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Hey everyone hope your Christmas was all that you expected. to treat myself for some Christmas gifts i plan on getting a 4" lift. what i wanted to hear from you guys is. What are the pros and cons. how much did you pay for the lift and the installation price. what brand of lift is better and why? does it sit level after installation or do you have to buy extra stuff for that. parts wearing at all because of the lift?
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well theres 2 ways about it and it really depends on what you need. if you want off road ability id opt for a true 4" suspension lift (1200$+) but honestly if your going there its only like an extra 100 or so for a 6". then there's the easy way out , i went this route as my truck is mostly a pavement queen and my only off road needs are construction sites and dirt roads. level kit or bilstiens (2.75) rear spacer 1" is very slight ass high....and a 1.25" body lift. total cost around 380 without labor...i did this myself and saved that....the shocks and rear spacers are fairly easy but i do recommend a garage compress your springs(not needed for a coil spacer). and the body lift is easy just take your time, but if you opt for a shop install it can get expensive, easily a 4-5hr job. hope this helps.
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Hey everyone hope your Christmas was all that you expected. to treat myself for some Christmas gifts i plan on getting a 4" lift. what i wanted to hear from you guys is. What are the pros and cons. how much did you pay for the lift and the installation price. what brand of lift is better and why? does it sit level after installation or do you have to buy extra stuff for that. parts wearing at all because of the lift?
Not many pros and cons when comparing 4" and 6" lifts besides height and tires sizes. Lifts vary depending on brand and but about the same price for install. Not really a better brand, most ofer lifetime warraties. Some brands have more ground clearance, they use different parts to obtain their lifts and some sit higher than other brands. Depedning on which options you get with some brands you can obtain a level look. Most keep a rake bc its there for a reason. The main thing thats gonna wear parts faster is bigger heavier tires and deep offset wheels obviously the wider applying more stress.

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well theres 2 ways about it and it really depends on what you need. if you want off road ability id opt for a true 4" suspension lift (1200$+) but honestly if your going there its only like an extra 100 or so for a 6". then there's the easy way out , i went this route as my truck is mostly a pavement queen and my only off road needs are construction sites and dirt roads. level kit or bilstiens (2.75) rear spacer 1" is very slight ass high....and a 1.25" body lift. total cost around 380 without labor...i did this myself and saved that....the shocks and rear spacers are fairly easy but i do recommend a garage compress your springs(not needed for a coil spacer). and the body lift is easy just take your time, but if you opt for a shop install it can get expensive, easily a 4-5hr job. hope this helps.
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ok, the reason why im not looking at doing it the cheap way is because i don't want to change the angles on my upper and lower a arms along with my cv joints. i want to keep stock angles that's why i want full 4" lift. also i like the 4" look better than the 6" just personal preference.
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Not sure what you mean the cheap way. Any 4" lift is fine for what youre wanting, again confused on the "full" 4" lift also. What size tires you plan on running? Sounds like your minds made up, now just close your eyes and pick one.

Not too up to date on the 4" lifts. I do know some use spacers on the rear and some use replacement coils. Just go to the manufacturers website and read up on em...
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think he means a full 4" suspension kit, everything required all together, and i cant disagree on the cv angles, im planning on dropping my bilstiens at some point back to 2". i only mentioned the 6" kit because many people opt for the 4" for cost concern not realizeing theres not a big difference....if you want rough county, try them on ebay...they have a best offer option might same ya afew bucks....i saved enough on my body lift to cover shipping and customs fees....and 35's look great on a 4" lift..,..and by cheap way i mean 400$ vs the 1200 for a rough country 4" suspension lift. other brands seem to go up from there.
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A 4" suspension lift is a kit...it has everything included. Between your post and the op I was confused lol. As far as cvs and all suspension and drivetrain compenonents are concerned; factory geometry is retained. Newfie your issues dont pertain to a 4" suspension lift. From the sounds of it, you have maxed bilstiens and the rcx body. Completely, completely different than a 4" suspension in all forms, which I think you know. Your post just didnt apply that! Op i wish I knew more about the 4" lifts. Honestly I think the main difference is how the front and rear lifts are achieved.

Newfie wats this 4" lift is for offroad ability!? Whereas the rest arent...you mean like your setup or my setup? Mines a pavement princess as well....just curious tho!
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yea when i meant full i meant everything ready to go, not just shocks and spacers. i was looking at the billstein 5100s for a long time but after enough research still found out they're hard on your cv's. im planning on going to 35" tires once the stock tires wear out or i might switch in the summer and keep these for winters.
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and just to clarify this , this is just for looks, minus going down a dirt road here and there.
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any info or opinions on the Mopar 4" lift kits? I too, am looking into a 4" lift and want the whole package. Plan on running 35s and its mostly for the looks
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