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rough ride with a 6 inch lift

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MEGALADON, Feb 4, 2005.

  1. MEGALADON

    MEGALADON 1/2 ton status

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    is it true I will get a rough ride if I add a 6 inch lift to my 82 pickup.
    or is it only when you add blocks. this truck will be a daily driver.
    thanks
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    first off what size tires do you want.
     
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    Depends on what brand of springs you buy. They all have a different flex rating. For example Rancho is alot stiffer then BDS.
     
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    33/12 is that correct, or are they just called 33's.

    nothing real big, its a daily driver. thanks
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    3" body will do it for you, or 4" suspension will do 35" all day with minor fender rub in corners.
     
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    won't need 6" of lift with 33s.
     
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    do you know what company products have a smooth ride
    on there lift's. Ranchero claims they have a smooth hwy ride.
    springs up front and blocks in the back.
     
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    And i can still have a 10 or 12 inch rim?
     
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    if you want smooth ride and do 4" kit go with just springs and ubolts with arm for frt. and do flip kit in rear. and there is a thread on this now in here with pics. will make it ride sweet and smoooth......
     
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    BDS and Tough country deliver the best rides out of all the springs, that seems to be the censensus around here. The blocks will keep the stock ride in the back, which is probably best. I have never ridden on the two spring brands I just mentioned but I bet they will ride about the same as the stock springs, maybe just a tad stiffer.

    6" of lift on 33's will look good, don't worry about it. I ran 33's for a long time with a 6" kit and it looked great.
     
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    33" on 10" wide best for you.
     
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    if you buy a ck5 member ship you get discounts from are vendors in the vendor area. and thay sell all this stuff and more. the $25 dollers is recoped asap from the 1 or 2 order.
     
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    Personally I went with 6" springs front, and ORD 4" Shackle flip rear + 3" springs. (I like the rear level or slightly higher).
    In my honest opinion, Tuff Country or BDS is the way too go.
     
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    You definitely do not want a 12 in wide wheel. 10 inch would be pretty good, but you could probably use an 8 inch if you had to.
     
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    The best riding springs are BDS and Tuff Country. That being said the best way to make your truck ride better is to get a better shackle angle. Do a search on shackle angle and you will find lots of info on it. A good spring with a good shackle angle will ride very nice.

    Harley
     
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    youl be fine i had 35z with a reallly worn in 4in lift.
     
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    exactly, a 33 on a ten inch wheel will look a little wide and short. IMHO:)
     
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    Also, the taller the lift spring is the stiffer it will ride. 6" springs will be stiffer then 4" springs. If you have a pickup a shackle flip might not be for you. They are not recommend it you tow anything of decent weight.

    Harley
     
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    do you have a web for both these sites. :thumb:
     
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    ORD for both the shackle flip, and Tuff Country springs. Don't know the URL for BDS, but I'm sure you can find it by doing a search on Google.
     

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