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Old 11-30-2014, 09:43 PM
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Exclamation Things I should know before install of lift?

I have a 2010 dodge ram 1500 slt 4x4 and I would just like to know from somebody that has already lifted their trucks to give insight on things they wished they would've known about before the install such as parts they wished they installed with it such as (new ball joints, u joints anything of that nature) I also know that this model has a recall for the pinion and I know once you put a lift it does add a little stress to that pinion. I'm wanting to install a 6 inch either pro comp, fabtech, or sky jacker. I am also going to put bilstein 5100 shocks to raise the front im not sure what the correct measurement is for it to set level but I know it's on here somewhere. I'm also installing 35x12.50r18 tires and a rim with a negative offset most likely -12. How much gas mileage did you lose after the lift? Did your tires rub with this set up? I just don't want to get my truck finished and then something mess up and piss me off cause I just didn't know any better. Any insight or pictures of finished product would be appreciated.
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Make sure you read through the instructions throughly before install and verify you have all the right tools to get the job done. That will obviously make the whole process quite a bit smoother.
I'd recommend checking out BDS and Zone lifts and take ProComp off your list.

The lift won't cause to to lose a noticeable amount of gas mileage... The tires will. Most guys lose around 2 mpg when going to 35's. You definitely won't rub with 35's on a 6" lift.
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Make sure you read through the instructions throughly before install and verify you have all the right tools to get the job done. That will obviously make the whole process quite a bit smoother.
I'd recommend checking out BDS and Zone lifts and take ProComp off your list.

The lift won't cause to to lose a noticeable amount of gas mileage... The tires will. Most guys lose around 2 mpg when going to 35's. You definitely won't rub with 35's on a 6" lift.
Thanks, why wouldn't you recommend pro comp the guy at the shop who quoted me for lifts said that rough country was shit and I've heard good things about sky jacker and fabtech but not a whole lot about pro comp
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I just don't like their lift setup. They essentially use a big spacer on the back end that goes under the stock spring. It's barely a step above the RCX kit IMO which also uses a large rear coil spacer for lift.
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I just don't like their lift setup. They essentially use a big spacer on the back end that goes under the stock spring. It's barely a step above the RCX kit IMO which also uses a large rear coil spacer for lift.
I agree. Sort of like using two 3" extensions instead of one 6" extension on a ratchet; you get that unwanted flex in the middle.
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Word of caution from personal experience u may have trouble with the lower a arm bushing where the bolt for the strut goes into, mine were seized together so I had to cut the bolt and try and press out the bolt to use the bushing again
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