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Old January 3rd, 2010, 12:50 PM   #1
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Im sure theirs a ton of threads on this, but im new here :) So ive got a 2006 extended cab 1500 from my father, its 4wd and will be a daily driver truck most likely. It will just be to take me to school and around town. No 1500 mile trips for it. What would you guys recomend doing to it suspension/tire wise? I think im going to end up running Nitto Mud Grapplers, or a Set of Tsl's. Maybe a 6" suspension lift and a 3" body? Thanks for the help.
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 06:29 PM   #2
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are you gonna wheel it? if not don't bother lifting it. besides that truck is way to new to go fucking up with a lift and tires so you can wheel it.
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 06:36 PM   #3
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6" and 3" body lift will be way to big. Just get some 33" mud terrains on it and nice rims and it will look nice.
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 06:37 PM   #4
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also if thats what you want to do better hope you got come cash because i spent 3800 on a 6" lift and 35s with rims on my 01 silverado
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 07:45 PM   #5
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if you do end up going with a lift, i believe bds has the system that doesnt rewquire you to cut the frame.

on a side note, i would not do this to a dd. especially as radical as mud grapplers or tsl's. buy a toy truck and put a huge lift on that.
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 07:47 PM   #6
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Don't do a body lift.
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Old January 4th, 2010, 11:47 PM   #7
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i have heard nothing but good things about superlifts new F.I.T kit
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Of course looks are a consern, but Yes the truck will be going wheeling ALOT. Anyone played with a Bulletproof lift? If possible I would love to throw a set of 38's on it....
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Old January 5th, 2010, 10:37 AM   #9
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Of course looks are a consern, but Yes the truck will be going wheeling ALOT. Anyone played with a Bulletproof lift? If possible I would love to throw a set of 38's on it....
Ive here nothing but bad things about the bullproof kits. for a NBS id go with one of superlifts kits.
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Old January 5th, 2010, 10:44 AM   #10
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Of course looks are a consern, but Yes the truck will be going wheeling ALOT. Anyone played with a Bulletproof lift? If possible I would love to throw a set of 38's on it....
38's will eat halfshafts all day long.You should run nothing larger then 35's on a ifs set up.
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Old January 5th, 2010, 02:54 PM   #11
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Alright. Well anyone In Mi want to offer me some pricing for a Stright Axle conversion? This trucks already got 160000 miles on it and some dings here and there.... I guess the FIT superlift kit it is.... As for tires anyone got any suggestions? A buddy of mine just threw a set of Dick Cepek Crushers on and their pretty sweet.... Irok's? Tsl's? And anything else I should upgrade while if got parts of it apart?
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Old January 6th, 2010, 02:49 PM   #12
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I wouldnt go superlift, but thats just me. Even if your wheeling quite a bit, its still your dd. With tires like you want your gonna be replacing em pretty soon. If I was you id go with a more mild STT or MTZ
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Old January 7th, 2010, 12:44 AM   #13
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so are you just bursting with cash or what? just go with a leveling lift up front and add-a-leafs in the rear with 33s and some nice rims, get the dings fixed and enjoy the ride
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Exactly that. Ive got 5k to spend and its burning a hole in my pocket. I could care less if the tires last 20 thousand miles, but I need a rig thats a capable trail rig that I dont have to worry about reliability. Any more ideas?
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Old January 7th, 2010, 07:04 AM   #15
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I have SSRs on my cherokee and they have been wearing great. Everybody I have talked too that has had them has said the same thing. I got mine used with 500 miles and saved like $500 off new price. Still have tons of tread after 2 years of daily driving.
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Old January 14th, 2010, 02:21 PM   #16
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Exactly that. Ive got 5k to spend and its burning a hole in my pocket. I could care less if the tires last 20 thousand miles, but I need a rig thats a capable trail rig that I dont have to worry about reliability. Any more ideas?
you wont get much, i got a 6.5" BDS lift and 35s with rims for 4600. Good luck with that high dollar shit you think your getting.
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Old January 14th, 2010, 02:54 PM   #17
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Spend $4000 on a jeep that is already lifted and $1000 on a trailer to tow it on. That truck won't be a good trail rig/dd.
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Spend $4000 on a jeep that is already lifted and $1000 on a trailer to tow it on. That truck won't be a good trail rig/dd.
x2 about the only thing my truck is decent for is dunes (good sidewalls BFG KM2s) and mud if i feel like fucking it up. As for a dd mine is ok but i don't like parking the big sob and don't like going faster than 65-70
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lifts are expensive and your just goin screw stuff up in the mud will wreck a daily driver i know i did that to mine
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Old February 14th, 2010, 01:30 PM   #20
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dont forget to add in the cost of re-gearing it. i found that 4.56's work the best with 35's on this style truck. ive had 3.23, 3.73, 4.10, 4.56 and 4.88 gears 2002. the 4.88s worked great for off road only but were too far over geared and killed gas milage if you drive over 50 mph at all.
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