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Hey, I am having an issue between choosing a 4" or a 6" BDS lift kit for my 08 Dodge Ram TRX4. I am also going with 20" rims and 35" tires. I was kinda hoping some people could maybe post there 3rd gen. trucks which have the 4 and 6 inch lifts. Or if people could share what they figure would look the best!

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My 2007 with a 4" lift and 35's (18X9 KMC XD Addicts & 285/75 Toyo AT tires):



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Nice setup man, thanks for the post!
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I would just go with a 6". They're not much more as far as price, and once you lift it 4", you'll want it even higher. I say go for it!
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Nice setup man, thanks for the post!
Thanks and you are welcome. I have no problem whatsoever posting up pics of my truck.
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How set are you on 35"s, and do you have any plans to go higher in the future?
If you just want to do it once and quit, you might as well go with the 6" lift. However, I do think that 37"s will look much better with a 6" lift than 35"s would. If you don't want to get 37"s or already have the 35"s, I think the 4" lift would look better.
If you are planning on coming back and adding more, the 4" with the 35"s could work out well. When you're ready to do more, you could just get bigger tires then.
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Yea 6" lift for a 3rd gen Ram recommends a 35" tire. You should go with a 6" lift since the cost is the same as a 4" and it will look better 6". Maddogs truck is a Mega Cab which means it has the Heavy Duty suspension. This means it sits higher then a normal 1500 from the factory. So if you like his look then you should go with the 6" kit.

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How set are you on 35"s, and do you have any plans to go higher in the future?
If you just want to do it once and quit, you might as well go with the 6" lift. However, I do think that 37"s will look much better with a 6" lift than 35"s would. If you don't want to get 37"s or already have the 35"s, I think the 4" lift would look better.
If you are planning on coming back and adding more, the 4" with the 35"s could work out well. When you're ready to do more, you could just get bigger tires then.
The 6" lift on the 3rd gen Rams is recommended to go with a 35" tire from all companies that make the lift kits. I had a 6" lift and I thought I might be able to fit 37s but it would have rubbed. I may have been able to squeeze them in but the bumper and inner fender well may needed a trimming. The 4" lift and 6" lifts both recommend a 35" tire so it makes sense to go with the 6" since they are the same costs. Also the comment about adding more in the future, and going with a 4" for that. The thing is if you go with a 4" lift you screw yourself out of 2" of lift later on. You would have to buy a whole new lift kit and spend another $2000 to get it. That is why going 6" is the best idea, if you want to go bigger you can. Also going with a 6" lift you can always go with 35s and then you can lift the truck a little bit more to add bigger tires. If I went with a 4" lift I would have shot myself, I was thinking about it. Right now I used the 6" lift to my advantage, if I went 4 I would have lost 2" I could never get back. My 40" tires would have never fit haha

I think BDS makes a kit which has a larger lift in the rear that may say 37s fit. I remember seeing that before. That is the lift kit with the add-a-leaf in the rear along with the block (I think). That may be a good choice to go with if you want to have 37" tires. Really look at what tire sizes the lift kits recommend you to put and go with that.

Here is my 07 with a 6" lift and 35" tires. I had A/T tires which means they were a little smaller then 35". If you go with a M/T tire then it will look a little better and bigger>

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Well Scat, not everyone wants 40s.
Haha I do see your point though.
I guess I was not really paying attention and thinking more about the 4th gens, because they look really good with 6" and 37s.
But seeing your truck when it had the 35s, I have to agree with you. The 35s do look good; the 37s probably would have looked stuffed.

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Thanks for the help guys, I appreciate it! Yeah I definitely agree with you scat when you put it that way, I get a bit more flexibility with what i can do. The problem I was having was I was worrying about the 6" being too big, but im thinking if I go with the 4" Im not going to be happy with it and would want to go bigger. Bigger is always better right!? And I was also wondering if it is worth getting the upgrade to the dual steering stabilizer kit on the BDS 6" lift? I am not planning on taking my truck to do any serious off roading or anything, but will it improve my handling on say the highway, or will I only notice it off roading? And also the traction bars, worth getting, what are the advantages? Thanks guys!

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Well Scat, not everyone wants 40s.
Haha I do see your point though.
I guess I was not really paying attention and thinking more about the 4th gens, because they look really good with 6" and 37s.
But seeing your truck when it had the 35s, I have to agree with you. The 35s do look good; the 37s probably would have looked stuffed.

(And your truck does look amazing with the 40s, by the way )
Haha thanks man! I know what you mean about the 40s not everyone wants them....they will make driving a little different hahahaha. Yea I just threw down an essay there just cause I went through all the contemplating that he is going through now. I just wanted to make it easier

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Thanks for the help guys, I appreciate it! Yeah I definitely agree with you scat when you put it that way, I get a bit more flexibility with what i can do. The problem I was having was I was worrying about the 6" being too big, but im thinking if I go with the 4" Im not going to be happy with it and would want to go bigger. Bigger is always better right!? And I was also wondering if it is worth getting the upgrade to the dual steering stabilizer kit on the BDS 6" lift? I am not planning on taking my truck to do any serious off roading or anything, but will it improve my handling on say the highway, or will I only notice it off roading? And also the traction bars, worth getting, what are the advantages? Thanks guys!
I am glad I could help ya buddy. I almost went with 4" and I am very happy I didnt. Trust me when you start to go bigger you always want more. I started with a leveling kit haha. I say YES to the stabilizers that is for sure! I got the Fabtech ones and they are great for handling bigger tires. Definitely worth the extra $100 hha. I personally have not had the traction bars but I want to get them. I think those would be a good idea to save yourself a rear diff. When you have bigger tires you put more stress on the rearend and when those big meats spin that stress is even more. I would do that as well if you have the chance to
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