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post #16 of 110 Old 10-28-2013, 07:07 AM Thread Starter
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Hm, alright ill keep that In mind! Thanks for the Input
Do you have a rough estimate on price? I know with 2" I won't need longer break lines
3" would've been iffy I think


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post #17 of 110 Old 10-28-2013, 07:12 AM
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Hm, alright ill keep that In mind! Thanks for the Input
Do you have a rough estimate on price? I know with 2" I won't need longer break lines
3" would've been iffy I think
It'd be dirt cheap, Id use 2" coil spacers up front (40-50 bucks) and an add a leaf out back. Places like Fat Bob's Garage on eBay usually pair those items together for less than 100 bucks shipped. At 2" you wont need any other supporting mods like taller lifts need. Great way to go for your needs.

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Awesome! You've been huge help! What's a max tire size for thqt type? 29?

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Awesome! You've been huge help! What's a max tire size for thqt type? 29?
No problem! And you could comfortably run 30's no problem.

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No problem! And you could comfortably run 30's no problem.
You've been a huge help! Thanks a ton
Could I get away with 1in spacers on the wheels?

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post #21 of 110 Old 11-02-2013, 08:45 AM
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Just don't buy cheap spacers and make sure you go back and torque them again after a hundred miles.
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post #22 of 110 Old 11-02-2013, 09:18 AM
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I got started about 2 years ago and this is what I did:
3" lift: coils, leaves, shocks
Add-ons: adj. Track bar, longer sway links, 1" shackles(to fight the sag)
Tires: 31x10.50 BFG/AT's
Rims.15x10 w/ -19 offset (about 3.25"backspace)
The one thing I did that most others haven't is upper and lower control arms. This has allowed my front end to make much better use of the added flexibility, and to keep the front axle in it's proper place. Also the stock arms truly act as limiting straps and, due to the angle after lifting, will make the ride a lot rougher.
Brake lines: front lines have enuf extra already, in the front fender well you can pop the rubber grommet out of a bracket to achieve use of this added length. In the rear, I don't exactly recommend this, but I unbolted the T-box from the rear axle (2 years and no broken lines).
This all came to about $1300 not including the tires and rims.

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post #23 of 110 Old 11-02-2013, 09:22 AM
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Ok I'm going to just throw this out here.
If I were to do it as a dd only, I would look at some k1500 shackles and some coil spacers. I'd leave my shocks alone and run 31x10.5 in the bfg all terrain flavor or duratracks. Both are great on road an will handle nice. As far as wheeling I'd do some extended bump stops. Down the road I'd do an Iro double shear trackbar. The factory one sucks!

This is coming from some one who is rocking 3 inches of lift and 34s.

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post #24 of 110 Old 11-02-2013, 09:39 AM
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We'll all tell you what's better, better, better. But it's about what you're after from the ground up. I actually ran 31's with no lift for a year. It only worked well due to the backspacing of these Exploder rims.

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We'll all tell you what's better, better, better. But it's about what you're after from the ground up. I actually ran 31's with no lift for a year. It only worked well due to the backspacing of these Exploder rims.
That looks great!
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post #26 of 110 Old 11-02-2013, 10:02 AM
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That was forever ago. Now it looks like this.

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post #27 of 110 Old 11-02-2013, 10:16 AM
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I did have one issue with the 31's on stock suspension. Any passengers and the back tires would rub. The 1" shackles were the first thing I added to solve that problem. I then found out the shackles I bought for $100+s&h, are identical to Ford Ranger shackles which can be gotten at the jy for way less.

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post #28 of 110 Old 11-02-2013, 04:42 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah I'm debating wether or not buying new leafs or just getting aal's
I'm definitely going to get a shackle, most likely a 1" for, as stated before, sag prevention
Probably won't go through with wheel spacers

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post #29 of 110 Old 11-02-2013, 05:13 PM
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I see spacers as just another 20 nuts to come loose and cause an unwanted result. I prefer the properly backspaced rims.
Now the AAL will likely sag sooner and worse than a new, longer set of leaf springs, kind of the same concept as replacing the control arms. To lift, you need a deeper arch to the same contact points. This requires a longer spring to be done properly. AAL's try to arch the spring while the distance it goes lays it flat all over again, kind of pointless.

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post #30 of 110 Old 11-02-2013, 05:20 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah, ill most likely end up with a new set of leafs and while at it replace the control arms

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