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Old December 25th, 2009, 05:42 PM   #41
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sounds like you need to learn a thing or 2 about trucks. looking cool and being functional are 2 totally different things. why the hell do you wanna lift a truck without the purpose of being able to offroad it better? you spend 8 or 9 grand on a truck big deal. i spent 18,000 on my 06 and i wouldn't waste the money on lifting it because i don't go wheeling with it. i have a dedicated truck for that. impressing your friends or whoever isn't worth wasting alot of money on a truck your not gonna wheel. and the 5.3s are great engines but you will have to beat the shit out of it(if you don't do that already) to get it moving with more weight and rolling resistance of bigger tires.
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Old December 25th, 2009, 06:35 PM   #42
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i dont beat the shit out of it. i dont need to learn anything because the lift is professionally installed and everything i need was put on an estimate, im paying it and dropping the truck off. i will not beat the shit out of this because i will not be able to afford fixing stupid shit from wheeling. i will drive it and baby it and polish it every weekend. Woodward is looking good this year. its getting harder and harder to listen to peoples opinions, no one will say "hey cool you spent 2200 on a good BDS lift its gonna look great" instead everyone has to say you need to learn about trucks, this is stupid, you have to wheel it or else its a waste. i know i asked for your opinions but god dam. and spending 9 grand on a truck is a huge deal when your still in high school and your income is 100 a week. ive spent hours for the last 4 years with sweat dripping down my face working for this truck and im sorry if i dont wanna go flying through trails denting and scratching it up.

sorry for this rant, im not in a good mood.

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Old December 25th, 2009, 06:50 PM   #43
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Old December 25th, 2009, 06:53 PM   #44
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lol i know how it is on here just its my truck and money and seems like people are telling me im ignorant because i don't want to beat my truck up. again sorry for the rant, rants don't get you anywhere around here and usually just piss people off.
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Old December 25th, 2009, 07:50 PM   #45
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lol i know how it is on here just its my truck and money and seems like people are telling me im ignorant because i don't want to beat my truck up. again sorry for the rant, rants don't get you anywhere around here and usually just piss people off.
I apologise for how this is going to come out but you have done a good job making a pretty ignorand rapor for yourself. People are trying to give you advice, if you're so pressed for money and it took so much for you to get 9 grand for your truck maybe you should spend your 3300 elswere. Because you obviously don't need a big lift kit on a dd why?
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Old December 25th, 2009, 08:16 PM   #46
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So what your saying that your a punk ass high school kid that got a truck given to him and now you wanna short cut everything to make it look cool!!! How do you afford a truck like this when your only making $100 a week? If you look @ all the posts on here there trying to help you out. 99% of the people posting have built or are in the process of building vehicles!!
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So what your saying that your a punk ass high school kid that got a truck given to him and now you wanna short cut everything to make it look cool!!! How do you afford a truck like this when your only making $100 a week? If you look @ all the posts on here there trying to help you out. 99% of the people posting have built or are in the process of building vehicles!!
nothing has been given to me in life. Ive worked hard and harder than most. i can afford this lift and to live comfortable paying my own bills and i can afford anything that freakishly breaks on the truck due to the lift, however i cant afford to wheel and break things daily. tell me whats wrong with my build? i bought this truck, i pay my phone bill, half of the full coverage insurance and to do anything like take my girlfriend out or fast food. i think im pretty independent for my age and how teens are now a days. most of my friends drive there brand new impalas to school, txt on there phone momma pays for and go home after school to do nothing but hang out with friends or whatever.

I on the other hand go to work immediately after school 3-9 four days a week at 7.40 an hour and maintain my 3.6 GPA paying 90% of my bills and staying out of trouble. i paid every penny of this truck and want it to look "cooler"

if you don't like how im building this truck tell me how i should? i want your opinion, thats why i made the thread! i made it to hear "o no dont go with bds go with sky jacker or whatever..." i didnt make it to hear about why im a bitch because i dont want to wheel this

WHAT AM I SHORT CUTTING???

