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Lift help for a DC LB .... Ready for TW to help me spend some cash

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by troy28, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. Jul 11, 2012 at 6:24 PM
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    troy28

    troy28 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    First off thank you for any and all help!!! I know another lift thread. I assure you I have read, and searched, and read everything I can. I am ready to move forward but am kind of stuck with my research.

    My goal is to do it professional and right the first time.

    The truck is a 2012 DC LB. It's primary function will be ride comfort on road. Off road will be slow going mostly on existing hunting trails. I do like to play in the snow. Occasionally it will tow a boat or a Uhaul. I like the current rake of the truck. I do not want to be nose up if I put a little weight in the bed or tow something. There will be an additional 200lbs in skids and sliders spread across the bottom of the cab (being installed shortly). I plan to add ~200lbs to the front in bumper, winch, extra battery weight (in the future).

    I want a comfortable ride for couple hours trips to camping sites. I plan to go to a 17in wheel. As for the tire I want it to fill up the wheel well not look like the truck is floating on top. I do not mind taking a few MPG off but would like to avoid cutting it in half maybe a 32 or 33max tire. I believe this puts my lift in the 2.5 - 3in area.

    I do not want to add spacers and plastic parts and try and stretch something's capabilities. I want to get the correct coil over system up front and correct leaf system in the rear.

    I have settled on 5100's from the research. I have been being pointed to the OME and ARB springs for the front. What spring do you recommend for the current weight and future weight?

    Is a AAL good enough or better performance from a whole new Leaf pack? What leaf pack for appropriate lift and function?

    What tire size would look best in the wheel well?

    All help is greatly appreciated!! Thank you for your time!:D
     
  2. Jul 11, 2012 at 6:26 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Did you get your precious photos ?

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    OME 885's and Dakars got me 2 1/2" front and back on my '09 DCLB 4x4
     
  3. Jul 12, 2012 at 4:17 PM
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    troy28

    troy28 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for the opening info!
     
  4. Jul 12, 2012 at 6:07 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Did you get your precious photos ?

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    My pleasure
     
  5. Jul 12, 2012 at 8:40 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Did you get your precious photos ?

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    Troy , here it is on the 885's and Dakars with the 275/70/17 Hankook ATm's

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Jul 12, 2012 at 8:43 PM
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    BuzzardsGottaEat

    BuzzardsGottaEat "Pick up some speed.. You'll make it."

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    Noted that you'll occasionally haul a boat or u-haul. OZ here ^ can tell you about OME Dakars being one of the better leaf packs if you're going to be doing any hauling or towing better than I can (experience vs what I've read)

    another point toward OME, which would be my suggestion as well
     
  7. Jul 12, 2012 at 8:47 PM
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    I always liked this truck. Makes me want a shell.
     
  8. Jul 13, 2012 at 2:05 PM
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    My wife loaded up the truck last week with 1750 lbs of pavers + 300 lbs of sand. I was pissed but it made the short drive home without any apparent issues. I was pretty surprised that the truck never bottomed out and felt actually capable of taking the load. Won't be doing that again, but oh well. I have the same rear lift as Oz.
     
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