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SupermanSkivies 06-28-2011 02:39 AM

1500 4x4 lift kit question
 
Just wondering if anyone had any recommendations for lift kits. I was thinking about doing a 3 inch body with a 3 inch suspension lift. (for affordability)

Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks and Gig Em :smiley_thumbs_up:

erm 06-28-2011 12:21 PM

Not specifically...there are a lot of lifts out there. I have a SuperLift 4" and have not had any problems. I know other members have other kits on their trucks. So I guess it's a matter of doing a little research and making the value decision on how much you want to spend.

For instance, a basic Rough Country kit will be a lot less expensive than at SuperLift or KORE kit.

So, just do some looking and reading. Talk to local 4X4 shops on what they install and why.

11HEM1 06-28-2011 03:40 PM

I have the Mopar 4" Lift whish is made by Superlift

BigHorn 4 Life 06-29-2011 05:42 AM

I have a 6" BDS lift and I love it.It is kinda pricy but worth it. You could look at Zone lifts they are the sister to BDS it is cheaper but a great lift too.

crossrifles 06-29-2011 01:33 PM

When it came to lifts I was gonna go with BDS or Superlift.

Superlift kit is on and it rides great.

Crawler Hauler 07-02-2011 02:06 AM

$489 for a 5" lift. http://store.fatbobsgarage.com/dodge...rce=googlebase

This is a 2" leveling kit and 3" body lift. It will do the same thing any suspension lift that costs 3 times as much does; make room for bigger tires.

There is a misconception that all suspension lifts perform better off road. This is a fallacy. The high end ones do. Like this:

http://i794.photobucket.com/albums/y...10619-1550.jpg

This is a Ram Runner, with a $14,000 suspension designed by KORE. What makes this suspension perform is those massive contol arms, which allow the wheel to travel about 14 inches, complared to the stock suspenion which allows about 6 inches of travel.

How many inches of travel do those suspensions in the $2,000-$3,000 range give you? The same 6 inches that you get from the stock suspension!

Many of the suspensions in that price range don't even give you high-quality gas shocks. They come with hydraulic shocks, with an option for an upgrade. So save your money on the suspension, do the body lift/level kit and put the savings towards higher quality shocks and tires. You'll have 5" of lift and a great riding, handling truck with money left over.

http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/...061500pls4.jpg

http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/...061500pls3.jpg

BigHorn 4 Life 07-02-2011 09:55 AM

How much was on that sticker?

Crawler Hauler 07-02-2011 11:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BigHorn 4 Life (Post 560459)
How much was on that sticker?

You don't want to know!

$20,000 in dealer upgrades.

BigHorn 4 Life 07-02-2011 01:31 PM

lol wow they can keep it too haha.I don't like the way it looks anyway.

Crawler Hauler 07-02-2011 02:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BigHorn 4 Life (Post 560567)
lol wow they can keep it too haha.I don't like the way it looks anyway.

And that's my point about lift kits. To get actual performance, you need those arms way out there.

Many people think that just because something is called a "suspension lift" that there is some performance gain to be had.


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