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Old 11-15-2011, 07:44 PM   #1
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Does a 4-5 inch lift exist that is not a DB lift?

I searched the threads for a 4" lift. I need more than 3 but want less than 6". I read in the forum that any lift over 3" will be a drop bracket lift like RCD Is this true? Any recommendations? And it is for a 4wd and not 2wd
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It's because of the front diff, no way around it. What do you need a 4" lift for?
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I searched the threads for a 4" lift. I need more than 3 but want less than 6". I read in the forum that any lift over 3" will be a drop bracket lift like RCD Is this true? Any recommendations? And it is for a 4wd and not 2wd
It is true.

anything over 3" is puts too much strain on your suspension and your front diff. Hence why the reason DB lifts exist in the first place
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when I was thinking about the all pro LT kit sarah said she was at 4". But yeah, only LT would get you higher than 3"
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Old 11-17-2011, 12:12 PM   #11
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It's because of the front diff, no way around it. What do you need a 4" lift for?
I think I am asking for too much. I have a 2.25" Procomp strut spacer now with the TSB in the rear. I have 285/70/17 BFG ATs. The cab mount is cut, the front fenders wells are trimmed.

Extreme Flex Rock Crawling = the front is fine, it is the rear that rubs the fender flares. even popped one out and hat to pop it in. Not so worried about this since I had a ton of wight from camping gear in the back.

Full travel (even when going in and out of a driveway/parking lot "fast") = The front tires rub the fender flares. I don't even need to be 4Wheeling.

I don't think a 1/4" more will fix this. by removing the front strut spacers and going with the Billies at 2.5". And by doing this, my ride is compromised.
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Old 11-17-2011, 12:26 PM   #12
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I think I am asking for too much. I have a 2.25" Procomp strut spacer now with the TSB in the rear. I have 285/70/17 BFG ATs. The cab mount is cut, the front fenders wells are trimmed.

Extreme Flex Rock Crawling = the front is fine, it is the rear that rubs the fender flares. even popped one out and hat to pop it in. Not so worried about this since I had a ton of wight from camping gear in the back.

Full travel (even when going in and out of a driveway/parking lot "fast") = The front tires rub the fender flares. I don't even need to be 4Wheeling.

I don't think a 1/4" more will fix this. by removing the front strut spacers and going with the Billies at 2.5". And by doing this, my ride is compromised.
If you are doing extreme-flex rock crawling with a top plate spacer you should be way more worried about damaging your ball joints at full droop with the spacer than with stiffening the ride with billys.

As for the rubbing, what is the width and backspacing of your wheels?

Stuffing 33's is a lot to ask from only 2.25" of front lift.
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Old 11-17-2011, 12:51 PM   #13
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If you are doing extreme-flex rock crawling with a top plate spacer you should be way more worried about damaging your ball joints at full droop with the spacer than with stiffening the ride with billys.

As for the rubbing, what is the width and backspacing of your wheels?

Stuffing 33's is a lot to ask from only 2.25" of front lift.
great question on the back spacing. I will have to check. I don't know off hand since the dealer went the 4WPs to have it installed. I bought it from the dealer like this. I agree with the "stuffing" comment.
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If you are doing extreme-flex rock crawling with a top plate spacer you should be way more worried about damaging your ball joints at full droop with the spacer than with stiffening the ride with billys.

As for the rubbing, what is the width and backspacing of your wheels?

Stuffing 33's is a lot to ask from only 2.25" of front lift.
......and the fact that the down travel of the stock shock is now limited.
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......and the fact that the down travel of the stock shock is now limited.
I didn't think with strut tower pacers you lost down travel. They aren't coil spacers

Thanks for all the feedback guys
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I didn't think with strut tower pacers you lost down travel. They aren't coil spacers

Thanks for all the feedback guys
You don't lose down travel on the shock itsself, but by just lengthening the entire shock assembly like top plate spacers do, you allow the suspension to droop 2.25" lower than it was designed to do, which binds the ball joints.
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Your profile suggests you have a prerunner so I suggest spindle lift with AP expo leafs. Your truck would look bad ass!
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Your profile suggests you have a prerunner so I suggest spindle lift with AP expo leafs. Your truck would look bad ass!
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I searched the threads for a 4" lift. I need more than 3 but want less than 6". I read in the forum that any lift over 3" will be a drop bracket lift like RCD Is this true? Any recommendations? And it is for a 4wd and not 2wd
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Ah I didnt read that!
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