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Old 03-14-2012, 08:41 AM   #11 (permalink)
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good looking truck but like 2004 dmax said a 4 inch lift is too much similar to cranking the t-bar IMO . And cranking t-bars cost close to nothing if you don buy green keys... custom shock extender is like 10$ to make... 6 inch lift is the way to go to make a real difference... i just installed my zone 6 inch last week. and i already find it too small. I wish to replace it with a 8 inch or more soon...
I would never think about cranking my t-bars that high to try and make it a 4" lift. Do you know how bad that would ride and your angles would be horrible?? I can't believe that you and 2004 dmax would say that cranking your t-bars that high is basically the samething!! And the only way to make a real difference is to buy a 6" lift, are you serious with this statement? Whats wrong with a 4" lift like the Tuff Country kit?
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:36 PM   #12 (permalink)
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i know you cannot crank to 4 inch. But a lot of people crank like 2.5-3 up front. So a 4 inch with flat angle is only like 1 inch higher than that. Its a lot of $$$$ invested for just 1 inch more... price of 4 inch and 6 inch lift kit is about the same and installation is the same time so i think its more valuable to buy a 6 inch if you reallly want a true lifted look...
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:22 PM   #13 (permalink)
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i know you cannot crank to 4 inch. But a lot of people crank like 2.5-3 up front. So a 4 inch with flat angle is only like 1 inch higher than that. Its a lot of $$$$ invested for just 1 inch more... price of 4 inch and 6 inch lift kit is about the same and installation is the same time so i think its more valuable to buy a 6 inch if you reallly want a true lifted look...
Even it's a 4" lift you get better ball joints angles, cv angles and tie rods angles and not to mention a better ride, that is if you don't go and crank your t-bars like crazy. That 1" more of lift makes alot of difference to me when all of your angles are good and flat, parts seem to not wear out as fast. Look at the pic that TGC post of the front of the truck and you tell me what the angles look like, nice and flat. Your not going to get that from a leveling kit.
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i know you cannot crank to 4 inch. But a lot of people crank like 2.5-3 up front. So a 4 inch with flat angle is only like 1 inch higher than that. Its a lot of $$$$ invested for just 1 inch more... price of 4 inch and 6 inch lift kit is about the same and installation is the same time so i think its more valuable to buy a 6 inch if you reallly want a true lifted look...

So your saying my truck doesn't have a true lifted look... Haha classic!
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I run a 4" TC lift with the bars all the way down on 35/12.5/18's... Couple of my buddies have there bars cranked and aftermarket keys and they sit very close in height.. The differance is the ride quality, 100 X's better angles up front and most importantly I can hook to a sled or launch it at the track without touching my torsion bars or worrying about breaking sh!t in my front end because of horrible CV & Tie rod angles To each there own though
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I run a 4" TC lift with the bars all the way down on 35/12.5/18's... Couple of my buddies have there bars cranked and aftermarket keys and they sit very close in height.. The differance is the ride quality, 100 X's better angles up front and most importantly I can hook to a sled or launch it at the track without touching my torsion bars or worrying about breaking sh!t in my front end because of horrible CV & Tie rod angles To each there own though
Do you have any pics of your truck with the 4" TC lift?
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Truck looks really good and your angles look really nice also. Are you set dead at 4"?
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Truck looks really good and your angles look really nice also. Are you set dead at 4"?
Yes I keep it all the way down at 4" I could crank the bars and get almost 6" out of it but that would defeat the purpose, IMO.. The picture is not the best example because if you look you will see the blk smoke from my stack and my front end is sitting a couple inches higher then normal since I was pulling a dead sled at the time.. IIRC the 6" T.C. lift sits at 4 3/4 inches all the way down and you turn your bars up for the additional 1 1/4" = 6" total lift...
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Yes I keep it all the way down at 4" I could crank the bars and get almost 6" out of it but that would defeat the purpose, IMO.. The picture is not the best example because if you look you will see the blk smoke from my stack and my front end is sitting a couple inches higher then normal since I was pulling a dead sled at the time.. IIRC the 6" T.C. lift sits at 4 3/4 inches all the way down and you turn your bars up for the additional 1 1/4" = 6" total lift...
Yea I did notice that. I've been thinking about going with the TC 4" for a little while now, how much rubbing did you have when you first put your 35's on and what's your offset and backspacing of your wheels. Just curious because I really don't want my tires sticking out to much.
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