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ramready12 06-01-2013 09:30 PM

4 Inch and 35s or 6 inch and 35s
 
I am very close to ordering up my lift. I have a 2012 4x4 CC Sport. I already plan on buying bilstein adjustables for the front. I am going with either the 4 inch rcx or the 6 inch rcx. I don't want the lift to make the tires look small. Also just for S's and G's what would be the difference between 37's and 35's in power loss. I really don't want to go with the 37's because of the 3.55 gearing, but i will be going 4.56 when they come out with a kit for the 2012. So maybe a few pictures and just some input, I am saying the odds and Friday I am ordering the lift so help me out. I know there are threads with the trucks but I would like some specific info. Also I have to be able to go in a 8 ft. garage so thats another thing to consider. Any help would be great, Thanks guys I know I'm going to get some great answers. :smileup:

candy08 06-01-2013 09:40 PM

You're gonna be waiting a while for gears, if they ever come out which I doubt.

The power loss can be deterred some by getting a lighter tire.

If you're gonna do 35s just do bilstiens. But if you're doing bilstiens and a lift you would need 37s for either the 4" or 6". Out of curiosity why the bilstiens?

ramready12 06-01-2013 09:44 PM

well the bilsteins are gonna be just to make the truck look level, so with the 4 inch i would put them at .7 and i hear they give a better ride. at a 6 inch i would put them at 1.4. I just am not sure how the 35's would be with the 6 inch

ramready12 06-01-2013 09:52 PM

I looked and the weight difference between 35 trails and 37 trails is around 7 lbs.

candy08 06-02-2013 12:16 AM

Nitto makes some heavy shit. The 37" trail is 14lbs heavier than a 37" Km2 for instance. That's for 37x12.50x20s. Either way 37s and 3.55s = FML

My experience with Bilstiens was mediocre. I removed them last weekend and the tail end of my c clips were pushing out of the collar. At any time that collar could have shot down the strut letting the coil follow right behind it. Would have made for an interesting drive...

ramready12 06-02-2013 12:29 AM

eh dang. but the Km2 is not as tall. How does my RCX leveling kit, a .75 rear tgc coil spacer and a 1.25 rcx body lift with 35 nitto trails sound? sounds to me like its a safer bet than anything else a lot cheaper as well. Been Looking at Bknife's thread tonight and love his set up. And The ride is good with my leveling kit.

candy08 06-02-2013 12:34 AM

I was just throwing that out there man! I say that sounds like the perfect setup. Bet your wallet will agree too.

ramready12 06-02-2013 12:55 AM

and can afford some sweet wheels with it now. What about iron bull bumpers, do they work well with the body lift, no gap right. thats coming soon.

candy08 06-02-2013 01:02 AM

DO NOT get those bumpers!! I had em with a 12k winch for 5 months and it's entirely too much weight for the truck up front. Not to mention I lost well over an inch of lift and the steering and ride alone was a turn off. Also if you do a body lift you need custom brackets for the front.

Chickenhole 06-02-2013 01:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by candy08 (Post 1113959)
Nitto makes some heavy shit. The 37" trail is 14lbs heavier than a 37" Km2 for instance. That's for 37x12.50x20s. Either way 37s and 3.55s = FML

My experience with Bilstiens was mediocre. I removed them last weekend and the tail end of my c clips were pushing out of the collar. At any time that collar could have shot down the strut letting the coil follow right behind it. Would have made for an interesting drive...

I wondered this when I installed bills on my truck, seems like the weight of the front is resting and a c-clip, and then the little washer on the shaft. If yours was that bad it was obviously gonna let go at some point. Scary


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