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After Much Thought

Well after much thought I have decided what the next mods are going to be for Big Momma. Saying that things go the way I hope in August I might be getting a pay raise. That being said I want to do the big rig conversion to my truck. My question is to lift or not? I think a 4" wouldn't look bad running 22.5's. The wife says otherwise. What do you guys think. Here is a pic of how the truck sits now.





I do intend to get a fiver once the truck gets paid down a little more if that has any bearing on your decision.

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I have a 6" lift and I'm gonna go 22.5 when I need new tires. I think a 4" lift would look fine.

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Id go with like a 2.5", just enough to set it off some. Gotta keep the wife happy and thats a happy medium as well
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looking at that sail it looks like time for a working party from the boat to go paint. I am sure the guys will like that.

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Id go with like a 2.5", just enough to set it off some. Gotta keep the wife happy and thats a happy medium as well
So you are saying just level it or do 2.5" all the way around?

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Harsh, Petty Officer Harshman. That's just harsh... LMAO!!!

Careful how high you go with a 5er. I think it would look bad azz on 22.5's...

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67ModStang (jered) is running a leveling kit and 22.5. it looks good

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Harsh, Petty Officer Harshman. That's just harsh... LMAO!!!

Careful how high you go with a 5er. I think it would look bad azz on 22.5's...
Hopefully Chief Petty Officer Harshman to you you dirty Blueshirt.

That was what I was scared of how high can you go with a 5er?

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So you are saying just level it or do 2.5" all the way around?
All the way around. I constantly pull something with my truck so im not big into the leveling kit unless the rear has an air bag setup to even it all out when pulling. I borrowed an 05 once to pull with with a 4" just like your truck with a lift and a long bed, i could have just been me but it seemed too top heavy and had to much roll in the corners with a load on, also with the GN hitch adjusted as short as it would go there wasnt much clearance between the trailer tounge and the tailgate. Just my 2 cents
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Hopefully Chief Petty Officer Harshman to you you dirty Blueshirt.

That was what I was scared of how high can you go with a 5er?
Well, you already outrank me for when I was in the service.

As for the 5er, it depends on the trailer. You want an equal amount of space between the bed rails and the coach. Mine is on a leveling kit (2.5" Ikon) and 33's and sits just perfect for my setup. Others sit a bit higher and allow you to go higher. You just don't want your lift to make your coach decision and you sure don't want to flip your axles.

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