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Old 01-30-2013, 11:43 AM   #61
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i dont think you "need" new UCAs until you cross the 2.5" threshold.
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^ yup no need for it if your only dooing 2
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:48 AM   #63
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So Final questions, MONTHS later....is there a way to "do" a 2.5" lift WITHOUT dropping the dif?
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Lift help

Same boat I'm in need of a lift kit. I need to be able to run a 275/65/18 and still turn tow and haul. I do ALOT of driving. Like 25k+ a year, 75% highway but when I'm working in the city it gets worked hard. Hauling stone, lumber, tools, whatever. It's my work truck and my play truck. So someone please tell me what the most driveable lift is. For a once or twice a year off roader. What's the "working mans" lift kit?
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:15 AM   #68
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Very nice looking kulasipay. I have been waiting for very long time to put a lift on my truck. Think I want to stay under 3" so I don't have to get new uca's. What uca's did you go with, and if you don't mind what was the cost of your lift? Did you do the install, if not what's that going to cost to have it done. Thanks for the pics.
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Very nice looking kulasipay. I have been waiting for very long time to put a lift on my truck. Think I want to stay under 3" so I don't have to get new uca's. What uca's did you go with, and if you don't mind what was the cost of your lift? Did you do the install, if not what's that going to cost to have it done. Thanks for the pics.

i didn't change the UCA. my friend install it. the front shocks placed on O or the lowest level.
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kulasipay what was the final damage and where did you get it done?
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No need for a diff drop. No need for uca's at 2 1/2 inches of lift or less. Dealer did my ome lift for 1800 with Dakar leaf packs.
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No need for a diff drop. No need for uca's at 2 1/2 inches of lift or less. Dealer did my ome lift for 1800 with Dakar leaf packs.
Did this get you a 2 1/2 inch lift? I would consider this if it keeps me from new diff drop and uca's. I was under the impression this was the point you would have to do all this.

Is there a lift that will get you exactly 2"? I've read several post on how to get 1.75
Because a quarter of an inch can make all the difference sometimes
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You don't "have" to get uca's. it's just that as you go higher, it's harder to get your alignment in spec. Around 2.5" is when it could or could not get in spec. Depends on the alignment tech too.
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Same boat I'm in need of a lift kit. I need to be able to run a 275/65/18 and still turn tow and haul. I do ALOT of driving. Like 25k+ a year, 75% highway but when I'm working in the city it gets worked hard. Hauling stone, lumber, tools, whatever. It's my work truck and my play truck. So someone please tell me what the most driveable lift is. For a once or twice a year off roader. What's the "working mans" lift kit?
I would love to hear an opinion on this as well!
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Old 11-10-2013, 02:10 PM   #78
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So What happend...OME or Bilstien I need to know.

I know this is an old post, but what did you finally choose. I"m in the same boat can't decide between the two really. I don't do much off roading like a lot of guys here so a 2.5" lift would be perfect.

someone let me know please.
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Not sure who you where asking Twinkie, but I just bought the Ironman lift from Toytec.
Its on sale, right now for $389.
They say I should get 2" out of it.
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Not sure who you where asking Twinkie, but I just bought the Ironman lift from Toytec.
Its on sale, right now for $389.
They say I should get 2" out of it.
oh nice man. post some pics when you get that thing installed. I was looking for a 2.5-3 inch lift. Was leaning towards an OME w/ dakar leaf packs or 2" AAL's and an LR UCA.

Let me know how your's turns out
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