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6" Lift Questions

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Menametony, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. Apr 29, 2009 at 1:43 AM
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    Menametony

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    I hate to beat a dead horse... but ive been searching and havent found the answers yet... i want to do a 6" lift... not sure if i want pro comp or fabtech yet.... are these lifts bolt on? or do i have to cut things and also weld? i mean ill probably install it with a couple of friends... also ive read some threads and some guys with 6" lifts didnt regear.. i mean do i really have to regear? is it going to shorten the life of the truck?
     
  2. Apr 29, 2009 at 2:02 AM
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    anyone know where i can find a good bumper also?
     
  3. Apr 29, 2009 at 2:59 AM
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    Cutting/Welding- I think there is some notching required to lift for 6" but I'm not 100% on that.

    Regearing- If you put larger tires (about 10% larger or more) you really should regear- You'll be putting a LOT of stress on the driveline and asking for something to go wrong.

    Bumper-What do you mean by "good"?? Good OEM replacement?? Good Offroad?? with a winch?? Tube Style?? Prerunner??
     
  4. Apr 29, 2009 at 3:08 AM
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    an offroad bumper
     
  5. Apr 29, 2009 at 3:51 AM
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    i am going on 30,000 miles with no regear and no issues. Get procomp so you can make a skid for it.. fabtech is teh suck

    you will have to cut your crossmember if you are 4x4, cut as little as possible; trust me


    another option that may or may not be worth looking into would be to get the RVC or RCV however its spelled, 4.5" db kit, then get some 6" COs and you have the best of both worlds

    allpro makes a nice looking bumper, its strength leaves something to be desired and everybody and their mom has one.. be different, get a 4x innovations or wait and see what demello comes out with for Wyatt's truck. Shrockworks are beef, also CBI will make anything you want to your spec.
     
  6. Apr 29, 2009 at 8:54 AM
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    Good thing I used the search, I had the exact same questions. Just to throw another question out there, how is the pro comp stage 1?
     
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    Both kits require cutting. The ProComp kit only has a small section cut out big enough for the front drive shaft to go through.

    If your '09 has VSC (vehicle stability control) and you want 6" stage II that has the front coilover shocks you will need to use kit # K5073BMX.

    Be advised, you MUST use 18", or larger, wheels with the ProComp 6" (K5073BMX) kit.

    I'm not sure if Fabtech has released their 6" '09 VSC kit yet.
     
  8. Apr 29, 2009 at 9:37 AM
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    is this kit doable just with a couple of guys? or is this something a shop should do?
     
  9. Apr 29, 2009 at 10:23 AM
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    you can run a 17 with spacers with the stage two cant you? im running a stage one with stockers and 1.5 allpro spacers:)
     
  10. Apr 29, 2009 at 10:46 AM
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    on the 05-08s you can run 17s.. on the 09s i heard you have to run 18s.

    I have some 18s and 35s for sale cheap to get you started
     
  11. Apr 29, 2009 at 10:55 AM
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    details silver?:D
     
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    The problem lies in the fact that they made changes to the spindle for the '09 to accommodate the VSC. I asked ProComp about running 17's w/spacers and they told me it would be iffy. Of course this was after I had already ordered 17's, because this info was not available on the internet, and I was scrambling to find some way out of my delima without having to reorder everything.

    So, my advice is to order 18" wheels if they decide to go with this kit for the '09. If they want to risk going the 17 w/spacer route, best of luck.

    Here is a pic of the clearance between the wheel and tie-rod end on my truck WITH 18" wheels. You make the call on 17's....lol

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Apr 29, 2009 at 11:34 AM
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    18x9 helo blasters wrapped with 35x12.50 prcomp xtreme mud terrains.

    700 bucks and a beer :D
     
  14. Apr 29, 2009 at 11:42 AM
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    do you have a pic?
     
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    no close up but here they are from afar

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