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Alright guys, you have me looking at 35's but how wide? Also what would be a good cheap lift option for this. I was looking at one that had coil spacers on the front and the lift block on the rear... or should I level only?? I really like the looks of the maroon Cummins at this link, not the mega cab its the one with all the chrome.

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Well that didn't work the way I had hoped...it was one on the Cummins forum
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Yeah this site won't let you post links to competitor's sites. 12.50" wide is the most common. And you don't need to lift the back. Technically, you don't even need to level the front. But it will definitely improve the look of the truck. And front 2.5" spacers will cost you a hundred bux or so. Then if you find you want more lift on the back, you can always add a pair of rear coil spacers later.
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Maybe but I'll take the ride quality, traction, and stability of a coilover design w ifs over a coil and solid axle any day. They both clearly have benefits but for a daily driver, I think the coilover/ifs wins.
The ride quality on a solid axle isn't much different from IFS. In fact the front of my 3500 rides very similar to how my 1500 did. It will be even better once I replace the shocks and possibly the springs. A solid axle also does provide more traction especially in offroad use. That's why Power Wagons and all the Jeep guys and such use them. Both are great set ups in their own way.

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Alright guys, you have me looking at 35's but how wide? Also what would be a good cheap lift option for this. I was looking at one that had coil spacers on the front and the lift block on the rear... or should I level only?? I really like the looks of the maroon Cummins at this link, not the mega cab its the one with all the chrome.

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As LowUFO said I'd go 12.5 wide. That will look really good on your 2500.
For now I would just throw some coil spacers on the front. Don't worry about the back. Just take the measurements of your truck to determine weather or not you need a 2" spacer or 2.5". Check out Hell Bent Steel, Rough Country, Revtek, or Top Gun Customz to name a few.

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Yeah this site won't let you post links to competitor's sites. 12.50" wide is the most common. And you don't need to lift the back. Technically, you don't even need to level the front. But it will definitely improve the look of the truck. And front 2.5" spacers will cost you a hundred bux or so. Then if you find you want more lift on the back, you can always add a pair of rear coil spacers later.
2500 have leaf springs in the back, not coils. He'd need lift blocks not coil spacers.
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The ride quality on a solid axle isn't much different from IFS. In fact the front of my 3500 rides very similar to how my 1500 did. It will be even better once I replace the shocks and possibly the springs. A solid axle also does provide more traction especially in offroad use. That's why Power Wagons and all the Jeep guys and such use them. Both are great set ups in their own way.
Agreed that they both have their pluses and minuses. But I disagree that solid front axle is better offroad. It depends on what type of offroading. Prerunners are IFS. Where speed and offroad come together, IFS wins. But yeah, for slow offroading, rock crawling type stuff, solid axle ftw.
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Agreed that they both have their pluses and minuses. But I disagree that solid front axle is better offroad. It depends on what type of offroading. Prerunners are IFS. Where speed and offroad come together, IFS wins. But yeah, for slow offroading, rock crawling type stuff, solid axle ftw.
The slower offroad/rock crawling type stuff is what I was referring too but yes obviously a big coil over set up on IFS is better for pre-runners and baja racing.
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The slower offroad/rock crawling type stuff is what I was referring too but yes obviously a big coil over set up on IFS is better for pre-runners and baja racing.
Even slower rock crawling buggys and trucks use more IFS. Waaay more articulation= more traction. One tire can be flat on the ground while the other is flat 2 feet higher on an obstactle. And the vehicle wont lean causing the back axle to twist and loose traction.
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AWESOME!!! Thanks guys for all the help! I'm so glad I became a member of this forum.. Now I just gotta pick out my tires. Thanks again!
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