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Old 07-21-2009, 05:32 AM
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Lifts and capability and practicality

Hey Im looking to put a lift on my truck in the Near future I see everything from leveling kits to 8 inch lifts. Im looking to get a all around good truck, want it to be functional look good and do extras like going off road. My wife is short and has a hard time getting into my fathers truck (Slightly higher then mine but stock) I want to know by asking you guys what is the most practical set up (i also have to put my kids in and out of it) I like the 6 inch and 37s but how bad does that kill your mileage and how practical is it to have to "climb" into your truck?? What about leveling kits are they worth the money just to bring the front end up and to clear 33s?? And 4 inch lift down sides to such a small lift and the tires being 35s?? Could some of you show me your trucks and let me know what you have on them (if you have pictures to compare it in size to something else that would be great) and tell me the ups and downs of your lift and tire combos??? Thanks guys
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Old 07-21-2009, 05:50 AM
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I think it is all up to you.

When I bought my truck it had a 4" kit. Loved it. Had it about 2 years and wanted to go bigger.


Went to an 8". 37s.



After 4 years of driving it like this, finally decided I needed something smaller. It is fun to drive, but it is A LOT MORE FUN TO DRIVE only on the weekends. Now that its a weekend toy, I would like to go even bigger. Its just one of those things, its never enough.

Fuel mileage wise, it didn't hurt it too bad. With the 4" kit...I think it use to do like 16ish or so. With the 8" kit.....she does between 12 and 14(but this is strictly weekend red to red light, start, stop, on, off, idle...etc.).
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Old 07-21-2009, 05:57 AM
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You can run 35's with the leveling kit and the 4' lifts are the same price as the 6' lifts are. I personally think a fuller wheel well looks alot better than an empty one more lift same size tire, but like was said above it is all up to you.
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so with a leveling kit i can run 35s what about rub??
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I think it is all up to you.

When I bought my truck it had a 4" kit. Loved it. Had it about 2 years and wanted to go bigger.


Went to an 8". 37s.



After 4 years of driving it like this, finally decided I needed something smaller. It is fun to drive, but it is A LOT MORE FUN TO DRIVE only on the weekends. Now that its a weekend toy, I would like to go even bigger. Its just one of those things, its never enough.

Fuel mileage wise, it didn't hurt it too bad. With the 4" kit...I think it use to do like 16ish or so. With the 8" kit.....she does between 12 and 14(but this is strictly weekend red to red light, start, stop, on, off, idle...etc.).
you wouldnt happen to have the 4 inch kit still would you?? LMAO
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Old 07-21-2009, 06:03 AM
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so with a leveling kit i can run 35s what about rub??
Oh wait I forgot you had a 7.3 they will rub on the front leaf springs. Sorry i just got home from work and I need sleep.
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Old 07-21-2009, 06:05 AM
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Oh wait I forgot you had a 7.3 they will rub on the front leaf springs. Sorry i just got home from work and I need sleep.
Thats ok i know how that goes
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you wouldnt happen to have the 4 inch kit still would you?? LMAO
Sad to say, no . I had a friend of a friend that wanted it, was gonna "pay me later after he had it installed". Never seen this friend nor any cash after that. Oh well. Leason learned.
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Not much of friend then was he
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You need to hurry up and get home! We love getting together and wrenchin' on trucks!
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