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Old 09-21-2009, 03:45 AM
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Default Newbie needs a lot of help w/2wd

Hi all! I have a 2004 2wd QC and I have looked through the pages but didn't see anything that really answered my questions..thank you in advance for your help, sorry if they sound newbie-ish.

1. I have seen several people mention a 2" leveling kit to keep the truck from look like it's going permanently down hill...can someone recommend me one?

2. I would like to do a 3" body lift along with the leveling kit, but I want to keep the stock 17" rims that came on the truck. Does anyone know the biggest tire I can go with the above mentioned lift(s) and stock rims? And possibly where I can find these tires?

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Not positive on the stock 2WD, but after the 2" level and 3" body lift you can squeeze 35s under there for sure. The stock 4x4s will fit 35s, so that lift on a 2WD should be no problem. And to find 35s for the stock 17s is a lot easier than say 20s. They're just more plentiful thus cheaper.

Check out some of the assossiated vendors on here or others like Jegs or AutoAnything for the level kit. They're inexpensive and easy to install yourself if you have the basic knowledge.

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Not positive on the stock 2WD, but after the 2" level and 3" body lift you can squeeze 35s under there for sure. The stock 4x4s will fit 35s, so that lift on a 2WD should be no problem. And to find 35s for the stock 17s is a lot easier than say 20s. They're just more plentiful thus cheaper.

Check out some of the assossiated vendors on here or others like Jegs or AutoAnything for the level kit. They're inexpensive and easy to install yourself if you have the basic knowledge.

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OK, checked in on the Newbie forum lol. I was hoping to be able to get 35s or 36s under there on the 17" rim so that's good. Can anyone see anything else I'm going to have to do? Such as bigger brakes or something along those lines. Thanks for the replies!
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All right, here we go:

- I know you will save money on purchasing a coil lift spacer but you still have to pull your spindle and coil out to install and will need longer shocks as well so........... look into installing a 3" or 4" lift spindle and maintain your factory geometry and shocks. Also, if you decide later you can also go up to three inches higher with a spindle lift if you install lift coils along with it but you will need longer shocks.

Spindle lifts to look at: Rough Country, CST and DOESTCH TECH (This is what I am running). 3" spindles should run around $350 while the 4" run between $550 and $800.

- Body Lifts are a pain in the arse if not installed properly. If you go this route make sure you get the radiator and bumper relocation kits.
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All right, here we go:

- I know you will save money on purchasing a coil lift spacer but you still have to pull your spindle and coil out to install and will need longer shocks as well so........... look into installing a 3" or 4" lift spindle and maintain your factory geometry and shocks. Also, if you decide later you can also go up to three inches higher with a spindle lift if you install lift coils along with it but you will need longer shocks.

Spindle lifts to look at: Rough Country, CST and DOESTCH TECH (This is what I am running). 3" spindles should run around $350 while the 4" run between $550 and $800.

- Body Lifts are a pain in the arse if not installed properly. If you go this route make sure you get the radiator and bumper relocation kits.
Looking at the DOESTCH TECH website, you are telling me to purchase the kit with a 4" lift spindle and a 1-3" lift coil, right? I see three kits, all come with shocks so I wouldn't need to buy longer shocks, correct? And with a 4" lift spindle and a 1-3" lift coil, that gives 5-7" inches of lift?
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Also, give Suspension Max a call, it's where I purchased my lift.

http://shop.suspensionmax.com/Shop/Control/fp/SFV/32526
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Also, give Suspension Max a call, it's where I purchased my lift.

http://shop.suspensionmax.com/Shop/Control/fp/SFV/32526
There's hope for me after all. Will do!
All I have to do now is decide on tires..what do you run? Could I fit 36s? They look really good on the trucks I've seen them on.
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