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OK I have a 2002 Crew cab. I really would like to stuff some bigger tires underneath it. From what I have read 35" seem to be the most popular and best on fuel. I think I can achieve the space by doing a front end level, but have been fooling around the idea of a complete 3-4" lift. I really like the way my truck rides and don't want to stiffen to much so looking for some suggestions, and would like to do it myself so should I go with springs or shackles for whatever option I choose. Thanks for the opinions

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I was just debating this as well. I ended up taking advantage of NTW onlines free shipping the other weekend and another forum discount to get a really great price on a 4" lift.

I went with 37x13.5x18's and couldn't be happier...



Lift it because you'll just want to do it later
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I agree with FbOmRxD on lifting it the first time. Lifting a truck is an addiction. If u go small the first time, You will spend more on lifting it the second time around. ITS NEVER ENDING!! My lift didnt change the ride at all.

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I was just debating this as well. I ended up taking advantage of NTW onlines free shipping the other weekend and another forum discount to get a really great price on a 4" lift.

I went with 37x13.5x18's and couldn't be happier...



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Did you do the install yourself? How would you rate the difficulty? What is the ride like? Very nice looking truck btw

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With a leveling kit i dont think you will be able to clear 35s

But ive really wanted to lift mine, just too damn expensive.

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Did you do the install yourself? How would you rate the difficulty? What is the ride like? Very nice looking truck btw
Ya did it myself, took me about 8 hours with basic hand tools. But i'm no stranger to the wrench though, I use this to tow around my offroad 1 ton Ranger.

If you've never done it before i can't see it taking more than a day or so. I had the whole front end pulled down to the frame in a few hours, but I had lubed up all the bolts with PB for about a week and just cut off the U-Bolts. These lifts are stupid simple to put on.

It rides great, just as good as stock....i said i was able to come out with some smoking deals and got everything for under $1500.
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Get a good lift and it is going to ride better then stock... my 12.5" rides just as good or better then a stock truck!

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I was just debating this as well. I ended up taking advantage of NTW onlines free shipping the other weekend and another forum discount to get a really great price on a 4" lift.

I went with 37x13.5x18's and couldn't be happier...



Lift it because you'll just want to do it later
what kind of rimes are thoes. i have been looking for some black rimes.how do they hold up to pitting and stuff?

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I was just debating this as well. I ended up taking advantage of NTW onlines free shipping the other weekend and another forum discount to get a really great price on a 4" lift.

I went with 37x13.5x18's and couldn't be happier...



Lift it because you'll just want to do it later

What lift did you go with?

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what kind of rimes are thoes. i have been looking for some black rimes.how do they hold up to pitting and stuff?
MotoMetal series 951's.

No idea about pitting, they've only been on my truck for a week now...They have a good finish on them so I don't think it'd be that bad.

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What lift did you go with?
NTW online suspension special, which turned out to be all rough country stuff, as figured. But install was simple, fast, came with everything, and I plan to upgrade to a Bilstiens shocks in the summer. But I just put 300 miles on the truck this past weekend driving up to the mtns and back and it drove great.
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