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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-29-2000, 07:23 PM
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Hey Guys,
Thanks for the replies. I was looking at www.rocky-road.com and they offer two kinds of kits, SPOA kit (I am catching on here) or some kind of different kind of lift. It is called the 4ER and one with a 5.5 lift. Which one should I get? And do you guys have anyother ideas besides dissembling the axles to change the gears, any different ways? And one more, which one do you prefer, Petroworks or Rocky Road?
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 03-29-2000, 08:48 PM
 
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Re: Another Question

Glenn would be the best person to answer your questions but I think he's
overloaded now so I'll give it a shot.I beleive the 4"er is 3" lifted
springs with 2" shackles in a spring under configuration.The 5.5" lift is a
spring over (4.5") with 1" higher spring perches.Be aware that the higher
perches will magnify spring wrap problems.My personal opinion is don't lift
the vehicle any more than necessary to clear the tires you intend to run.
Spring under lifts seem to work OK up to 31" tires.If you think you'll be
running larger tires than this go with one of the spring over kits.



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post #3 of (permalink) Old 03-29-2000, 10:49 PM
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Well, it all depends on what you want to do and how much money you have. The 5.5" will give you much more clearnce for larger tires, but the 4"er will give you just as good off-road capabilities depending on tire size. Well, if you want to change the gears in the Diff. Then you have to dissasemble the axle. Another option is to simply go with a lower geard transfer case. Thats probably the most common and easiest ways to lower your gear ratio's.
As for prefering one or the other, Im not really sure. I like Glenn, hes a really nice guy (hey, if I had 3 teenagers show up at my door I would be to happy) and VERY knowledgeable. Plus Rocky-Road is only a 45min drive from my house. The Petroworks guys are also really nice, but since their all the way out in Cali, I have to pay shipping for stuff. So I guess I could say I like 'em both!

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