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View Poll Results: Lift it?
Lift it! Nothing better than a big truck and big power! 21 67.74%
Leave it, spend the money on power mods, lifted trucks are a headache! 3 9.68%
Leave it, spend the money on "wiser" stuff..... 1 3.23%
Leave it and lift the van (just kidding) 6 19.35%
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post #1 of 24 Old 12-10-2007, 10:55 PM Thread Starter
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Should I lift it?

Hey fellas. I'm gettin a van soon, which will drastically reduce the mileage I put on my truck. I put about 20k a year on it, using it for my paint/drywall business. Now that I'll have a van, it'll be so much easier since I won't have to worry about emptying the bed ever night and trashing the interior with my dusty tarps trying to keep them out of the elements on rainy days. I don't want a cover or a shell...I want a trailer (for biz use and hauling stuff, like my quad) but don't need it so the van is my choice.
I'm thinkin enough lift for either 35's (can do with a leveling kit, but I want taller, lol) or 37's on either 18's or 20's. I'll probably put less than 7k a year on it, if that. Yea or Na?

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I cant vote becuase there isnt a "well...its cool but its a headache" haha..I say lift it..I lifted mine and Im not going back thats for sure..took me like 7 hours to do it. and I love the new look

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Let's see some pics of your right now and that will be easier to decide.


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Is it even worth it???



 
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Hey Adam.. guess what my vote was!!!!

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Lift it high, lift it tall, lift it so that Mack trucks look small ! Especially since youre not going to be putting much mileage on it. Its always nice to see people in hyundais and kias get the @#$@ out of your way.

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Lift it man, You'll never look back!

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lift it!!! I cant wait to lift my truck!

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I am a bit partial to lifted vehicles so there is my answer. I love those wheels you have on it too. I think lifted SDs look great and when I get one I will have to fight the urge to lift it.

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I may just do a leveling kit and 35's, but I would love a rig on 37's. I might do 35's on the stock alloys that I have for winter use and have 37's for the summer. It comes down to cost too. I want a nice kit but not one that costs a million bucks, I mean it's not an IFS GM truck lol. Also I was thinking of doing it myself, but I don't really have access to a lift. The only guy I know that has a lift is my don't-do-it-myself guy Ray from S&R Diesel Concepts (toobadq on here) he's good at what he does, but not sure if he'll install a lift or not, and for what price. Seems like installing one can be a day long job, and at some shop rates close to 100 an hour that's a pretty penny to pay. If it's a relatively easy job for average mechanics to do then I may take it on myself.
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Well, just picture a stock 3/4 ton quad cab long bed Ram with slightly larger than stock 285's.

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You shouldn't need a hoist to install the lift. It would make it easier, but not necessary. A couple of good floor jacks, some good jackstands and air tools. Maybe a torch, depends on the condition of the bolts/bushings. Oh, and Beer!

I did my lift on my cherokee in a garage with one floor jack and two jackstands in the middle of winter and three days working on it after work.

It can be done. As 03f250stroke said, it only took 7 hours for him. Just consider it a weekend project.

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