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post #1 of 6 Old 02-27-2007, 09:01 AM Thread Starter
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My front shocks are clunking pretty bad so I know its time for new ones. I figure what better time to get a lift kit than now. I first looked at Rock Road Outfitters, but read they have had some lousy customer service issues so I suppose I will stay away from them. I'd like maybe a 3" lift. I will need shocks as well so if the kit includes them that is a plus. I have a budget of around $600. I will have to buy tires in a couple weeks when I get some more money, but for now I can get the lift. What do you guys recommend for my budget?

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post #2 of 6 Old 02-27-2007, 09:31 AM
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Shocks do not clunk but they get spongy. In other words the ride starts to feel as if you are in a 1975 Cadillac. However if the upper or lower shock mounts are loose then it will clunk. So look around you may have a different issue that you may to fix first.

I cannot comment on the lift stuff but many others here can.

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try tightening the shocks first.

does the $600 budget include tires?

Iron Rock makes a popular 3" lift, although its fairly new

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Check in the FAQ for the F->R lift, it will save you a lot of money and you will still be able to get a decent set of shocks for under $600
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I will try and tighten the shocks...the sound is only coming from the passenger side. And no, the budget is just for the lift, I would have to purchase the tires in the next couple weeks. Thanks for the input so far.
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post #6 of 6 Old 02-28-2007, 07:12 AM Thread Starter
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Can someone fill me in on the exact shock mount locations so I can hopefully fix the clunking problem tonight.
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