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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-06-2002, 11:14 PM
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4in vs. 6in lift

im gettin a lift put on my 98 1/2 ton z71 on monday and im still stuck on whether to get a 4 or a 6. since i dont do any hardcore wheelin i was leaning twards the 4 inch, and since i already run 285's that cuts the cost way down, $1975 installed. but in the last few days iv been reading all the posts and talkin to some people and im starting to have 2nd thoughts, mabey a 6 would be better? only problems i have are the tires are gonna run me 750 bucks for 35's so im lookin at about an extra grand total, 3091 installed. another thing thats buggin me about runnin 35's is my gas mileage and gear ratio. any problems there? anyone run 33's with a 6in lift? i know this has probably been discussed a thousand times so thanks for any replies. oh ya, im goin with a tuffcountry lift, was goin with rcd 6 till i found it was about 600 bucks more.

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Beside cost is there any other reason for going with TC?

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Re: 4in vs. 6in lift

if you want you can get the rancho suspension lift. its adjustable between four to six inches so you can keep the 4 now and when you got more $ for the 35's you can adjust it up to 6. im gettin the rancho 6 when i get the money


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Re: 4in vs. 6in lift

well i have a 4 inch trailmaster and i love it, the only time i wish i had a 6 inch is if i go hardcore offraoding. i'm running 33 12.5's and have no problem with power. and i get 17-18 mpg. If your not going to do any hardcore wheelin the 4 inch should do fine. unless you want the 6 inch for looks its up to you,

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Re: 4in vs. 6in lift

hmm 6" and 33s should be ok....(i'm talking to myself as well) [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] i'm installing a 6" TC lift over spring break and i'll be running 33s...mainly for the same reason as you, the gears(3.42s). with 6" of lift and smaller tires, you don't have to worry about cranking up the bars for that extra ummph....just work your way up. thats usually how it goes anyway lol

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i second the rancho lift. your just going to kick your self in the a$$ later for trying to save a couple hundred dollars now. It's worth the extra money. you can look at the rancho lift and just tell its bilt better, at least when i look at a rancho compaired to my trailmaster.

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dont you have to crank up the bars on the rancho kit to get the full effect of the 5 front 3 rear deal. not in to wearin out the front end for an inch or so. it's not so much a 100 bucks here 100 bucks there, it's when it gets in to the 1000 here and there that i get a little concernd, lol. im also gonna run energy bushings and IAS shocks.

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98 were are you going to get the energy bushing from. i called them and they told me that the only ones they make for my truck is the tranie and rear leaf spring bushings? i wasnt trying to be a dick about the extra money, i need to redue my steering again and all the bushings in the front end to tighten it up, just thought i give you a little heads up on making sure you get it right the first time so you dont have to dump money in it later.like me

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i get all of my stuff from either summit racing or http://www.macromotive.com/ if anyone can confim the deal with the rancho lift that would be great, have to crank up the bars to sit level or not?

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Re: 4in vs. 6in lift

Hey Shorts,
What do you think about the new TC lifts with the one piece subframe? Have you seen one yet? How did it look?

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