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dirty dodge 11-08-2010 10:33 PM

Thinking about this lift and tire combo.. what do you think?
 
ok so im short on cash but i want to lift my ram(98 quad cab long bed 4x4 v10) and i wand to do it cheap but still right. i was thinking 3 inch strut spacers up front and a 2 or 3 inch body lift. what do you guys think about this? whats the best spacer and the best body lift out there? not really worried about gap guards i can make those but at least front bumper brackets.. btw right now im running 33s but im in the market for new tires. i was thinking the Trxus MT.. heard good things about them. i play in the mud alot but its also my DD right now so i want something that will last. was thinking 35s with the lift but im open to any opinions/comments good or bad. thanks guys

SUL7ENAZ 11-08-2010 11:52 PM

Go all suspension. Once you add up the price of a body lift and a 3" spacer lift you will be at about the same price as if you did a 5" all suspension lift from rough country or top gun customz (i'd go top gun).

dirty dodge 11-09-2010 06:17 AM

wow i was looking at top gun lifts and tthey have strut spacers all the way up to 6 inch... how big can i go before i need new shocks, control arms, driveshaft, etc...

SUL7ENAZ 11-09-2010 11:56 AM

You'll need new shocks on anything over 2" on a solid axle dodge truck (it is reccommended you replace shocks anytime you go up). The kits from topguncustomz come with control arms and track bar drop brackets to match the lift height so you should be good there. Drive shafts will be needed on anything over 7" (you'll need to clock the t case at 7" then do custom shafts on the front if you go over 9" all suspension).

Okiespaniels 11-09-2010 01:00 PM

IMO 3 inches is about the limit for a spacer lift, I don't trust anything over that. A 5 inch TGC lift doesn't require any extra work on the shafts but you'll need shocks.

I had a set of those TRUXUS tires and they were junk. Fell apart in about a year.

dirty dodge 11-09-2010 02:13 PM

http://www.topguncustomz.com/Store/G...view=249075664

so that (or something the same but smaller) comes with everything needed? and thanks for the info on the tires. any suggestions on a good tire that wiill last a whiile on the road, good in mud?trails, and is kind of cheap? ill probly end up juist going 3 inich spacer but what else will i need? thanks

Okiespaniels 11-09-2010 03:07 PM

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Originally Posted by dirty dodge (Post 354571)
http://www.topguncustomz.com/Store/G...view=249075664

so that (or something the same but smaller) comes with everything needed? and thanks for the info on the tires. any suggestions on a good tire that wiill last a whiile on the road, good in mud?trails, and is kind of cheap? ill probly end up juist going 3 inich spacer but what else will i need? thanks

Well, a 3 inch lift for a 2500 will lift it about 5 inches over a stock 1500, because 2500's are usually sprung a bit stiffer.

dirty dodge 11-09-2010 05:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Okiespaniels (Post 354598)
Well, a 3 inch lift for a 2500 will lift it about 5 inches over a stock 1500, because 2500's are usually sprung a bit stiffer.

so with 3 inch spacers and 4 or 5 inch longer shocks, ill be set? and not need anything else?

RamItAll 11-09-2010 08:19 PM

i had spacers before on my F***, I honestly would never do spacers again. try looking at some cheap but decent lifts like zone and rough country even tough country. you'll love a 4" lift. i also was looking at trxus MT's. they are beastly looking. i had trxus STS. they do hum like a SOB on pavement. but in the mud and snow, they were unbeatable and i only had 1/4" tread the whole time i owned that truck

E.M.S. 11-09-2010 08:37 PM

i don't know about heavy trucks but on my tacoma ( i had a solid axle in the front, all custom ) i had procomp MT's and then i had the extreme MT's both held up really well as i usd the truck as a daily driver and it was also a rockcrawler so offroad i can atest to how they hold up. the extreme mt's don't look as aggresive but work better on rocks and varying terrain. the MT's work very well in sticky stuff and loose sand.


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