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Building lift kit from different components???

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by 2girlsdad, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. Jul 10, 2011 at 7:59 PM
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    2girlsdad

    2girlsdad [OP] Active Member

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    I don't want to ask a question that's been asked before, so I have looked and searched but not found exactly what I'm looking for. I have a 2011 4x4 double cab, and want to lift 4-6" so I can fit 33's to 34's. I almost ordered a Fabtech lift this weekend, but I really think I want Alcan springs in the rear. So if I do that, what would I need to lift the front? I hate to buy a Fabtech and not use a lot of the parts. I thought about Icon or some other coilover for front lift, but what else do I need to buy for the front and what else to finish up the lift? I know I'll need a drop bracket, but other than that, I don't know. I've never had a lifted vehicle before, so this is new to me.
     
  2. Jul 10, 2011 at 8:40 PM
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    BMOC

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    order the kit and the alcans then sell the left overs?
     
  3. Jul 11, 2011 at 8:48 AM
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    PreRunnerSeth

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    To go anything above 3" you will need a drop bracket lift, so you will need to get a full kit like the fabtech or procomp. The only thing you would not be using from the kit if you go with alcans is the big block in the back. The block sucks anyways.
     
  4. Jul 11, 2011 at 1:32 PM
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    2girlsdad

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    Gotcha, that's sort of what I thought I would have to do. Just didn't know if I could buy springs, coilovers, and then the drop brackets and any other little parts from different suppliers to get good quality all the way around. Guess I'll bite the bullet and buy a kit.
     
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