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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-31-2001, 02:17 PM Thread Starter
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Which IFS 4\" Lift and shocks to go with?

There are so many kits on the market now. I have a '99 1500 Sub and I am leaning toward the Superlift 4". I'm sure you guys have beat this one to death, but I am new here. Thanks!

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Re: Which IFS 4\" Lift and shocks to go with?

I Really like "Superlift" I have had TWO on two different Chevy IFS trucks![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
And wiil probably be installing a third one on my latest truck, once it cools down[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img] it's like 110 outside here in phoenix right now[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/mad.gif[/img]

Now the surprise![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/shocked.gif[/img]

If I were you, I would buy "Rancho"[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/shocked.gif[/img]

Thats right RANCHO but only for one reason! you said 4" lift!

I know Superlift says 4-6, but it is not, it is more like 6-7
I honestly believe to get 4" out of a Superlift you would have to relax the front Torsion Bars [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img] and this would make it ride like a
1978 cadilac sedan deville with bad shocks[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/blush.gif[/img]

Rancho Makes and awsome lift! (probably THE strongest lift made)
but it is really a 4"-5.25" lift (I have always needed the full 7" I can get from Superlift)

By the way, what size tires do you intend to run, Most times THIS is the determining factor for what size lift you need.

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Re: Which IFS 4\" Lift and shocks to go with?

I am looking at 33s on 16x8s.

I here ya about the heat, I'm in Glendale, AZ.

Thanks for the quick response!

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Re: Which IFS 4\" Lift and shocks to go with?

Yeah, the Rancho lift will easily clear 33"s on 8"s Even more now do I think the Rancho kit would be perfect for you!
I think(?) Desert Rat on 19th ave and Peoria has that kit on sale right now? I am not sure though??? if not just wait cause they are always putting it on sale[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]
usually just under $1K if I remember correctly and I believe it is a complete kit with RS5000 shocks.

Hey I live at 91st ave and Deer Valley. where are you?

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Re: Which IFS 4\" Lift and shocks to go with?

Yow know what, the 2"-3" kit would clear those wheels and tires and would run less than 1/2 as much $$$[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
Just a thought[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]

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Re: Which IFS 4\" Lift and shocks to go with?

Scooby...quick question, will Rancho's 2-3" kit work on my Tahoe? [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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Re: Which IFS 4\" Lift and shocks to go with?

I think(?) so....[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]
I have never had a 2-3 lift, but I know a LOT of guys around here are running them to clear 33"s

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Re: Which IFS 4\" Lift and shocks to go with?

I'm just down the road, 75th and Deer Valley.

That's awesome!

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Re: Which IFS 4\" Lift and shocks to go with?

I had looked at that first, but everyone told me I will have a rough ride since you have to chank the T-Bars up.

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Re: Which IFS 4\" Lift and shocks to go with?

The 4"-5" would definetly be better [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
and the 2"-3" would definetly cheaper [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
Check "Desert Rat" for prices (I am not real sure I would want them to do the install though?)

Hey I will be moving even closer to you than I am now, in late December or early January?
I am having a new home built "Fulton Homes" 78th and deer valley. Just north/east of the "Albertsons" (I will bet you know exactly where I mean?)

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