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Old 08-02-2010, 04:08 PM
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Lift 101

Looking for a little lift knowledge. I have an 05 crewcab long bed. I am thinking of doing something around 2" to 4". I am leaning towards 4" and 35's. Anyway, what is better as far as components? Blocks in the rear or springs? Standard or 4 link system? What is a 4 link? Do blocks affect the ride? I found a BDS system I like. 4". Sorry for jumping all over but you get the idea. Any help, ideas, and opinions are welcomed and thanked. Also if you have some pics of something close to what I am looking for that would be great.
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Old 08-03-2010, 12:46 PM
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Best riding kits will have new springs and shocks. 4 link arms will improve the ride quality and if adjustable will allow extra castor to be aded which these trucks need. Quality shocks ..Icons, Bilsteins etc will also make a difference over cheap brands.

rear Best ride quality is either a mini spring pack or new lift springs as blocks will lead to additional axle wrap.
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Old 08-04-2010, 05:28 AM
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Thnks for the info. I have just learned a little bit recently about the 4 link. The Icon 4 link is expensive as hell but like you said it's better to have the best brand and not the cheapo. I am also looking at doing the traction bars from precision metal fab. I think I am just going to do a 4" and 35's. I am still shopping around to find the best products and to try and get my budget together.
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For a 4" 4 link..see this post..4.5" Pure Triple Threat Lift installed!

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Old 08-04-2010, 05:24 PM
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Not to still this thread but I am looking for a 6" lift. What would be my best lift with out breaking the bank. Would i be better to go with a 4 link with rear blocks or with rear springs.
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Old 08-04-2010, 05:37 PM
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We have 2 kits one with rear blocks one uses Deaver rear mini spring packs. Both ride fantastic with their 4 link arms. PM me your zip and I'll get you pricing on both.

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Old 08-04-2010, 05:54 PM
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Old 08-05-2010, 10:32 AM
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So i blew out my knee and fractured my shin so the cash for a 4-link went to the doc. I am thinking for now I am going to go down to Les Schwab and have them throw on a 2.5 leveling kit and maybe add a leaf spring in the rear. I have to get new tires anyway. I want to get some 35's. I don't want my truck to be perfectly level. I want the back up an inch or so. They told me they do a new shock and a coil spring spacer and reuse the factory spring. Any input on this set-up would be great.
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Old 08-15-2010, 10:22 AM
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I personally would go with the Icon 2.5" spring with alignment cams. This will improve your ride quality and get the lift you want....
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