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need to decide between 4, and 6" lift quickly

the guy that im getting the lift from has to put in the order by friday in order for me to save like 100 bucks, so i need to decide.

anyways, for wheels/tires i have MT classic 2 18X10's with 325/65/18 ATZ's.

the brand im buying is superlift, im jsut getting the base kit at first, ill add the rear bar things, front steering stabilizer, and 4 link as $$ permits.

i still want to be able to tow with my truck, and want to even be able to gooseneck on it too, so thats a big deciding factor in the lift.

next question is, how will each like effect the rear parking sensors? i NEED these to work, because my tint on the rear is 5% and i night i cant see s*it out of it, so i rely on these.

also, how will each of them ride? my truck already doesnt fit in most parking garage's around here, so i dont care at all about that.

anything else i should consider when buying a lift?

basically i want it to look killer. it wont really be off roaded, mainly a street truck, and is my DD until i buy another truck to DD.
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I don't know about the sensors, but if your still wanting to pull a gooseneck with it I wouldn't go any more than a 4 inch. My brother in law tows a dozer all over with his 4 inch lift on his 03 f350. His has rear blocks instead of springs and he has cracked one so far.

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im definently goingwith blocks, not springs, because the aftermarket leafs arent stiff enough.
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I think 4" is perfect.
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How tall are 325/65/18's?
Have you seen a lifted truck with a basic kit? You know it has a drop bracket for the radius arms right? I think the drop brackets hurt the look.
My rear sensors still work fine.
The lift didn't change the ride on mine at all. With the stock tires I can't tell but with the bigger tires you will feel more road. i.e. potholes, cracks
MT classics 2's where my 1st choice as well. The wife actually overruled for the Welds.
One thing to consider if you carry anything heavy or if your gooseneck puts a lot of weight in the truck that you really should pick a tire that is load range E
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they come out to about 35/13.5/18

im getting these, because the wheels/tires have <500 miles on them, and im getting them for about 1K.

4" it is.
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I would NEVER even consider a Superlift again. I can't say that strong enough. Many cracks in the leafs and the ride is horrible. After less than two years the shocks are shot, the bushings are shot and the front springs on both sides are broke. I'm not that rough with it either. Hardly ever leave the blacktop. Had to later put the drop pitman arm in because the bump-steer was so bad it was a bit dangerous at highway speeds while towing. Got a friend with a 6 inch lift with the same problems as well plus a couple. He went with the rear blocks and the axle wrap is rediculous. Had to replace U-joints a couple times a year. I didn't have that problem with the 4" but I used add-a-leafs instead of blocks. If you like to drink a coffee or something while driving forget about it with a Superlift. You'll learn to keep your elbow way up in the air away from the arm rest. For what it's worth.
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well i wouldnt be using leafs, mine would replace the front coils, and would use rear blocks, so i maintain factory rear ride.

ive also noticed that the 05-07's ride better than 99-04's to start with. this is also the first bad thing ive EVER heard about superlift.
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Definitely 4 inch for that size tire, it will fit just fine, exactly what I had.

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