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Old December 25th, 2009, 08:33 PM   #48
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you don't need to lift a DD. that is the point we are trying to make. trying to keep you from spending a ton of money that is only gonna make your truck get far worse fuel mileage, cause more wear and tear on your front end components which will cost you even more money in the future, and since you won't be wheeling a nice truck which i do applaud you for. you have to ask yourself. why am i gonna spend all that money on something i'm not going to use? take that 3000 and go buy a cheap jeep lift it and wheel it. that will be fun, and have a purpose.
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Old December 25th, 2009, 08:36 PM   #49
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you don't need to lift a DD. that is the point we are trying to make. trying to keep you from spending a ton of money that is only gonna make your truck get far worse fuel mileage, cause more wear and tear on your front end components which will cost you even more money in the future, and since you won't be wheeling a nice truck which i do applaud you for. you have to ask yourself. why am i gonna spend all that money on something i'm not going to use? take that 3000 and go buy a cheap jeep lift it and wheel it. that will be fun, and have a purpose.
THANK YOU! i respect your response. That's the advice i can accept respectively. I'm trying to handle this maturely as you guys are experienced and im trying to learn from you. I'd really like my truck to look better, maybe i should save the cash and just get a leveling kit and continue with all the jeeps? ive owned 4 xj's and a tj in the past 5 months pretty pathetic. i keep buying and selling but my luck is going to run out soon on that.
started like this- 94 jeep Cherokee for 900, i put tires and rims on it and sold it for 1900
96 jeep Cheorkee for 1750 then i sold it 2 days later for 2200
97 jeep Cheorkee i bought for 2885 then traded for a 98 tj with engine problems i sold recently to a dealership for 4000. those are the jeeps ive owned. man i miss the red one. it was a 5 speed manual to.

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Old December 25th, 2009, 08:36 PM   #50
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good luck with the truck, im just gunna say, i would suggest gears in the near future, it will be easier on the trans in the truck.
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Old December 25th, 2009, 08:43 PM   #51
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good luck with the truck, im just gunna say, i would suggest gears in the near future, it will be easier on the trans in the truck.
yes if the chart is correct i should run 4.56's instead of the 3.73s i have. idk why the shop is telling me its not necessary and 80% of people that get what im getting don't. if i go through with the lift i will deff get it re-geared.
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Old December 25th, 2009, 08:51 PM   #52
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the 2000 i lifted had 36's on it and we put 4.88's in it and the 2003 put 35's and 4.56's
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Old December 25th, 2009, 08:55 PM   #53
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yeah if i lift it 6.5" i will run 35's. 4.56s are appropriate with that i believe. anyone have a recommendation on where to get gearing done?
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Old December 25th, 2009, 09:04 PM   #54
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Most of the trucks I lift end up as mall crawlers. The Chevy's/GMC's I put the 6 1/2" on and 35's aren't that much of a pig. The good first gear in the trans is a plus. To keep the powerband in the same range, you can re-gear but you can wait till after the lift is done and drive it a bit and see if a re-gear is necessary.

That's my experience. I usually lift one of these once a week on average.
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Old December 25th, 2009, 09:07 PM   #55
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Most of the trucks I lift end up as mall crawlers. The Chevy's/GMC's I put the 6 1/2" on and 35's aren't that much of a pig. The good first gear in the trans is a plus. To keep the powerband in the same range, you can re-gear but you can wait till after the lift is done and drive it a bit and see if a re-gear is necessary.

That's my experience. I usually lift one of these once a week on average.
that was the original plan but everyone on here is insisting that waiting on re gearing and testing the waters first isn't even an option. do you have any pictures of what ill be looking like with that set up?
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that was the original plan but everyone on here is insisting that waiting on re gearing and testing the waters first isn't even an option. do you have any pictures of what ill be looking like with that set up?
No pictures handy, the boss has those on his comp at work.

None of the trucks I've lifted had been re-geared after the lift. IMO their a fuzz more sluggish because of the bigger tires but I don't think changing gears is really needed unless you plan on towing and even then some of the 3/4 tons get a trailer on the back fairly often. And plan on your mileage dropping a little bit. You're putting bigger tires on it and lifting the truck higher in the breeze.

Here is one pic I found on the shops site. I can't remember specifics, but it does have a 6 1/2 high clearance kit on it.
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cool i think my truck in the avatar would look nice. i would guess those are 35s so that's exactly what id be looking like. i have some thinking to do. its either this lift or just getting a leveling kit and buying a lifted jeep
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Sorry if i sounded like it was a must do right away. I just meant that you might want to start saving once you lift it to put gears in it. you can get away with it sure. but they are totally different when you put gears in them and the trans will be much happier especially if it doesnt have to keep coming out of over drive in hills or with any kinda weight in it
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Sorry if i sounded like it was a must do right away. I just meant that you might want to start saving once you lift it to put gears in it. you can get away with it sure. but they are totally different when you put gears in them and the trans will be much happier especially if it doesnt have to keep coming out of over drive in hills or with any kinda weight in it
thanks for clearing that up. i agree with ya to. im going to think this over..
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