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post #1 of 27 Old 04-21-2008, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
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Perfect 4" Lift

So all.. I am looking for the perfect 4" lift. I want the most suspension travel and ruggedness. I want to run 35"s and I want the wheels to travel so I can 4wheel and trail ride but at the same time use my truck as a mule. What do you all think??? I "off road" 20% of the time and am on the road the rest so road manners are important. I was thinking about a superlift... What do you all think????

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Easy, get a Icon 4.5" lift and for the iceing on the cake add their 4 link kit. Everything else is second best..IMO

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I got my lift as Les Schwab. Absolutely PERFECT IMO. Tuff Country 5'' lift, Actually 4.5 but they call it 5''. Handles just like stock! Excellent quality lift.

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If your gonna "use" it,..like actually going off-road...DR/ICON....no question.

If your gonna stay on the road,...then it doesn't matter all that much,...if ride quality isn't an issue
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Articulation is going to come from ridding the stock radius arms. that's #1 priority.But you have to get a Eye/Socket style. You're never going to flex worth a poop with stock arms. 2nd is remove the Sway bar, or use quick discos. 4" pitman arm, coils, bump stop brackets and new shocks. and longer brake lines. Brand: doesn't matter. just as long as you have the above items.

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Articulation is going to come from ridding the stock radius arms. that's #1 priority.But you have to get a Eye/Socket style. You're never going to flex worth a poop with stock arms. 2nd is remove the Sway bar, or use quick discos. 4" pitman arm, coils, bump stop brackets and new shocks. and longer brake lines. Brand: doesn't matter. just as long as you have the above items.
What he said,....but I would DEFINITELY hook the sway bar back up while your on the road.....

I took mine off to test it's mannerism on the road,....never again,...cornering is a whole new experience without sway bars...lol
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that bad w/out sways huh? I removed them off of my Toyota and never noticed they were gone.

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Yeah...It was a frightening...these trucks weigh tooooo much to drive on the road without sway bars.

I took a corner that I take all the time, at the same speed I normally take it,...I thought I was going to put it on it's lid......lol
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Im in the same boat. I want a lift, but idk if its worth doing a 4" i kinda want bigger.

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Im in the same boat. I want a lift, but idk if its worth doing a 4" i kinda want bigger.
If you are going to be in any off camber situations 4" is plenty. It is no fun to be in a truck with 8"s on a sidehill. Pucker factor goes up considerably. Mudbogging, pavment pounder then bigger is great. Just my opinion.


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