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Old 02-22-2013, 04:01 PM
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Default Lift help please

hey guys, i own a 99' 1500 sport model...wanting to lift it a little.. this was my list of stuff il think i need:
3/4 ton diesel springs
2" spacer
2" block for rear
sway bar drop brackets
trac bar drop brackets
control arms
drop down pitman arm

is there anything else i would need or anything i would need to alter?
im not a suspension person so any help/guidence/advice/opinions would be appriciated! thanks guys!!!
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From your list I would guess you must be looking for 5 inches of lift. I would avoid the diesel springs like a plague and buy proper springs for a 1500. The cummins springs will not preload to your gasser and your ride will be choppy and your handling poor. Pay the two bucks and buy a set of springs for a 1500. BTW stacking rear spacers is never a good idea.

Rather than stacking blocks I'd get a rear shackle relocation kit. It eliminates the factory block, gives you 5 inches of lift, and a better ride loaded or unloaded. DOR (DODGE OFF ROAD) makes these.

I wouldn't waste my money on an aftermarket track bar bracket. These are so obselete! Buy an adjustable aftermarket bar and bracketry based on the 3rd gen design and run it. This won't be cheap but the track bar is crucial to proper front end geometry and vehicle stability.

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