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Unread 09-11-2013, 03:23 PM   #1
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Will only a 2 inch suspension lift ....

Still cause more wear on parts than factory height?

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Unread 09-11-2013, 03:34 PM   #2
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What size tires are going to go with that 2" lift? Anything more aggressive then factory design will arguably cause more wear. Really more a question of is it enough more wear to be worth whatever the goal/reason for doing it.
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Unread 09-11-2013, 03:40 PM   #3
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Just 31x10.5
I would like just a tad more height and a little better suspension.
I was at one time under the impression that things stayed the same on lifts under 3 inch.
Now I find out maybe not so I wonder is it alot more wear?
I could "live" without the lift but sure would make things nicer for me.
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This lift stuffs got me goin in circles myself????
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2" lifts are great because you can install the lift springs with longer shocks and usually you don't have to install anything else (maybe bumpstops). If you want to clear a 33" tire, then installing a 1.25" body lift will make it happen.
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I think my problem is its nice running down the highway at 75-80 no problems I'm afraid of losing that. So I find myself searching and searching on the forums. I guess I'm looking for the magic answer? Y'all know the deal,it's a battle in your head. what size lift what size tire...
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Unread 09-11-2013, 05:50 PM   #7
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Tire size will affect your cruising speed and acceleration more than your lift height. With only 31" tires, you shouldn't have much of an issue.
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I think my problem is its nice running down the highway at 75-80 no problems I'm afraid of losing that. So I find myself searching and searching on the forums. I guess I'm looking for the magic answer? Y'all know the deal,it's a battle in your head. what size lift what size tire...
Lift doesn't effect speed. And 31" tires won't effect much.
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I put a 2" lift on my SE that already had 31X10.5R15 and had no change in highway driving. I used the rough country kit with control arms and shocks. I installed the rear track bar drop and longer sway bar links. The transfer case linkage drop moved it too low. I just didn't use it and 4wd works fine. The transfer case drop did tilt my engine back more than expected. I had to modify the center console mount to move it back for shifter clearance
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i put a 2" lift on my se that already had 31x10.5r15 and had no change in highway driving. I used the rough country kit with control arms and shocks. I installed the rear track bar drop and longer sway bar links. The transfer case linkage drop moved it too low. I just didn't use it and 4wd works fine. The transfer case drop did tilt my engine back more than expected. I had to modify the center console mount to move it back for shifter clearance


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Well I think I'm headed towards 2" BDS and shocks..... And go with 31's.... There was a time I was thinking bigger..but it seems you get a lot of benefits with this set up and less parts, if that makes sense? For a all around package. Descent off road ( for me nothing major) ride, comfort, and it's my DD. and I don't want the alignment issues.... Axles,shafts,ect...
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I put a 2" lift on my SE that already had 31X10.5R15 and had no change in highway driving. I used the rough country kit with control arms and shocks. I installed the rear track bar drop and longer sway bar links. The transfer case linkage drop moved it too low. I just didn't use it and 4wd works fine. The transfer case drop did tilt my engine back more than expected. I had to modify the center console mount to move it back for shifter clearance
Why so much work???? A 2" lift and all that? Wow!

Is it me or is all that just crazy?

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Off road durability is much better than before. Plus it replaced the control arms we bent before
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Well I think I'm headed towards 2" BDS and shocks..... And go with 31's.... There was a time I was thinking bigger..but it seems you get a lot of benefits with this set up and less parts, if that makes sense? For a all around package. Descent off road ( for me nothing major) ride, comfort, and it's my DD. and I don't want the alignment issues.... Axles,shafts,ect...
I run that with a 1.25" body lift and 33s. And you have alignment issues whenever you lift. It takes 30 seconds to do an alignment.
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Why so much work???? A 2" lift and all that? Wow!

Is it me or is all that just crazy?

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Dude calm down. It's not necessary to do all that. Just because someone did, doesn't mean it's required. At 2", coils and shocks are all you need.
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