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Old December 23rd, 2009, 08:22 PM   #1
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im ordering a 6" lift tomorrow morning and want to know what one is the best for my money. i think im going with rough country for 1500 bucks shipped to my front door.
Edit: 6.5" BDS high Clarence lift with 35" Cooper ST's on Soft 8's. quoted for $3400 shipped. wow i never thought it was that expensive and i guess this is supposedly a deal.

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Old December 23rd, 2009, 08:29 PM   #2
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High class=BDS all the way. Lower budget= rough country. Have fun with the Ignorant Front Suspension.
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High class=BDS all the way. Lower budget= rough country. Have fun with the Ignorant Front Suspension.
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Old December 23rd, 2009, 08:36 PM   #4
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I would use wood blocks.
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Old December 23rd, 2009, 08:40 PM   #5
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you are going to need a torch and about 10 gallons of p.b blaster!!good luck!and one big ass hammer

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you are going to need a torch and about 10 gallons of p.b blaster!!good luck!
The last chevy lift I did we just pulled the LCA's and rear torsion bar mount in one piece and not have to F with getting the springs out of holes. Doing this requires 2 people and dropping the trans x-member as well but will same hours of frustration when the torsion springs won't come free at either end. Just make sure you release the tension on the keys before you pull anything else apart.
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bds kit is 2200 bucks. i would consider it, tell me why its better? i got a 01 chevy ext cab 4wd btw.
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The last chevy lift I did we just pulled the LCA's and rear torsion bar mount in one piece and not have to F with getting the springs out of holes. Doing this requires 2 people and dropping the trans x-member as well but will same hours of frustration when the torsion springs won't come free at either end. Just make sure you release the tension on the keys before you pull anything else apart.
definitely the way to go!!
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They have a no hastle warranty and you will have no worries when it comes to craftsmanship. Remember its like anything else, you get what you pay for, unless you buy skyjacker. They are the Nike of lift kits and I wouldn't pay to support their trophy trucks.
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bds kit is 2200 bucks. i would consider it, tell me why its better? i got a 01 chevy ext cab 4wd btw.
b.d.s is a life time warranty on all parts no questions asked.You get what you pay for if your truck is going to be a mall crawler rough country would work,if your going to wheel it hard your going to have issues.
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They have a no hastle warranty and you will have no worries when it comes to craftsmanship. Remember its like anything else, you get what you pay for, unless you buy skyjacker. They are the Nike of lift kits and I wouldn't pay to support their trophy trucks.
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Old December 23rd, 2009, 08:57 PM   #12
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so should i order it tomorrow morning or is there any other brand i should consider.
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The last chevy lift I did we just pulled the LCA's and rear torsion bar mount in one piece and not have to F with getting the springs out of holes. Doing this requires 2 people and dropping the trans x-member as well but will same hours of frustration when the torsion springs won't come free at either end. Just make sure you release the tension on the keys before you pull anything else apart.
Huh. Where were you when I spent 30hrs. heating and beating the last one I did. The T-bar member just slid out or were you able to wiggle it down?
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Huh. Where were you when I spent 30hrs. heating and beating the last one I did. The T-bar member just slid out or were you able to wiggle it down?
If you get the trans x-member out of the way and jack the tranny and t-case as high as you can get them, you will have enough room to slide the t-bar member forward and weasel it out from between the frame rails.

I had to resort to this about a year ago when lifting my friends 98 1500. I didn't have torches available and after 2-3 hours of beating the hell out of stuff and trying to get it to break free I decided to get creative and try pulling the whole mess out in one piece. Worked great and even sped up the re-assembly too.
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so should i order it tomorrow morning or is there any other brand i should consider.
i run a tough country on my chevy.The kit uses a one piece front sub frame which imo is stronger then some of the other kits out there.I have no complaints with mine yet.It's a little more money then the rough country,but I belive it's designed stronger
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so should i order it tomorrow morning or is there any other brand i should consider.
Imo you should just straight axle it. Alot more money but if your hard core into wheeling its alot more beneficial. When you compare the 2 times it could work out to being the same(sas to Ifs lift). That is if you go with a leaf sprung front. Am I confusing you yet?
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Old December 23rd, 2009, 09:24 PM   #18
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the only wheeling my 8,000 dollar Chevy will be doing is my 250 yard dirt driveway. i want good ride quality and be able to ride on the expressway at 80 as smooth as possible. Heres a picture of the truck!

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so if your going to only lift your truck for looks the cheap rough country lift should do just fine on dirt roads.
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Old December 23rd, 2009, 09:28 PM   #20
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So are you gonna upgrade the gears as well?? I have a 4" ROUGH COUNTRY on my 77" blazer and it rides good.
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