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post #1 of 38 Old 09-13-2007, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
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6 inch or 8 inch... That is the Question

Ive got a 7.3 250, crew cab 4x4, and im thinking of doing a 6 inch lift with 36's and 20's. OR 8 inch lift with 37's, and 20's or 22's i dunno yet. I wanna make sure i get the right lift. i want it ride smooth, and i dont want to have to make many modifications. I need some opions, 6 inch or 8inch....

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i would say go 8" because youll want to go bigger after you get the 6" but you will have to do alot of supporting mods like gears, and leangthening your frong driveshaft... if you have a 1 peice rear DS youll have to do that one too... i would def not get 22's the higher in wheel size the more expensive the tires....usually around 100 bucks more each after 20".... what brand you looking to get? Danahoe Racing is the best... and if you really have the cash you can do a coilover conversion to get rid of the leaf springs up front to make it ride really smooth

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how much would that be? dr coil kit
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well the Coil kit is not DR ... its either skyjacker or fabtech... lol fabtech being the more expensive one at over 6k for an 8" lift with dirt logic 4.0 the skyjacker is around 4k
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6" Donahoe kit with dual Bilsteins up front and singles in the rear. Go with 20's with 37" Toyo Open Country M/T's or A/T's. The A/T's are quieter.
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DR is by far one of the best kits you can get... im just going off of experience though that if your wondering about 2 diff. height lifts go with the bigger one because eventually your gonna re lift it again cause you'll want to go bigger... i started with just a leveling kit 2" then with a shackle lift 4" and now im sitting on a 8" lift and wish i went higher lol
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This is what it would look like but with Dual Kings and 35's. Toyo Open Country A/T's.

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i love king shocks
here is my truck on 8" on 37's just so you can compare... those are 17" wheels
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i love king shocks
here is my truck on 8" on 37's just so you can compare... those are 17" wheels
Can your truck do this?
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lol no... but luckily for me dont have to... if i did i wouldnt of gone soo high
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