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Old February 16th, 2010, 07:02 PM   #1
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Default 2005 dakota lift advice

I am deciding to keep my truck and try to make it more enjoyable.

I have been loooking at ways to lift it, for the new body style its still very slim on ways of lifting it.

I do not want a body lift at this time so i am thinking about a 3" leveling kit in the front and blocks in the rear to compensate.

Any reasons not too, or comments would help with my decision

I am looking at this right now: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/SUSPE...#ht_2155wt_958
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look into some aftermarket control arms.. when you do a lift like that weather it be coil spacers torsion keys etc.. on an IFS you rearrange the suspension Geometry and put the ball joints into some odd angles that will cause them to prematurely wear.. some trucks have aftermarket control arms availible to compensate for this and Re-allign the ball joint angles and keep the alignment happy as well

other than that. spacer kits like that are a cheap to quickly gain lift.
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dakotausa.com If it can be done these guys will know. unfortunetly your choices are and always will be slim for these trucks. The aftermarket just isnt there for some reasons and quite a bit of the stuff you can buy isnt exactly what you would call high quality. If you want to stay cheap and just change the stance of your ride a body lift really is the way to go. They dont look bad on these trucks especially if you get the gap guards. After market control arms would be nice but are very expensive as well. I build an ex's gen 3 with a total of about 6 inches using a 3 inch body lift. Used the add a leafs for a 2wd fabtec lift for the rear and cranked the t bars a bit and it worked out great!

So you may have to geta lil creative to get what you want but check those forums and see what they have to say. Havent been on there much lately
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