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Option 1 or 2. Please Help

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by babyburb, Feb 1, 2007.

  1. babyburb

    babyburb 1/2 ton status

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    Narrowed it down to this.
    1. Complete kit from Suspension Connection
    Front/rear 6" Springs
    Steering Arm
    Ubolts
    trans case drop kit
    sway bar drop kit
    brakeline ext kit
    4 shocks
    steering stabilizer
    $991.65 shipped

    2. Pieced together from ORD
    Steering Box brace
    4" shackle flip
    4" HD front springs
    Zero rates front and back
    New rear ubolt for zero rates
    $672 before shipping

    CK5 Member
    steering arm and brake lines
    $100 shipped

    4wheelparts
    Pro comp Gas 9000's and steering stabilizer
    $149 before shipping

    $821 + shipping
    +$100

    Option 2 has the steering brace kit.

    #1 is 6"
    #2 is 5"

    with 2 I can move axle with the zero rates

    This is my first lift so I am still unsure. Please advise!
     
  2. blazd88

    blazd88 1/2 ton status

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    #2 Without a doubt a much better lift.
    -Harrison
     
  4. 1977k5

    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    #2 no question
     
  5. ryoken

    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    ^^^ what he said ^^^
     
  6. AZ79K5Project

    AZ79K5Project 1/2 ton status

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    Number 2.

    The stock U-Bolts don't have enough thread for the zero rates?
     
  7. sandawgk5

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    #2 Way better flex with that setup over #1.

    Ira
     
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    number 2 def.
     
  9. bigblazer87

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    Numero dos!
     
  10. Leper

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    2 Baby!!!
    You may not want to drop the tcase, and just disconnect the swaybar and see how it drives. I bought the quick discos and a week later removed the swaybar completely.
    FYI Drop the tank before you do the shackle flip, it will save you time in the long run.
    You may be able to get a little discount from ORD because you are a CK5 member.
     
  11. AZ79K5Project

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    x2 - disconnected the sway bar as a test - removed it the following week.
     
  12. Chrisblazzer89

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    #2 all the way I wish I had done that instead of buying a truck with a lift and stiff AZZ springs!!
     
  13. babyburb

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    So, by unanumous decision the following kit will be purchased

    Drum roll please......


    \ /

    ...#2

    Thanks for the help guys. Now I am a little more at ease that I will choose the right one.

    My apoligizes for the whole drum roll thing. I am a little bored.
     
  14. Chrisblazzer89

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    Dont worri but to make up for the drum roll you now need to start a build thread!! :D
     
  15. chalet2506

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    Are your rear springs still in good shape? I'm trying to make the same kind of decision, but my problem with the schackle flip is that I'd still need to spend the money on new rear springs - mine are shot. I've been thinking I'd better off just getting a suspension lift with all new ones in it.
     
  16. ryoken

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    I'll be in same boat.. that being said, i'll definitely go the extra 175 for a flip too.. the ride, flex difference will be well worth it imo over a spring lift...
     
  17. babyburb

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    The rear springs looks in good shape. What should I be looking for if they weren't?
     
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