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Re: best way to get 2 to 3 in lift
Let me tell you something... do NOT get a full IFS suspension lift. I know a guy that only did a three inch body lift, and is clearing 35x12.5R15 tires on his fullsize. He simply cut his bumper clear off at the grille (straight up and down... looks good too.) and shaved a little off behind the tire on the fender. He says it only rubs at full lock with serious down motion...
So, why do this rather than a sus. lift? Well if you setup your truck like the guy I mentioned above, you will get SERIOUS front ground clearance. Very nice for a bargain lift. I know another guy with a 6 inch sus. lift and a 3 inch body lift, that runs 35's and cant go half the places the guy with just the body lift goes. Because of all the drop down components on a sus. lift, you would have to run 37's to get the same ground clearance as the guy with just a body lift. Trust me... its a worthwhile investment. Besides... you dont want bigger than 35's unless you plan on just wheeling the sidewalks at the mall...