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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-22-2002, 03:37 PM
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Now I\'m thinking about a Procomp lift!!

Ok, i went to Procomp's website and was checking out their 6" kit. What do yall think about it? Is it not as good as the Rancho? I like the fact that it is 6" versus the 4" Rancho. plus it solves the auto-tack problem. anyway, im looking forward to any opinions on this kit.......thanks a lot.


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Re: Now I\'m thinking about a Procomp lift!!

I don't know much about the procomp stuff other than their skid plate looks cool. I did however help install 2 IFS suspensions last weekend. The fabtech lift for 2001's is a great lift, but a pita to install. The Trailmaster lift for 88 to 98's seemed to be well made. It was some thick and heavy stuff too. Fairly easy to install. Back to procomp, I have heard from some people that their lifts are of low quality and tend to have problems - This is all 2nd and 3rd hand info though, there are several people I have talked to who have this lift and love it. Rancho imho, is going to be about the best simply because of the 1 piece sub frame, but like you I wanted a full 6" when I was looking for lifts. Generally around here people will say that in the 6" lineup the Cepeck lift is the best, then the superlift, then it's a draw between the bunch. I don't think you should just not look at BDS or Trailmaster though as they are both great lifts in my book.

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rancho does make a 6 inch kit. i dont think i would ever go with pro comp cause of all the problems ive heard with em. i hear it called pro crap more often than not


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Re: Now I\'m thinking about a Procomp lift!!

I highly recomend SUPERLIFT [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

By the way Rancho does not make a 6" lift,
they do make a 5.25" lift
that they call a 4" lift
and some shops sell as a 6" lift [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]
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Pro Comp is not a true 6" lift. I think mine is more like 5". I haven't broken anything but I've tweaked everything out of alignment and had to have it disassembled/reassembled and welded. I would go with a lift that has a 1 piece subframe.


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Re: Now I\'m thinking about a Procomp lift!!

ProComp is junk. Do a search on this board. A few weeks back we discussed their stuff and a lot of bad stuff came up against them. Junk in my opinion.

Rancho's new 4" lift actually is about 5.25", but a lot of places sell it as a 6" lift because with .75" worth of torsion bar cranking you get 6". If I was going to do an IFS lift instead of a solid axle swap (I'm not though) I'd go with either the Rancho for it's 1 peice subframe (BEEF[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]) or the new Tough Country 6" lift that has a 1 peice subframe as well. Haven't heard much about it yet by way of actual owners, but it looks good and from what I've read about the thing it sounds good.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]


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Re: Now I\'m thinking about a Procomp lift!!

Pro crap only solves the auto-trac problem by selling you another front driveshaft. One that has a cv joint in it.

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Well I disagree with all of them, I have a Pro-comp and I like it. I have not had any problems with it and I beat on it. I did weld everything together after I had it aligned though. I am not going to sell this truck or take the lift off so it doesn't matter that it is welded. I have heard crap about all lifts when I researched mine. Except for maybe cepak but they were out of business when I bought my lift. Anyways good luck with whatever you buy.


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i know they make a 4 inch rancho kit im not retarded. but they do have a 6....ive seen it on and off trucks.

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Re: Now I\'m thinking about a Procomp lift!!

I dont know about ya'll but I have a 6'' pro-comp lift, and I run my truck hard off road. I have bent my frame, destroyed a ranch hand grill guard, broken off my shock hoops, and blown 4 out of my 5 crankshaft bearings, and ripped off my factory shock mounts. I know I wheel hard. I havent had any troubles yet with my pro-comp lift(except the triple shock hoops) , I know its not a one-piece sub-frame, but if I do get problems with it, I will just weld it into one. My neighbor with his 4-6'' rancho lift has had more problems than I have had with his suspension and he wheels about 1/4 of what I do, even my neighbor down the street had a k1500 with a trailmaster 6'' lift and he broke off one his control arms. He is happy with his rancho lift as I am with my pro-comp. The only thing I regret about the pro-comp lift is that the subframe wasnt designed for more clearance as the rancho's and trail master's are, then again I have a full skid plate to cover the bottom side. I just want to see some people post who have had problems with their procomp lift. When I chose my lift, there were 3 things I considered; k1500 owners with the lifts, price, and design.

I know as soon as I run into some problems I will post about it. The main reason I chose pro-comp over the other brands was mainly the deal I got on it. If you can get a great deal, dont pass it up! Thats what I pretty much built my truck on, deals.

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