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which would you recommed? I am still thinking of a lift but there are so many options and choices.
 

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What do you want to do with your truck? How hardcore are you going to use it? How tall do you want/need?
 

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Jason,

Im sorry to say that like most trucks on the road it will be at least half for looks. I dont get a chance to wheel that often but when I do I want to be able to handle almost anything.

I am looking at either a 3 inch with 35 MT or maybe a 5 inch with some type of 36 or larger swampers.

I do not want it to bounce down the road like a basket ball but something firm would be ok.

The Off Road package that is on there now rides suprising smooth.

thanks.
 

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I would do the 5" Skyjacker. My buddy jsut installed his Class I kit (standard arms) and without the swaybar, it was awesome on this one trail. (Its the same truck that we had the problems with that was posted to Fritz' board, parts packaging issue, not a performance/end result issue)

I am not positive how it will fit with the Offroad package, but as far as I know, the end result would be the same as on a non-Offroad since the coils and such are replaced, so the factory "lift" is gone.

I personally don't like the Superlift shock tower replacement (simply installs a cap on the upper coil mount and requires minor welding I believe). Also, the caps would require you to use shorter shocks, and even if the actual travel is the same between the Skyjacker and Superlift,the Skyjacker setup uses longer shocks and thus more fluid and thus less heat and foaming. However, the Superlift kit does convert over to radius arms instead of a control arm setup. It uses a single "V" mounted to the lowr control arm bracket at the frame.

I wish I had saved for a 5" kit. At the time the 3" was plenty but as time went on, I realized what these trucks are capable of and the 3" doesn't cut it anymore. WhenI can afford it (well into the future unles Skyjacker would like to sponsor the site <IMG SRC="/board/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif"> Skyjacker...hello, anyone, hint hint)

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Thanks Jason,

I was thinking of the Skyjacker 5 inch class II single flex. I orignally thought about the double flex but heard a something bad about them from someone at 4wheel parts.

Something about a death shake every once in awhile for no reason that wouldnt go away till you came to a full stop.

My issue is that with a 5 inch lift I would want more than 35's which also means that I will also be looking at some 4.56 gears.

Are the 4.56's the most you can do in the Dana 44 and the Chrysler rear?

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Bill
 

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Reading here that Alan's truck is NOT a flex series, but a standard series Skyjacker lift, I'd say that for general trail-use, it's flexy enough. Amazing how much it was flexing two weekends ago...

Witha 5" lift, you should be able to clear 35s without problem. I'm running 315/75s on my truck (34.5") with a 3" lift, and the new BFG 35" Mud Terrains are supposedly the same size. With a 5" lift, you won't have rubbing, and will have TONS of room for flex. With 35" SSRs, be prepared for fender-damage in teh rear, as jason with his 3" suspension, and 3" body lift can attest to...

I'd stick with 5" and 35s with 4.10 gears for street use, 4.56 if you want it to be faster off the line. But with 4.10s and 35s, you're looking at being around 3.75 with teh stock size tires, and with 4.56s and 35, similar to 4.18 and stock tires.
 

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so far i like my skyjacker! not a bad ride at all!
 

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You guys brought back to life a thread that was dead almost 6 months ago.. I don't even have the same truck anymore and already have a Skyjacker lift on the new one.

Bill
 
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