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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-17-2004, 11:25 PM
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Better 3\" suspension???

I realize this subject has been discussed to death but...
It seems the biggest problem with the 3" susp. lift is crankin the T-bars and throwing the geometry of things out. I found this kit with a diff drop bracket. It seems to be a pretty complete kit,I already have a body lift which I would not do again and was considering this kit just to bring my truck up a little more. What do you guys think? 3" susp. lift Natl. Tire&Wheel
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Re: Better 3\" suspension???

Looks like an OK kit to me, but I'm biased because it's similar to the kit I have on my truck, and with no problems. Especially good since it has diff drop brackets (and NEW torsion bars). Personally, I would go for it, but you're right, there is a ton of controversy over the 2-3" lifts.

(A good) 3" lift
*upper control arms make camber (still) adjustable
*new torsion bars will allow less cranking, they just start stiffer (if you wanted a smooth ride, you would have bought a car)
*diff drop bracket saves your CVs
*polyurethane is just great

I don't see why not to use it. [img]images/graemlins/burnout.gif[/img]
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Re: Better 3\" suspension???

looks just like the 3" rough country lift I run on my 93, its not bad and didn't have to crank the torsion bars.
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Re: Better 3\" suspension???

My only question is why are they giving you new Torsion bars? None of the other companys put new ones in their 4 or 6" lifts, it makes me think that you have to crank up the bars to get the lift and they give heavier bars so that they don't sag. Thats just my 2 cents.
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they give you new torsion bars that are stiffer so you don't have to crank them up to get the lift. 4-6 lifts don't need them becuase they drop everything down so that all the angles are stock.
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Im goin' for it. Now if I can find some one in my area to install at a reasonable cost! 35's are next. [img]images/graemlins/burnout.gif[/img]
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Re: Better 3\" suspension???

If your kit ends up working for you as well as mine has for me, I think you'll be pleased. Good luck!
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Hey MSF, did you install your kit yourself or done by a shop... If by a shop about how much did it cost? Any info is appreciated. Was there any exhaust mods?
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Whitetail, Take plenty of pictures for us when the lift is being installed. And of course some after with the new tires.
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Re: Better 3\" suspension???

It was on the truck when I got it. But minus installing torsion bars (which I don't have the equipment to do), the rest is a pretty simple install. No exhaust mods necessary. Have fun with it and definitely take pictures before and after lift and tires.
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