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3" Suspension Lift for $500

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by JRod4928, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. Aug 10, 2012 at 5:02 AM
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    JRod4928

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    How good of a ride do you get with a 3" Pro Comp lift? I'm looking to spend no more than $500 on a suspension lift I can install myself.

    I'd go with a body lift but I heard the ride quality is pretty poor.

    Suggestions?

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  2. Aug 10, 2012 at 8:30 AM
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    Bilstein 5100's, rear AAL. Just under 3" of lift done for around $500 + alignment assuming you do the install yourself. Do you have a link to the Procomp kit you're considering?
     
  4. Aug 10, 2012 at 8:43 AM
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    I have the ProComp lift with an ad a leaf in the rear. The ride is a little stiff, but it doesn't bother me.
     
  6. Aug 10, 2012 at 8:58 AM
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    Do the lift right the first time or don't do it at all. A 3" lift is going to cost anywhere from $500-800 depending on which you go with. At 3" you need new UCA's: ~$400. You'll probably want bigger tires: $1000. Using stock wheels you need spacers: $100 or aftermarket wheels: $500.
    Plus alignment, wheel mount and balance but you can save $3-400 if you install everything yourself :D

    Especially if you have a brand new '12 don't put crap underneath it and mess up a great truck. Do stuff right, research, research more, and be prepared to spend some money lol. It sucks spending that much but being satisfied with your decisions is worth it IMO. Good luck!
     
  7. Aug 10, 2012 at 9:02 AM
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    Why would you need wheel spacers if you use stock wheels?!?! :confused:

    I agree with the rest of it though, including the extra cost of UCA's.
     
  8. Aug 10, 2012 at 9:45 AM
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    Depending on if you increase tire size you might hit your UCAs or rub. Either wheel spacers with stock wheels or new wheels with different backspacing is required from what I've learned on TW. I got new wheels with 4.5 BS and run 285's.

    Sorry wasn't clear on that. Stock wheels and tires are obviously fine on anything
     
  9. Aug 10, 2012 at 9:50 AM
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    The wheel spacers are only required if you want to run certain sized tires (285's being a popular choice). There are plenty of taller tires that you can run on stock wheels without needing spacers and, with a little trimming, you could still avoid the spacer issue (personally, I wouldn't run spacers on my truck).
     
  10. Aug 10, 2012 at 9:52 AM
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    No I wouldn't either, thats why I chose new wheels :D
     
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