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Old 09-01-2014, 05:20 PM   #1
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before and after lift

you might think its backwards but its not, i just pulled my suspension lift.as per normal by myself on my back, took about 12 hours.had a 10 in lift ( 6" suspension,2.75 bilstiens and 1.25" body) and later dropped back to 8.5 by dropping the bilstiens with 35x12.5/17's procomp xtreme m/t's.have a few reasons for the removal:
1. Gas Mileage is gone to **** (8.2 mpg avg 60/40 c/h mix)
2. cant keep a wheel alignment
3. tires are ruined because of #2
4. had to replace front end parts, ball joints, tie rods, brakes,wheel bearings and few other things. rack and pinion is also leaking
5.driveline vibration from incorrect pinion angle and shutter on take off and shaking at highway speeds
6. RCX swaybar end links are dry rotting and falling apart
7. Rcx shocks are toast
8.Rides Like A Tank
9.M/T tires suck in the winter and need to be balanced and rotated religiously.

all this with 20k on truck and 6 on the lift and tires.

you always hear the good stories about lifting, well there's my 2 cents. maybe if i went with a higher end kit i would have had a better experience i dunno or maybe if i didnt stack the bilstiens? but i went extreme and payed the price.keep in mind this is a pavement princess, my daily work truck that the only offroad it sees is the odd dirt back road. dont care i just want to enjoy my truck again.its already 10 fold better even with the alignment out of wack. cant wait to go back to stock 20 size tires. should be smooth and quite again and hopefully vibration free. heres a few pics. the up side is so many trucks are listed here ill stand out even more now haha
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Old 09-01-2014, 07:09 PM   #2
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Old 09-01-2014, 08:31 PM   #3
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Yeah the kits do make a diff for sure. Pricing a 6" kit right now
Long arm setup for the diesel around 2k + easy. There are cheap kits for 500-800 bit they are crap
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Old 09-14-2014, 06:25 PM   #4
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well after a 233$ wheel alignment i have a new truck! love it....buddy said it was the worst truck hes ever done, took 3 1/2 hours, didnt think hes was gonna get it but he got her bang on...huge difference. had to pay 79.99 fior the alignment plus an hour of labour at 90 something, still gave me 2 for free...i know the guy and trust his work. been our family mechanic for years.
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