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4inch or 6inch lift?

Postby harry.finn [OP] » Mar 03 2011, 10:39pm

i want to lift my truck, but im undecided if i want to only lift 4 inches or 6 inches. whats really holding me back is my truck rides so nice right now, im kinda nervous the lift will make the truck ride rough. any advice on anyone that has done this? and what size tires can you swing with each size lift?

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Re: 4inch or 6inch lift?

Postby Desert Mad Man » Mar 03 2011, 10:49pm

With the 4" lift 33's should fit with no sweat and on most 6" kits, 35's will fit. As far as what system you should get it is a matter of preferrence. I have a Fabtech 6" kit on my 2007 NBS Sierra and it used the factory springs. It rides just like stock. The only thing that sucks is that my turning radius got worse with the lift vs. when it was stock, but nothing that isn't manageable.

Good luck, do your research and pick the kit you feel is right for you.
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Re: 4inch or 6inch lift?

Postby Mudduck » Mar 03 2011, 11:44pm

I've heard that about the turning radious. I'm going with a 4" when I have the $$. Just don't have any need to go higher. Plus . . Bigger lift = bigger wheels/tires = bigger $$.
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Re: 4inch or 6inch lift?

Postby trk29 » Mar 04 2011, 12:29am

Mine has a 6" Fabtech and I am running basically a 33", 18" Wheel. My truck rides pretty smooth the only thing I don't like is the turning radius but you will get that when you lift it.

The only thing that I had to modify was the the black plastic under the front bumper because the tires would grab it. Also you will get better MPG and more power with the 33 vs the 35.

After saying that I like the 6" lift and 33"s.
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Re: 4inch or 6inch lift?

Postby BIG E » Mar 04 2011, 12:34am

My vote is for the 4" lift with 33's. I like that look.
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Re: 4inch or 6inch lift?

Postby StarsnBars » Mar 05 2011, 1:56pm

4 inch lift with 35's would be bad arse. I have 33's on mine and I still think they look like Oreo cookies on rims. 35's on a full size truck look great but you suffer on milage drop and a little performance. You have to find a tire brand that's just under a true 35 ,, say 34.6 or so and you shouldn't have any problems..
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Re: 4inch or 6inch lift?

Postby Pearly D » Mar 08 2011, 4:57am

I had the same decision to make last week. Sure the 4" makes a bit more "sense", but I have the bad tendency of always doing "less" and wishing I had done more! Instead of putting myself in that situation again, I went with 6" and 35's, and couldn't be happier!
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Re: 4inch or 6inch lift?

Postby JCunningham » Mar 08 2011, 5:40am

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Re: 4inch or 6inch lift?

Postby LBZDMAX » Mar 08 2011, 5:44am

4" rancho lift on my buddys dmax with 35s
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Re: 4inch or 6inch lift?

Postby olliepop2500 » Mar 08 2011, 5:53am

i vote 4in
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