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any body live in cali in Los angeles

Discussion in 'Southern California' started by socal19, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. Apr 19, 2009 at 10:21 AM
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    socal19

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    hey does anybody live in california in the los angeles county area if so and you have a lifted truck i wanted to see a 6inch lift or 4inch lift in person on a 1st gen. im planing on doing a 4inch lift and i wanted to see the height in person
     
  2. Apr 19, 2009 at 10:34 AM
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    what city?
     
  3. Apr 19, 2009 at 10:39 AM
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    well i live in artesia california
     
  4. Apr 19, 2009 at 10:45 AM
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    a little far. I'm in the ranho cucamonga ontario upland area. If you want a lift there are a grip of shops out here. i probably stopped by 5+ shops to get quotes and got tired so i just went to a known one Gary's sport truck. this place called The Pirate Lab has just also opened. It is in Chino. But yah just drive around here and YOU ARE BOUND to see lifted trucks.. rancho is pretty much where the lifted trucks are at. ahah
     
  5. Apr 19, 2009 at 10:48 AM
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    what kind of lift do you have??? and whats some of the places called do they have any sites?????
     
  6. Apr 19, 2009 at 11:08 AM
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    I am not sure if they have sites. The best way to find out is to google it. (ex. Gary's Sport Truck Ontario, CA). Most of the time though most places do not have websites. I don't have my lift on yet, but I'm getting it done this wed. ITs a 3" Fabtech lift kit. I usually just go on the sites of the companys because they usually have pictures.
     
  7. Apr 19, 2009 at 3:37 PM
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    my LT kit puts my truck at about 4" up if you want to see it in person... i was in Carson last night and just got back from Pomona... if i had seen this post earlier today, i woulda cruised down to Artesia...
     
  8. Apr 19, 2009 at 3:40 PM
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    P-Town! what were you doing in pomona?
     
  9. Apr 19, 2009 at 3:42 PM
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    yea i think imma get the 4inch procomp lift from this site called autopartswarehouse its $1100 dollars the guy gave me a deal so yea
     
  10. Apr 19, 2009 at 3:49 PM
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    ya know, on our gen tacos, you lose your front crossmember with that lift... if you ever want to do some good ole so cal wheeling, you are going to hate that lift...

    but if keeping it a street cruiser, then its all good...
     
  11. Apr 19, 2009 at 3:50 PM
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    pickin up drugs...

    kidding...

    i went to kick it with a buddy to talk trucks...
     
  12. Apr 19, 2009 at 3:54 PM
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    yea i mean i do a little offroading but yea this kit gives me new coils and everything its on autopartswarehouse .com can u go on and look at the kit and give me an update if u think its cool for what i do like a little offroading and stuff
     
  13. Apr 19, 2009 at 4:18 PM
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    whats the extent of your offroading?

    on a 4x4, a drop bracket isn't too bad as its a bit slower pace, athough many will say the bracket gets hung up on rocks... being a prerunner in so cal, your general wheeling options are deserts and mountain fire roads...

    personally, i would suggest you start with a mild mid-travel coilover lift first...

    i know a couple folks who went with drop bracket lifts, and ended up with issues later down the road when they took their trucks offroad...
     
  14. Apr 19, 2009 at 4:25 PM
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    listen to mike, don't get the procomp kit, get aal in the back and a nice set of used coilovers or check around for a set on sale.
     
  15. Apr 19, 2009 at 4:27 PM
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    so whats a good kit i want at least 3.5 to 5inch lift
     
  16. Apr 19, 2009 at 4:42 PM
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    word... when i upgraded, i sold my donahoes for $400, and the buyer got them rebuilt at Icon for $120... he came out with near new $1,100 coilovers for $520...

    there are always folks upgrading their suspensions... buy a set of used higher end coilovers, get them rebuilt, and you get the best possible value...
     
  17. Apr 19, 2009 at 4:45 PM
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    Engage Offroad long travel front and rear with some fat tires.
    If you really want to go that high, but want something that will survive offroad, look into biting the bullet and going LT...

    you can get your front end done for under $4,000 and your rear for under $1,000 brand new... if you go used, you can cut that price down considerably...
     
  18. Apr 19, 2009 at 5:02 PM
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    how about getting the tuff country 3" lift or the revtek lift with like a 1or 2" body lift later
     
  19. Apr 19, 2009 at 5:19 PM
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    Engage Offroad long travel front and rear with some fat tires.
    it would be a cheap way to lift, but you will likely regret it later if you get into wheeling later...

    also remember, if you lift it pretty high, you will end up wanting to get into bigger tires to fill in the gap, and want to get into some lower backspace wheels to adjust to the change in your center of gravity...

    then, bigger tires will lead to regearing issues...

    it's going to be one heck of a money pit...
     
  20. Apr 19, 2009 at 5:27 PM
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    see the thing is i wanted to get the 4inch lift and 33" tires and thats it how are the gears going to be messed up
     
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