to align it with just springs. With that said get a DJM 4/5 kit, it comes with upper and lower control arms to correct alignment and make it drive able. I'd go with 18's and not 20's. with 18's you'll have more sidewall and not have to worry about rubbing. and here's some inspiration to go Lower!
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yeah but how much does the djm 4/5 kit run?
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is that the same kit you got on yours???
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would it be better to drop it with the djm 3/4 kit and put 20s on it or the 4/5 kit and put 18s or 20s?
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yes that's the kit I have, the 3/4 is for pre 98 so it wont fit your truck
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so then what would you suggest i go with
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the 4/5 kit
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Lower it
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i plan on it but need soem opinions.
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