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Old 04-19-2008, 05:40 PM
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4" lift is off!!!

Yup, the day finally came. Today my friend and I removed it. did the job out in my driveway, it took us roughly 6hrs including breaks. Which is not that bad, i was planning on a lot more. Had no issues, only broke 1 1/2" drive Craftsman ratchet somehow... but the whole project was a pretty much breeze. Then came the hard part. the guy giving me a hand, needed a hand... so he brought over this 2003? Avalance that needed a fuel pump... omfg. I hate GM proudcts and that job drove the point home. We spent 4hrs doing that fuel pump. what a pita that job was. the whole way the thing was desinged, sucked. Total crap design. I've owned so many GM's (used to be a big GM buff) and they're stuff has gotten better, but you can still tell it's a GM when you're working on it...


But I'm still riding on my 35" Xtreme AT's, and they look awsome on the stock truck. The pitman arm nut was interesting... the nut came off very easily even after it was torqued to 375 and loctited, which I watched. Dang pitman arm was one of the easiet bolts to get off. I cleaned it up very well and used Redloctite, and torqued it to 250 Lb/Ft, and then used a breaker bar to turn it more. and paint marked it. Went on a lot tighter than the sucker that came off. Either way, truck fits in garage now, easier to work out of the bed, still has a lot of ground clearance, 35's look rocking on it now and it's using all OEM parts. On shocks I did ended up going with Monroe Reflexes.

It's been a long day.... I'm getting out of here.

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why did you take your lift off?
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Still can't believe you pulled it off - seems like you are going backwards but whatever does it for you
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$4.19/gal diesel is going backwards.
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Old 04-19-2008, 05:57 PM
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$4.19/gal diesel is going backwards.
It's only money man. How much difference could it make? I would keep the lift for 1-2 MPG. I would guess the tires would make a bigger difference then the lift.
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Old 04-19-2008, 06:02 PM
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Nice! Need pics!

I'm not a fan of lifted trucks, so I bet it looks awesome!
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1-2 MPG is a big difference over 20k/yr when diesel is $4.19/gal and rising. Not to mention it can sleep in the garage now too. Sounds like theres a lot of people that want to buy a lift, I know where they can get a great deal on one And I can lean over the bed rail and actually drink a beer, or reach the bed to get something out. I think these trucks stock are pretty good size. I rather have a Detroit Locker on a stock truck vs a lift and open diffs. so, just b/c I dropped my lift, doesn't mean I won't be going places.

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Old 04-19-2008, 06:43 PM
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yeah pics. i think its gonna look sweet with the 35's and stock height. lifted trucks are over rated anyways. just kiddin
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Old 04-19-2008, 07:25 PM
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Gonna kinda look like this.
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yup... just put some stock 20's on it, and factory running boards lifted 2". I'm very curious to see how this affects hwy MPG's now. I'll try an get some pics today.
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