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Old 05-10-2010, 04:41 AM
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Thinking about a 6 or 8 inch lift

Well instead of leveling my truck I'm thinking about a 6 or 8 inch lift. I have some questions. I think if you go above a 35 you should probably regear correct? I would need 37s for either of those lifts to look right. How much would the bigger tires and lift slow me down? how about with 4.10s? Is a lift like that pretty straight forward to do by yourself? What brand would I want to go with? Would it look good with my factory 16s on toyo m/ts 37s? I would if possible buy a used kit or trade my factory for the lift. Will having a lift shorten the life of the trans, hubs, and that kind of thing? Sorry about all the questions, just wanna do it right.
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Old 05-10-2010, 09:30 AM
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The factory wheels are to narrow for 35's or 37". You need 9-10" wide rims.

What gearing do you have 3.73?

3.73 with 35" is fine esp with a chip.

37" IMO better with 4.10 but unless you tow you can use 3.73's

Icon has the best riding kits, cheap kits will ride lousy.

IMO Toyo's suck lousy wet traction and they howl.
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The difference between the standard tire height and that of 35 isn't enough to warrant a gear change. Going to 37's then you may want to think about it. Larger, definitely.

I have a 6in lift with 35's and think it looks fine personally.
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