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Performance lift

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I have a 2003 Chevy Silverado 1500 4wd and was curious what you you guys think the best lift would be to get as far as performance goes. I have been looking at the CST 6-8" kit and they are coming out with a 9-11" kit. Mainly Im going to be using the truck for sand and dirt as well as my daily driver and maybe a little towing down the line. What do you think would be the best way to go? Straight axle conversion? I've looked into 4wd long travel setups but no one makes a kit and shops want big money for customs work. Would just a 9inch lift with some racing shocks perform well in the dunes? Plase Help with any suggestions.
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Your main determining factor is the strenght of the IFS front end. 35's are the max you should run, and you can easily clear those on a 4" kit with some trimming, or on a 6 or 6.5 kit with no trimming. If you were to do a solid front axle swap, I would reccomend you start with a 3/4 or 1 ton truck, so you dont' have to swap the tranny/tcase/rear end to be up to the task.

The SFA swap is going to be a lot more expensive. If you're willing to trim a little, get the 4" rancho (actually more like a 5.5) wiht 35's, or get the Dick Cepek 6.5 with 35's and call it a day.
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