HELP: Can i put two lift kits together? - Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups
Dodge 4x4 vehicles All discussion of Dodge trucks, Ramchargers, Plymouth and SUV's...

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-18-2008, 10:01 PM
yoblum20
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Cool HELP: Can i put two lift kits together?

i have a 2005 dodge dakota club (extended) cab and i want to raise it up.

i want to but a lift kit but i was wondering if i could do two kits together?
I am looking at this kit...
Dodge Body Lifts -- SuspensionConnection.com -- 2005-2006 Dodge Dakota 2wd & 4wd regular, extra & quad cab (automatic trans. only) - 3" Body Lift Kit
So if i bought two kits could i just put them both om to give it a 6" lift?

If not how else could i achieve a 6" lift?


Also if i were to put a 6" lift on and than put 24" wheels (i currently only have 17") and maybe a 30" or larger tire would that be fine?

thanks a lot
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of (permalink) Old 06-19-2008, 06:44 AM
Veteran
 
TomKat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: York,SC
Posts: 1,226
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
6" of BODY lift is a death wish. I would think the body would separate from the frame under moderate-heavy braking. The farther the body and frame are away from each other, more leverage is placed on the mounting points, thus causing something to break/bend. Even 3" is excessive,IMHO, and may affect airbag deployment in an accident. Just my .02...
TomKat is offline  
post #3 of (permalink) Old 06-19-2008, 02:55 PM
yoblum20
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Thanks tomkat..

so what could i do to make my truck a little higher?
Would just buying bigger wheels and tires be my only, safe option..

cause right now my truck handles awesome. it drives just like a sports car. so i don't want to substitute that just for the lift.

would that lift kit i posted below be safe?
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of (permalink) Old 06-19-2008, 08:35 PM
Veteran
 
TomKat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: York,SC
Posts: 1,226
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by yoblum20 View Post
would that lift kit i posted below be safe?
? Which one? Body or suspension? IFS suspension lifts can get complicated with cv angles and alignment angles at times.
TomKat is offline  
post #5 of (permalink) Old 06-19-2008, 10:37 PM
yoblum20
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Quote:
Originally Posted by TomKat View Post
? Which one? Body or suspension? IFS suspension lifts can get complicated with cv angles and alignment angles at times.


I was looking at a body lift... it is just 2" or 3" blocks that you put between the body and frame...

but if these aren't safe what other way would i have to make the truck a little higher?
post #6 of (permalink) Old 06-20-2008, 06:36 AM
Veteran
 
TomKat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: York,SC
Posts: 1,226
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Oh, OK. I'm sure plenty of testing was done before it was made available. It will help out plenty with tire clearance, just not any off road benefit other than larger tires. Just try to get brackets to raise bumpers as well or they look kinda corny hanging low...
TomKat is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Tags
2005, club cab, dakota, dodge, lift

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome