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Lift with heavy bumper?

Alright well i have been debting what lift to put on my truck for a while now. I also plan on putting a ranchhand bumper/grill guard on it too. Was wondering if i need to do anything extra to the lift to help hold the front end up with a heavier bumper, or is there a certain lift that is made for heay bumpers?
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you wont need anything... my bumper with all the add ons weigh as much or more than the ranch hand bumper.. and i have a basic fabtech 8" lift...
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you wont need anything... my bumper with all the add ons weigh as much or more than the ranch hand bumper.. and i have a basic fabtech 8" lift...
yea i wasnt sure. i am putting the lift on to make my truck look like a real truck. I hate how bad it sags in the front end. I just need to make up my damn mind. . think i am going with a 3 inch super lift. or do you sale something similar ? I just want top still be able to pull a goose neck trailer. And thanks for all your help.
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yea i wasnt sure. i am putting the lift on to make my truck look like a real truck. I hate how bad it sags in the front end. I just need to make up my damn mind. . think i am going with a 3 inch super lift. or do you sale something similar ? I just want top still be able to pull a goose neck trailer. And thanks for all your help.
3.5" fabtech hanger kit is what i would recommend... here is my truck with that fabtech kit:
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3.5" fabtech hanger kit is what i would recommend... here is my truck with that fabtech kit:
that looks pretty good. What size tires do you have on it in that pic? And how much does that kit run? and does it come with everything i would need?
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i was running 315 70 R17 which equal like 34.5" tall.... the kit is a lil expensive but it comes with everything.. here is a link Stealth Automotive. 4wd superduty 3.5 in. Spring Hanger System with Performance Shocks
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i was running 315 70 R17 which equal like 34.5" tall.... the kit is a lil expensive but it comes with everything.. here is a link Stealth Automotive. 4wd superduty 3.5 in. Spring Hanger System with Performance Shocks
Looks good. My front springs are saging pretty bad with 170000 miles. would i be best to get them re sprung then or do you think it would be alright? and does that kit come with new sway bar links and all that, or do i even mess with any of that stuff? and does it come with 2 or 4 new shocks ?
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Looks good. My front springs are saging pretty bad with 170000 miles. would i be best to get them re sprung then or do you think it would be alright? and does that kit come with new sway bar links and all that, or do i even mess with any of that stuff? and does it come with 2 or 4 new shocks ?
if your front springs are already sagging i think we should go a diff rout... depending on how high you want to go we can do replacement springs to raise up the front end with all the hardware to install them...
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if your front springs are already sagging i think we should go a diff rout... depending on how high you want to go we can do replacement springs to raise up the front end with all the hardware to install them...
well how high can i go with a goose neck trailer and not worry about every little dip to cause the trailer to hit my box. I have seen a 6inch lifted truck pull a goose neck, but it makes the trailer sit pretty close to the box. We do a lot of farming and we are not always pulling on the flat. So i want something pretty durable too. So i would say 4 inch would be the max, but i would like to stay around 3in if possible.
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well how high can i go with a goose neck trailer and not worry about every little dip to cause the trailer to hit my box. I have seen a 6inch lifted truck pull a goose neck, but it makes the trailer sit pretty close to the box. We do a lot of farming and we are not always pulling on the flat. So i want something pretty durable too. So i would say 4 inch would be the max, but i would like to stay around 3in if possible.
yah 4" would be the max i would go... here is a kit from Pro-Comp: Stealth Automotive. 4" pro-comp susp. lift 99-2004 superduty

or we could go superlift but it will be a lil more epensive....
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