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post #1 of 11 Old 01-06-2013, 05:18 PM Thread Starter
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want my truck back to stock lift

I was just wondering what you guys thought about bringing my 6in pro comp lift back to stock or what i really want is for it to be level, so i guess a leveling kit, I want to be able to fit some 35x12.5 or 33x12.5, but i just really dont want the 6inch lift anymore. any ideas on what I should be looking for, I will be doing this with a friend. so basically need some ideas on what I will need to do, what kits to buy and how much will the leveling kit cost me.


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I'm in the exact same boat. I can't decide if I want to be leveled or lifted 4". I think I like the look of a 4" lift with 35's best

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That's wat I want....I would love to be 4inch lift with 35s....I like my leveled with 35s, but I think 4inch is a great medium...not to big, but its still lifted....and looks good running down the road
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We took my truck out shopping today (it's not my daily driver) and I have to admit, I got tired of having to "climb" into it. If my truck was my daily driver, I would have taken my lift off a long time ago

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There are multiple ways you can do a 4 inch lift or leveling kit. With replacing your 6 inch lift, I'm assuming you have the springs, brackets, shocks, and shackles that you have to replace.
Therefore here are your options as far as i know:

Leveling:
Shackle kit for stock front springs, make sure to get the longer shackles for front and rear spring mounts for the front setup. The rear will already be high enough.
You can also buy taller springs if you don't like the shackle setup, however that will cost more.

4in Lift:
This is what I want to do as well, there are lifts options from $900-$1700 depending on how nice you want your truck to ride. Skyjacker is a cheaper option, giving you 4 inch lift springs for the front and a block lift in the rear. Seeing the rear is already higher than the front, you will only need a 2.5" block. Skyjacker shocks are cheap, fox or billstein shocks are the better riding shocks.
You can also get springs for the rear if you want, however it is more expensive.

Recommendation:
For a truck with 35" tires, I would suggest a 4 inch skyjacker lift, with the 4" lifted springs in the front, and the 2.5" block in the rear. Shocks arent as important, however if you want them to last billstein or fox shocks are the best.


Hope this is what you were asking for.

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I have had lifted trucks as My DD My whole life

now if I were in a wheelchair ?? na I'd figure a way to get up there LOL


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My lift consisted of 4 new springs, a taller block, a drop track bar bracket and a drop pitman arm. I'm thinking of getting the pmf shackle/hanger kit and the pmf blocks for the back. I don't know if I'd need a different track bar bracket ir pitman arm

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Put it up for trade + cash on craigslist for someones stock stuff
And FWIW, my truck has a big leveling kit and easily clears the 35's
And while I may be biased, I do like the look

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Where you located Bloom? I'd think about trading ya for my stock stuff from my red truck... it's leveled and clears 35's with minor rubbing on the inner fender.

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After some looking around, it seems that I can keep my track bar bracket and my pitman arm when going from a 6" to 4" lift. I think I'd just need a hanger/shackle kit and some blocks for the back. Am I missing anything?

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