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post #1 of 14 Old 04-02-2014, 09:10 PM Thread Starter
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I posted this in the 6.4 section, but as another member sugested, I'm reposting here.

So I'm gonna be pulling the trigger pretty soon on lift and tires. Looking for opinions on a couple kits. I'd like nothing higher than 4.5 inch and don't need the absolute most expensive. My truck stays on the road 95% of the time. I do some mild towing as well. My only desire for a lift is ground clearance and looks. But, I want it to ride and handle well on road. I'm looking for quality. So far I'm torn between the backcountry 2.0 and the performance 2.0, with the commuter 2.0 close behind (but it's only 2.5 inch). Really would like to stay under $3000 for it as well. And if there is a better option, let me know. Thanks y'all.

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I say the backcountry as it's under 3k and the 5160's ride real nice on the street! I dont think I would spend the money on the Performance 2.0 just step up to 7100's shocks, I would rather spend the money and go to a 2.5" shock and that means going to the pin top 2.5".

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Btw, would love to see some pics if anybody has any of these kits.

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I'd consider ICON as well but Carli has some sweet equipment. It's all about quality and craftsmanship. IF I was going to swap around my current lift I'd try Carli even at their prices.


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Are the prices on their site the best deal? I haven't thought about the icon. I'll go look at them too.

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As posted in the other thread: I would tell you to stick with the 2.5" lift height and grab the commuter. You can probably buy the kit and have it installed for you budget and people have been VERY happy with the ride!

The commuter is the only kit that is actually valved for the add-a-packs, the back-country (ditch the idea of the performance) is cheaper, rides better than the performance and gets more travel. I would; however, tell you to grab the full leafs on the 4.5" BC as it throws an exponent on the ride quality of the kit. If you're OK with a bit of trailer sag, it will do fine without airbags for "Minor Towing." Commuter will be more budget friendly but the 4.5" BC with full leafs will ride awesome on and off-road... Now just pick your budget level and lift height.


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I think yall have about talked me into the commuter. Sounds like a good fit for what I'm after. Is it best to purchase from carli or through somewhere else? I'll Prob do the install myself, then take it in for alignment.

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I think yall have about talked me into the commuter. Sounds like a good fit for what I'm after. Is it best to purchase from carli or through somewhere else? I'll Prob do the install myself, then take it in for alignment.

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carli is the best..... that's my opinion

go for the commuter system!


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Give George at 8 lug truck gear a shout!
I will second this. I love my Carli Commuter leveling kit on my truck.
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