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Old April 27th, 2015, 03:11 PM
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What lift is this?

This truck was done by the 4x4 center in VT. What size lift is this and tires? If it is over 33", does it really need new axles? They post all the work they did, but leave out the numbers on everything. Pretty good job though.
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3 inches
Okay, so does 3 inches mean new axles? and is their a kit that fixes drive shaft geometry and steering? And what do you think on those tires?

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Did you contact them?
Yes i did contact them, very nice people but when asked said they do everything custom and I can bring my truck in for a quote.
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Old April 28th, 2015, 08:12 AM
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I think you may be confusing some different parts of the vehicle. What exactly are you looking for?

You should run heavy duty axles and diffs if you're really going to be working the truck off road with 33"+ tires, but it's not mandatory.

Lift has nothing to do with axles.

Anything below 3" really doesn't need that much extra work, especially if it's staying on the road.
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Old April 28th, 2015, 08:31 AM
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FYI. These trucks can throw you a curveball every once in a while re geometry. A 2 inch lift on paper should not require any geo mods but sometimes you can find a truck that needs a DC front shaft to make things run smooth. 15 years ago I had a POE 90 with the same springs that I'm running today on my 97SW. The POE didn't need any mods and never had a single vibration. When I swapped the springs over to my 97 it vibrated from the jump between 30-55mph and needed a front DC to smooth things out. Clay
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Old April 28th, 2015, 08:51 AM
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I think you may be confusing some different parts of the vehicle. What exactly are you looking for?

You should run heavy duty axles and diffs if you're really going to be working the truck off road with 33"+ tires, but it's not mandatory.

Lift has nothing to do with axles.

Anything below 3" really doesn't need that much extra work, especially if it's staying on the road.
Primarily an off road truck, but I would like to be able to make the 4 hour drive to some of my favorite spots and still have a good rideon the ride there. I'm not trying to take the hardest path or rock climb. Just want to be able to get where I want to go, sometimes the path of least resistance is still unpassable in a stock vehicle. 2" is probably fine, was just curious what was done to that truck in particular to see if it is a feasible option.
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The company that built that truck won't tell you what springs and tires are on it? Seems odd.
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Some trucks need more work after a lift, other trucks need nothing.

Just because it looks good, doesn't necessarily mean you like the end result.

Looking at the build of that truck, I'm not sure whose suspension or shock set up they used. I ported over the Rovertym 3 inch from my D1 to my 90 and it rides like a leaf sprung truck
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