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Unread 08-05-2013, 07:59 PM   #16
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IRO all the way, especially for a niner you want to keep the 249.

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I heard someone yell "mall crawler" from the back porch. I'll go see who said that. Be right back.
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Unread 08-05-2013, 08:02 PM   #17
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IRO all the way, especially for a niner you want to keep the 249.
That's what I thought. I thought it was the stronger TC.
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Unread 08-05-2013, 08:05 PM   #18
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You might also think about rehearing if you're going to dd it. It will kill what little gas mileage you had left and feel like a 4.slow.

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Unread 08-05-2013, 08:09 PM   #19
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He meant re-gearing..... re-hearing is what ... wait, did I hear that noise from the back porch again?


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Unread 08-05-2013, 09:15 PM   #20
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He meant re-gearing..... re-hearing is what ... wait, did I hear that noise from the back porch again?


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Im at 4" with 31s and I wouldn't want to go with bigger tires.
seriously? I'm at 3" and my 31's have plenty of room. Once I throw the new springs in and get the money i much rather run 33's. And if he's planning on seriously wheeling it, 33's or 35's are going to be much better. Depending on his willingness to spend all the money to lift, new ca's, replace ds, regear, and start replacing front end parts as they fall off hehe. Not to mention a possible axle swap down the road.
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Unread 08-05-2013, 09:54 PM   #21
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seriously? I'm at 3" and my 31's have plenty of room. Once I throw the new springs in and get the money i much rather run 33's. And if he's planning on seriously wheeling it, 33's or 35's are going to be much better. Depending on his willingness to spend all the money to lift, new ca's, replace ds, regear, and start replacing front end parts as they fall off hehe. Not to mention a possible axle swap down the road.
I just threw up thinking about how much all that would run.

Would I need to re gear at 4.5"?
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I just threw up thinking about how much all that would run.

Would I need to re gear at 4.5"?
Gearing has nothing to do with lift height. With larger tires and stock gear ratio it will feel more sluggish and kill what pathetic mileage you get. If your going to run 33's/35's, I would re-gear to a 4.56 ratio.

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Unread 08-06-2013, 12:37 AM   #23
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dont forget to buy spacers.
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Unread 08-06-2013, 03:09 AM   #24
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dont forget to buy spacers.
if you're planning on keeping stock rims. If you're buying aftermarket rims just make sure you get ones with backspacing of 4 or less
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Unread 08-06-2013, 05:27 AM   #26
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I've got 4" of lift on my 5.9 with 32" tires. It's not bad driving it around town. I usually turn OD off unless I'm on the freeway. Otherwise it keeps kicking into OD and your driving 45 mph at 1300rpm. Which is annoying.
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Unread 08-06-2013, 10:32 AM   #27
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Thanks for the advice everyone!
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Unread 08-06-2013, 10:45 AM   #28
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I run the RC long arm on my 5.9, no problems other than just plan on buying a complete set of shocks from some where else, the shocks suck and wont last ( unless they have fixed them) and plan on the passenger side sitting lower than the front. (used ACOS to adjust it out)
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Unread 08-08-2013, 01:54 PM   #29
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Any reviews on this kit? Will I need control arms? My drive shafts are u-joint style.
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Unread 08-08-2013, 02:17 PM   #30
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For 4.5" you really should think about adjustables to keep pinion angles in check.

IRO is good stuff. It all depends on what kind of ride quality you're willing to live with. For $1k I don't know that 4.5" is a reasonable goal.

If you stay with stock CA's you should check the condition of the bushings and replace as necessary (I prefer to replace the whole arm, its not much more $ and way easier).
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