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Is a lift worth the potential trouble?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by TimR, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. Jun 15, 2010 at 7:07 PM
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    TimR

    TimR [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I was planning a 2-3" ome lift for my access cab 4x4, but have received A LOT of warnings on the vibrations. I have searched a lot, and see that there are many methods to repair this problem with mixed results.

    For those of you who have had a lift for atleast 30,000 miles or so, would you do it again? how much has it cost you to find solutions? how annoying are the vibrations?
     
  2. Jun 15, 2010 at 7:32 PM
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    Janster

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    It's the nature of the beast.....

    Is it worth it? Depends on how much you want it/need it and how much it costs to do it.

    Honestly? Doing the work yourself and actually 'understanding' what you've done and why. It's much easier to fix vibrations when you have a full understanding of WHY they occur in the first place. Once you know the logistics of everything - you can make your own decisions on the best repair to get rid of vibrations.

    All too often - I think people get confused because they don't understand WHY they have vibrations to begin with.

    If you're the type of person who doesn't necessarily want to get involved (mechanically) with your truck and the modifications .....maybe its not worth it.
     
  3. Jun 15, 2010 at 7:37 PM
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    FlawedXJ

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    I actually have a jeep now. Imagine that.
    I've never had a single issue with mine.

    edit: and I've got over 20k on my lift.
     
  4. Jun 15, 2010 at 7:41 PM
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    thebigk

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    I have a little vibration and a little wandering with my 3"

    If I take the time to tweak my carrier bearing spacer I can get rid of the vibes.

    But worth every bit of it!!!
     
  5. Jun 15, 2010 at 11:21 PM
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    TimR

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    When most people complain about vibrations, are we talking subtle, annoying, or teeth chattering?
     
  6. Jun 15, 2010 at 11:26 PM
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  7. Jun 15, 2010 at 11:48 PM
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    TimR

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    alright, thats the answer I want to hear! I really want that lift, I guess I'll deal with the shakes later. Maybe my gf will like it

    should I get the drive shaft carrier bearing drop to start?
     
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