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Old 05-29-2013, 01:43 PM
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So I have a rather strange question for you guys and it begins like this...
I've got a buddy with an 05 Nissan Titan and he wanted to get a little lift so he could fit some bigger tires without the rubbing issue. So he found out by putting bigger shocks (taller and beefier) he could achieve a little lift. He also did spacers and blocks but he installed the shocks first before the putting on the actual lift portion and said he actually achieved some lift. Is this possible? If it is possible could this same idea be used on our trucks?
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Old 05-29-2013, 07:12 PM
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So I have a rather strange question for you guys and it begins like this...
I've got a buddy with an 05 Nissan Titan and he wanted to get a little lift so he could fit some bigger tires without the rubbing issue. So he found out by putting bigger shocks (taller and beefier) he could achieve a little lift. He also did spacers and blocks but he installed the shocks first before the putting on the actual lift portion and said he actually achieved some lift. Is this possible? If it is possible could this same idea be used on our trucks?
I'll spare the funning that your friend is a little silly

Shocks (unless rediculously high-valved or part of a coilover system) will never help you achieve any lift. They are made to absorb the shock at a lower rate than your springs (which get you the lift).
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Old 05-30-2013, 11:46 AM
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haha well thank you for not giving me s**t. I realixe that was beyond a dumb question but he was certain he achieved some lift so I figured I'd ask
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He probably jacked up the front to do the shocks. When he sat it down it will sit higher until you move the truck some. The tires will kind of hold the truck up a little (maybe 3/8 to 1/2" ) until it settled.

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Old 05-30-2013, 12:54 PM
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Ajustable coil overs is the only way your going to raise it up even a little and those suckers cost a pretty penny, just through a spacer or shackle lift and it'll save you a bunch of $$
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