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Results of Lifting your Truck

Ok I have decided to put a 6 inch kit on my 2 door tahoe this summer. Has anyone who has lifted their Tahoe occured any excessive body roll while driving or anything like that.
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i have 4"susp and 3" body and notice no incredible body roll. feels the sme as my z-71 did. with a 6" susp lift the suspension stays the same as fa as spring rate goes. you will have a higher center of gravity which makes for more "roll" but it will not be severe to any degree. the only real problem you may encounter is the rear end of the vehicle if you use a block lift. anything over 2" in block lifting will result in noticable axle wrap. i have 4" block in mine until i cough uop the $$$$$$$ for the shackle flip. i notice it without a doubt.
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You might have more body roll since yours is more top heavy... Also might be alittle more tipsy feeling since its a short wheel base, but again this is just my speculation.
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with a 6" lift (4" rear shackle flip), i felt a difference in the way the truck handled. you just have to get use to driving it. of course, you can't be a moron and hotrod around as if you're in a sports car.

also remember, usually the higher you go, the wider you should go ...speaking of course the width of the tires.
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Ok I know that I will probably feel more body roll because it is a tahoe and not a truck but with 12.5 inch wide tires it should be fine until I have enough money to buy new tires. What Should I do about the block/add-a-leaf that the RCD kit comes with. I know that new springs would really be the best for keeping the axle straight and all.

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i would get the shackle flip (4") and then an add-a-leaf. Blocks just plan suck
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I know the shackle flip kits are $$$, the ORD one looks a bit complicated and probably justifies the price
The echobit one (although I don't think they sell
it anymore) look pretty simple. Is there a reason we can't
take two flat pieces of stock join them with a gusset, and bolt them on with an aditional bushing, ala echobit?
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yup, strenght. if you've ever seen a rear axle come off of a vehcile and the carnage it can do you'd want to go the ORD or the IOR way too. i dont know for sure if IOR makes those, but you could PM willyswanter and see
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i did my own little shackle flip...i think there's pics in my webpage. ORDs flip isnt complicated...not sure what you meant by that.
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Did not see a picture of your shackle flip on your
web pages. The SF on the ORD page requires removing
the original hanger bracket, drilling out the rivits and replacing it with a new welded bracket.

The echobit solution was a pure bolt on. Is there a
disadvantage to that? I noticed the ORD solution also has some odd offset angles, is this to compinsate for some lateral motion?

Here are pictures of the ORD:
http://www.off-road.com/chevy/reviews/ord-flip/

This is a picture of the echobit,
http://www.angelfire.com/tx5/dc4x4/truckwrong2.html
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