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How to Choose & Buy a Lift Kit

Factors to consider before purchasing a Lift System

Re: How to Choose & Buy a Lift Kit

Postby Bertman6753 » Jul 17 2020, 6:21am

Assuming you do not want to add bigger tires ,, and Yu just want it to sit level, lowering shackles for the rear would be the way to go.
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Re: How to Choose & Buy a Lift Kit

Postby Onlyina_Chevy [OP] » Jul 17 2020, 4:40pm

Huh, that's an interesting point....HOWEVER, the name of the thread is "How to Choose & Buy a Lift Kit". Need I say more?

You would have been more than welcome to create an entire post on your love for lowering shackles, but it seems you are no longer a member here because you have a terrible attitude. Goodbye.
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Re: How to Choose & Buy a Lift Kit

Postby kneeslider » Sep 21 2020, 12:20am

Why lift?
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Re: How to Choose & Buy a Lift Kit

Postby xMisterWilsonx » Feb 23 2021, 9:50pm

This may be me just rambling my ideas/thoughts out onto the interwebs to share with my fellow GM truck guys but I am trying to be logical and think everything out.

With the older Torsion Bar suspension systems, would anyone say that ride quality WOULD indeed improve with a real suspension non drop torsion bar lift kit versus a leveling keys/proper shocks? I understand the differences between the two, and the biggest difference being the non torsion drop lift kits keep the steering angles, upper/lower ball joint, and CV axle angles at "OEM" angles whereas the leveling kit has those three areas cranked at some steep angles and in my mind limits shock travel, despite new proper shocks. The limiting factor being the already increased angles on suspension, sway bar being at a more "drooped" position due to the lift, and shock travel. I could be wrong here but I am just trying to wrap my head around this.
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Re: How to Choose & Buy a Lift Kit

Postby Bradley21sanders » Feb 23 2021, 10:11pm

Yes a real drop kit that does not require you to mess with the torsion bars will indeed ride better than a kit where you have to crank on the Tbars.

The only way to get an even better ride is a coilover conversion.
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Re: How to Choose & Buy a Lift Kit

Postby Jamill » May 03 2021, 12:24pm

I am looking for cheap lift kits, any idea where should I buy?
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Re: How to Choose & Buy a Lift Kit

Postby ricka182 » May 03 2021, 1:15pm

Bradley21sanders wrote:Yes a real drop kit that does not require you to mess with the torsion bars will indeed ride better than a kit where you have to crank on the Tbars.

The only way to get an even better ride is a coilover conversion.



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