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Old 06-23-2010, 12:35 AM
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First I would like to say Hello as I am new here, I own a 09 1500 SLT quad cab 4.7 4x4 w/ 17'rims and have found this site extremely helpful. For that I say thank you for all the great information here.

I'm from upstate NY, and wanted to lift my truck before winter this year. As I started to look into lifts I started hearing different oppinions about larger tires in the snow,(wide tires are bad I guess?) So I guess my first question would be, anyone have any insight on this.

Secondly, today I stopped by a local mod shop (very well respected locally) to get pricing. I was literally told that they WOULD NOT install ANY type of lift kit, or leveling kit, on my truck due to something chrysler calls the "Death Wobble". Apparently, it has something to do with body roll associated with the redesigned rear suspension, anything 09-10. So I decided to check my new favorite website, and have found some conflicting information.

I have read that it has been a problem as far back as 02? Then why does the coil set up matter? I have also read that you basically have a 50/50 shot at having it, and eating the cost on the kit & the labor. Also I figured that there has to be quite a few users who have been running lifts and levelers for a while now, so mabye I could bring the topic back into light, and get the latest and greatest from the trenches.

Either way, I was thinking about a 5" Performance Accessories Premium Lift

or just dropping the coin on a full suspension 6' lift.

So again,
Fat tires work in snow?
5" Performance Accessories Premium Lift, any one try one & any good?
Does the dreaded 'jiggle' have a cure?

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i know people are getting the leveling kits and not having troubles with the death wobble
as for fat tires not good in winter, the idea behind it is that with a skinnier tire, it will cut through the snow to solid ground. now, the more agressive the tire, the better you'll do in snow,but worse on ice. go with a tire style like this: http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/brows....jsp?locale=en
10-12 inch wide and youll do fine for winter
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Sorry to thread jack, but where are you in upstate NY?

On topic, I have heard different things on here and other forums about even the Superlift lift kit that Mopar rebadged. What made you want to go with the Performance accessories kit?
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What about the MOPAR lift kit...they have to warrant that and correct any issues. Just a thought.

I agree on the tire info. A taller narrower tire usually does well in snow but then again, a wider tire with a more aggressive tread won't be a slouch, either. Not much works well on ice.
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Yup, the MOPAR lift is definitely something to consider.

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I dont know how high or what you want to acheive but i have a level kit on my truck and im running 35's you might not have to lift as much as you think, but then again that might be what you are looking to do, anyway just a lil FYI.... hope this helps.
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I was wondering about this 5 inch lift by performace accesories too. It seemed like a good deal from around 500-600 bucks. But I havent seen any pics on here of anyone who has done it to there 2009. I guess im in the same boat as you.
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I was wondering about this 5 inch lift by performace accesories too. It seemed like a good deal from around 500-600 bucks. But I havent seen any pics on here of anyone who has done it to there 2009. I guess im in the same boat as you.
There's a few pictures in the 4 pages of this thread:

http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?p=404771
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in my opinion a 5in body lift miht look a little ridiculous you see too much of the bottom but thats my $.02. i just purchased a 6in suspension lift for my 09 1500 2wd, and i like the way it looks, but personally i wouldnt go over a 3in body lift
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