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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-02-2004, 05:10 PM
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Hey, I drive a 98 GMC K-1500 with stock suspension...I dont want to lift it so i can try to retain the smoothness of the truck, but i want it to be a litle more aggressive looking. Driving on the road i noticed that the front end look of the 3/4 and 1 ton trucks is about what i want. Does anyone know how i can achieve that look? Cost is not really a concern at the moment and any advise will be really helpful..... [img]images/graemlins/AR15firing.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-02-2004, 07:03 PM
 
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Cost is not a concern? Don't want to lift it because of ride issues? I think you need to define what you want to do with this truck. Until then, don't think we can really help you.

The lifts on the market have gotten pretty good if you want to go with like a 4" lift and 33's. That would definitely improve the stance. And if you go with like a 4" rancho, you dont' ahve to crank the t-bars, therefore keeping your smooth ride if you keep some soft shocks on it.

Let us know what you want to do with it( trails, rocks, mud) and we'll tell you what to do.
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Buy a 3/4t truck.
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Heh, I second shorts' idea [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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2" body lift
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Do you mean aggressive looking due to the width of the front compared to the rear? if so, look at some small spacers or get wheels with a little less backspacing.
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Re: 1/2 Ton Conversion

as far as lifting an ifs truck goes, when i bought mine it
had a 4" trailmaster on it, and it rode really nice and smooth, way better than a leaf sprung lifted vehicle rides,
its like comparing a cadillac to a chevette, so i wouldnt
let the loss of ride quality be a factor,
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