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Old 10-12-2013, 05:15 PM
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Ok chime in. I know its not ideal. I have Mog ball joints up front, 2 inch spacer, blisteen 5100 series shocks allowing for extra 2.5 inch travel in front and 2" in rear. I also have rear airbags. Im looking at a schwab rancho 4 inch short arm lift that comes with correct upper and lower control arms, springs, drop pit man arm and rear spacers or blocks 2300 installed for the 4" rancho basic lift. Or im looking at the BDS long arm lift at 5300 installed from rockys 4x4 with a 12 percent off on the kit price. Both are spendy and im not sure which route to go although I know both 4" lift kits will be better than my current setup.
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Old 10-13-2013, 12:21 AM
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ok here is my question for you. the places your going off roading does your truck hang up and get stuck? i don't want to sound like an idiot or anything but is this for looks or for better off road ability?
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No it does not get stuck on logging roads and hunting areas I go to with the current configuration. I just don't like the idea of 2" spacers upfront, control arms not being exactly correct for the application, and articulation and off road ride quality being compromised. I think in the next coming years I may get 37's. change the gearing, add bumpers, and call it good. Im not getting to crazy with it under warranty. I had an 03 rubicon I spent 17k on in 7 years for aftermarket mods and after selling it I really don't want to go that route again let alone on a pick up truck since it will never be like a jeep in the off road aspect.
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ok here is my question for you. the places your going off roading does your truck hang up and get stuck? i don't want to sound like an idiot or anything but is this for looks or for better off road ability?


No it doesn't get hung up on anything... when you disconnect and unlock everything you have a lot of wheel travel... I put the spacers up front because when its STOCK ride height the weight of your engine weighs the front end down.. But it works good nothing is over stretched.
Also the guys from Detroit had to come down and replace everything in the front end with a 3500 front end so everything had to work with the spacer because of the "Death Wooble" and the dealership couldn't fix it, hence the 3500 parts.
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Im leveling mine more for cosmetic issues, but I want to do it correctly to keep the front end within proper specofications. Forum member Trail Whale has ordered all his components from Carli. Looking forward to how his setup works.
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Im leveling mine more for cosmetic issues, but I want to do it correctly to keep the front end within proper specofications. Forum member Trail Whale has ordered all his components from Carli. Looking forward to how his setup works.
All my parts finally came in friday!!! (not this most recent one but, the one before, they came in 10/4) I unfortunately had to make a trip up north for my grandpa's wake and funeral, he passed away the morning saturday 10/5 (12.5 hour drive) this past week and had to miss the whole week worth of my classes so, now I am having to play catch up on all my school work. I was originally planning to install the lift that weekend (10/4-10/6) but, with my grandpa's passing, I put my plans on hold.

Anyways, it's now looking like I will be installing all my parts the first weekend of November. (I sure hope I can, I will be going on a trail ride event the second weekend and I am getting sick of wheeling stock!!!) Sorry for all the delay, I swear I don't mean to, I just keep having things come up unexpectedly. If I can install sooner, I will! Regardless of install date, when it happens, I will post detailed pics, measurements, and driving impressions!!!
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Ok chime in. I know its not ideal. I have Mog ball joints up front, 2 inch spacer, blisteen 5100 series shocks allowing for extra 2.5 inch travel in front and 2" in rear. I also have rear airbags. Im looking at a schwab rancho 4 inch short arm lift that comes with correct upper and lower control arms, springs, drop pit man arm and rear spacers or blocks 2300 installed for the 4" rancho basic lift. Or im looking at the BDS long arm lift at 5300 installed from rockys 4x4 with a 12 percent off on the kit price. Both are spendy and im not sure which route to go although I know both 4" lift kits will be better than my current setup.

For the money your spending on that you can spend a few hundred more and get a long arm from ProComp with some nice Fox IFP shocks.
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Sorry to hear of your loss....Looking forward to seeing you set up
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Sorry to hear of your loss....Looking forward to seeing you set up
Thank you, his passing had been expected for a while so, glad he's in a better place now but, still sad to see him gone.

Anyways, yeah, I can't wait to get these parts on, I have been staring at them for WAY too long now!!!!!!!! I just can't seem to line up a time where I can have a helper (no way I'm gonna try and do those rear springs by myself, they're HEAVY!!!!), I really hope I can do it the first week of november!!! There's no way in heck I want to be stuck with it still stock the next weekend!!! I'll post up whenever I get things rolling!
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