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Old 08-18-2008, 01:29 PM
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what's your opinion?

I want to put a lift on my truck. I'm wanting at least a 6" if not bigger. What do you guys think?
Open to any ideas, lift, rims, tires...etc.

And what kind of wheels is Tank running?
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Old 08-18-2008, 02:08 PM
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I run a 6" Skyjacker lift in front with 8" BDS lift in the rear with the factory blocks removed. I have 37X12.50R17 BFG KM2's that just BARELY rub the plastic at the bottom of the bumper with it turned and compressed while off roading. These are on 9" wide rims from pro-comp. I don't recall the back spacing, but can look if you need it.

Overall I like the stance for daily driving. Bigger than almost everything around here, but I fight with myself every day to not get an 8 or 10" lift (I want bigger tires, but don't really want to trim much if anything, height is good enough for me as it is). Personally, if they offered an FX4 my year it should have come like that from the factory....lol. It handles good, even around corners (meaning not too much body roll), for a lifted full size truck that is. It does however ride quite a bit rougher than stock, but it is to be expected. Not sure if that is what you were looking for, but PM me if you have any other more specific questions. I'm full of opinions, mostly right, but some wrong...lol.
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I personally like the tall skinny look on the tires. So maybe 4" lift with some 265 85 17's. That will give allot of fender well gap. But anything will look good.
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I'm just curious if would look better with an 8" because of it being a long bed.
I don't care how it rides, I drive a total of 16 miles to work round trip and pull the boat twice on the weekends.
Any ideas on wheel size, stay with 20's or go to a smaller wheel with more sidewall. I would like to be able to play in mud once in a while and not have to worry. I've heard the smaller wheel/rims work better, ant truth to that??
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It has a lot to do with tire\sidewall flex. Also, this is strictly my opinion (and I think I am a minority) but big rims on trucks looks horrible. I think it stems from functionality, and when I see big rims I think "That truck never goes off road.". Each to their own though and for light off road use, as long as you like it, larger rims like 20" will be fine.
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Old 08-19-2008, 07:10 AM
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if your already thinking of going bigger go with an 8" kit.. you will regret going smaller if you do.... heck just go bid and go with a 10" im on my 3rd lift and wished i had gone 10"

their are many things you have to consider after you go into the 8"+ range

longer SS brake lines
Upgrading your brake system (usually rotors and pads)
having to extend your front driveshaft
Gears!! may not seem important but trust me your trans and engine will thank you
a ram assist and crossover steering (dont have to but after you try to turn 37"+ tires you would of wished you had it)

with a 10" lift you can eaisly clear 40's
with a 8" you can clear 37's
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Thanks for that info Raul. I hadn't even thought about all the other stuff that had to be done if I went to an 8" lift.
How many mods involve the 6" lift? I think that may be my choice.
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Thanks for that info Raul. I hadn't even thought about all the other stuff that had to be done if I went to an 8" lift.
How many mods involve the 6" lift? I think that may be my choice.
not a whole lot.... most 6" kits come with everything needed like carrier bearing drop kit, and brake line relocation bracket kit....

i would still think about upgrading your brake system... larger tires and wheels are heavier than stock and will require more stopping power
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