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Re: Pros and Cons of Lifting 6 inches instead of 4!?

Postby Pattyboy5 [OP] » Dec 12 2013, 9:02pm

i ordered the 4 inch btw. excited to get it installed :D
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Re: Pros and Cons of Lifting 6 inches instead of 4!?

Postby Skaterjessy19 » Jan 07 2015, 5:24pm

Yes I am also looking for the pros and cons on a 6inch lift. I know someone with a 6inch lift with 33s and looks nice tires don't look small. Any help with deciding on a 4 or 6
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Re: Pros and Cons of Lifting 6 inches instead of 4!?

Postby djentlemanjoe » Jan 07 2015, 5:48pm

depends on the amount of money. On lower end kits the 4" and 6" is the same price so youll get more bang for your buck for the 6". To me 4" is useless as you'll be sitting at about 2500 height and be without 2k. You need to take into account your gears and transmissions. You can't gear a 10 bolt more than 4.10 ratio, which if you're like me and you're running 36" swampers is no good because you should be at a ratio of 4.56 for those. You're going to want at least 3.73 gears anyways seeing as a 4" will clear you 33's or 34's depending on the tire. You're also more top heavy so no sharp turns or you'll flip. You also lose a little bit of brake power so you need to be aware of your surroundings. I keep at least a car length and a half away from the car in front of me just so then im safe and I know I'll stop if I have to slam the brakes. You also need to be aware of lift laws in your area however most 6" lifts are legal so I wouldn't worry if that's the maximum you're thinking of going. You will be putting a strain on the transmission and rear differential as well as the front end steering components so be prepared to replace things more often then you would if it was left stock. all in all a lift is more money more often but its worth it to get the stance you want and to go wheeling. But be safe! All of that means nothing if you take a sharp turn at 40mph and flip, or rear end somebody if you have a lead foot or a tailgating issue.
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Re: Pros and Cons of Lifting 6 inches instead of 4!?

Postby pickaguitar » Jan 07 2015, 5:48pm

I thought 33's will only fit on a 6 inch lift - 2014 Chevy?
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Re: Pros and Cons of Lifting 6 inches instead of 4!?

Postby Pattyboy5 [OP] » Jan 07 2015, 5:53pm

Nah you should almost always be able to get 35's on a 6 inch lift no matter what brand lift or truck. I'm sure there are some exceptions
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Re: Pros and Cons of Lifting 6 inches instead of 4!?

Postby djentlemanjoe » Jan 07 2015, 6:08pm

pickaguitar wrote:I thought 33's will only fit on a 6 inch lift - 2014 Chevy?


You can clear 35s with a 6" on a 2014 but some trimming will probably have to be done. the Square wheel wells really makes it hard to fit larger tires because you'll rub on the bumper and fender. A 12" will only clear about 38's when a 12" on a 2003 can clear 40's. No matter what you need to make some cutting on the bumper with any 6" but a little more on the 14s I'm sure.
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Re: Pros and Cons of Lifting 6 inches instead of 4!?

Postby aceassassin13 » Jan 07 2015, 6:23pm

This is good info. Im also in market for a 5 or 6" lift. While I currently have 33s im thinking ill just get a more aggressive looking tire and maybe 12.50 width with it and will look good. I get around great now and still get good mpgs so not sure I want to do 35s and put more added strain.
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Re: Pros and Cons of Lifting 6 inches instead of 4!?

Postby djentlemanjoe » Jan 07 2015, 6:40pm

aceassassin13 wrote:This is good info. Im also in market for a 5 or 6" lift. While I currently have 33s im thinking ill just get a more aggressive looking tire and maybe 12.50 width with it and will look good. I get around great now and still get good mpgs so not sure I want to do 35s and put more added strain.


Rough country is the cheapest but not a lot of people on here have nice things to say about them. I've had no issues with my RC kit and I beat on my truck pretty bad sometimes. Most trucks are fine with 35s especially if they don't take them in the mud. I think your truck would look perfect with a 6" to be honest I would definitely do it if I where you. That extra width to the tire though may also make you rub in places, especially with those square wheel wells.
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Re: Pros and Cons of Lifting 6 inches instead of 4!?

Postby aceassassin13 » Jan 07 2015, 8:24pm

I dont rub now so I cant imagine with 4" more lift id rub with only 1.6" wider tire. Plus ive got 3.08 gears in this truck (I know it sucks). But I do alot of hwy driving. So I like my 22mpgs. :)
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Re: Pros and Cons of Lifting 6 inches instead of 4!?

Postby Pattyboy5 [OP] » Jan 07 2015, 9:49pm

Wow I've been replying to this thread and I didn't even realize I was the one that started it. I posted it over a year ago lol
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