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newbie to anything dealing with lifts

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by ckeeton, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. Nov 10, 2010 at 6:08 PM
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    ckeeton

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    to start off i have no knowledge on this stuff at all, i have read some of the post on it but still very confused. so i want to add like a 2.5' lift. not a leveling kit or anything just like a body lift.
    but i wanna know what all i would have to change if i did do the lift, and which ones are the best for it.
    and would that change your gas mileage any?
     
  2. Nov 10, 2010 at 6:14 PM
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    I would say get the pro comp 3 inch lift...that is wat i got..i like it
     
  3. Nov 10, 2010 at 6:16 PM
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    did you have to change anything else for the lift?
     
  4. Nov 10, 2010 at 6:25 PM
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    I mean i only did it so i could put bigger rims and tires on my truck...friend put my lift on and he said it was not hard...it comes with new shocks and new coils in the front and aal's.
     
  5. Nov 10, 2010 at 6:26 PM
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    you my friend want 5100's at 2.5 and a 2" aal for about $300
     
  6. Nov 10, 2010 at 6:28 PM
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    Brutal is correct. Might not need the AAL. What size tire are you going for and what do you intend to do with it.

    Stay away from body lifts and the Pro Comp crap. There are far better options out there.
     
  7. Nov 10, 2010 at 6:31 PM
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  8. Nov 10, 2010 at 6:31 PM
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    talking about the bilstein 5100?
    and thats a pretty good price
     
  9. Nov 10, 2010 at 6:32 PM
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    not sure on the tires yet something bigger than stock, and for some off roading, plus i like the way it looks.
     
  10. Nov 10, 2010 at 6:33 PM
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    Bilstein 5100s. Call Sonny at Downsouth Motorsports. He will hook you up.
     
  11. Nov 10, 2010 at 6:33 PM
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    yea the fronts i got for like $179 and the aal for like $80
    but thats was a year ago....
     
  12. Nov 10, 2010 at 6:34 PM
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    x10000^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
     
  13. Nov 10, 2010 at 6:34 PM
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    no you dont have to do anything to your truck. It is not stiffer. I thought it would be but mine wasnt any stiffer.

    To add to that, Get the add a leaf kit so you can haul heavier loads.

    It will come with spacers for the front. Any auto shop is going to charge you bout $75 to $100 to compress the springs and put the spacers on them and thats if you bring the struts to them off of the truck.

    Having said that Advance auto parts sells a set of spring compressors for $50

    If you dont know what you are doing but you have common sence then you can do all by yourself in bout 6 hours
     
  14. Nov 10, 2010 at 6:36 PM
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    so i was looking at the downsouth motorsports and it says fronts only and front and rear shocks. you did just the fronts correct?
     
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    fat bobs garauge sells a kit for 250

    they are easy to find online
     
  16. Nov 10, 2010 at 6:37 PM
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    i did just the fronts....i will do the rears when i get some extra cash
     
  17. Nov 10, 2010 at 6:40 PM
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    you have any pictures of how the truck sits now with the fronts on and the AAL
     
  18. Nov 10, 2010 at 6:55 PM
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    yeah that looks really good. prob what im gonna aim for. thanks for the help!
    might come back for more questions once i get the money together for it
     
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