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Old 03-26-2013, 03:40 PM
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yeah doesn't seem too hard. And it's not a bad price either.

I'm contemplated doing my install myself too. I feel like a few days with a buddy and some beer I could do it and feel confident. but, I got referred to a shop who can do it for $540, and that way hopefully they warranty the work to an extent.
Yeah, not a bad deal for $540. I think I can take a weekend and a friend and get 'er done pretty quickly.

Another question: Is a 5 inch lift going to put too much strain on the driveshaft(s) or anything like that? I know a lot of people go with the Long Arm assembly to reduce chances of breakage on certain parts, but is it really necessary when I'm not doing any major crawling?
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not sure about that. I'd assume they wouldn't develop a kit that would in turn sacrifice other components. ESP for some light wheeling. I'm not an expert on this tho, just sharing what I know
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Well, you helped me quite a bit! Thank you very much. Back to google I go to see what would be best for my old girl

Thanks again!!
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no prob. keep me updated
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I have the fought country 5" kit on my truck. Nice kit comes with new control arms and almost everything you need to complete the install. You will how ever need new bolts for the control arms as the oem ones will break or have to be cut off during remove. The bolts are also dealer only item and are expensive. If I remember there around 20 bucks each. Also depending on how rusty your break lines are you might have to replace them. I had the rear line break and one front line break when I installed my kit. Make you you unbolt the lines from the frame so they can flex abit. If there really rusty the will break. Good luck and I would go with the 5" lift cause most of the time people start with 3 then want 5 anyways. Do it once and get it over with.
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the guys screen name says COPPA under it....that's the child protective privacy act thing. means he's under 13???? what the heck
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The 5 inch lift by Rough contry is an "ok" lift. They've really cheapened it up in the last few years. It'd probably be fine on a street truck.
That being said, I'd be piecing together a lift from better and stonger components. In the rear I'd use a shackle flip kit from DOR (DodgeOffRoad). Advantages to this mod are a better ride and enhanced towing. Plus an instant 5 inches of lift and you can get rid of the factory lift blocks.

On the front I'd get a set of 5 inch springs and DOR short arms.

The track bar will need to be upgraded. The shoddy RC mount that uses the factory bar has a history of coming loose all the time. There are a bunch of aftermarket bars in several price ranges that get rid of the factory t bar and replace it with better ends.

You'll also need a drop pitman arm and some extended sway bar links. If you're steering linkage is loose or marginal replace it with the 98.5 1 ton components. This mod really tightens up your steering input.

These components will give you decent ride, near factory handling and not destroy your towing capabilites. Also you'll be able to set your alignment to factory specs.

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Thanks for all the help guys!! I'll be piecing a kit together probably because I DO need to keep my towing capabilities. Gonna take me a while to get the kit together (Poor college student), but I'll keep you guys update as I go.

Feel free to throw more suggestions my way! I would appreciate it a lot!!
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The 5 inch lift by Rough contry is an "ok" lift. They've really cheapened it up in the last few years. It'd probably be fine on a street truck.
That being said, I'd be piecing together a lift from better and stonger components. In the rear I'd use a shackle flip kit from DOR (DodgeOffRoad). Advantages to this mod are a better ride and enhanced towing. Plus an instant 5 inches of lift and you can get rid of the factory lift blocks.

On the front I'd get a set of 5 inch springs and DOR short arms.

The track bar will need to be upgraded. The shoddy RC mount that uses the factory bar has a history of coming loose all the time. There are a bunch of aftermarket bars in several price ranges that get rid of the factory t bar and replace it with better ends.

You'll also need a drop pitman arm and some extended sway bar links. If you're steering linkage is loose or marginal replace it with the 98.5 1 ton components. This mod really tightens up your steering input.

These components will give you decent ride, near factory handling and not destroy your towing capabilites. Also you'll be able to set your alignment to factory specs.
Can I just buy some 4" Lift leaf springs and avoid the shackle kit?
Like this: http://www.rockymountainsusp.com/Tuf...af_springs.htm
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