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What should I do - Lift kit upgrade

as of now I am running the Pro Comp 6" stage one. It really isn't terrible but not very exciting either.

As of right now I need at least some sort of traction bar and steering stabilizer but I would like to go a little bit higher also, 1-2" and add a little rake to the truck

So I can either buy a completely new kit or put a 1-2 spacer on top of the front spring and new arched springs in the rear with the traction bars. but If I did that I would need shocks, pitman arm and maybe even radius arms?? so it may not be worth doing this way


what are your thoughts? I priced out through Lordco and a new lift will be close to $3000!!!! that seems high.

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dont forget you can sell your old lift when you get thenew one but i havent decided on what u should do yet

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Im realy happy with my Fabtech 4 link. Super heavy and I should never break it. cost $$$ though.

Lets just say not quite stock.
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How does the 4 link work for handling? especially with loads? I need to have something fairly stable for hauling sleds (high center of gravity)

Ebay has a few lifts (Rough County, CST and Skyjacker) and but my guy at Lordco is getting me info on something Fancy from Pro Comp... I think its a 4 link but will be in $4000 +/- OUCH

LIke O2shoot said its probabaly better to buy something and try to sell the one I have.

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7" Donahoe/Icon would be my pick. I have a 6" Rize lift on my truck and I like it but if I was building one or re-doing mine I would 100% do the ICON. IMO

Yeah your lift is worth something. I have never been a fan of Pro Comp stuff but again that is just me.
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My truck has the 6" Procomp lift with an add a leaf in the back, and 1" spring spacer in the front. The truck has just a very slight rake to it and handles great with 37's. Our other truck has an 8" Rize lift which looks awesome, but in use, does not handle weight as well as mine. Some of it is due to my truck having Toyo tires and the 8" lifted truck has 38" Kumho's. The four link handles much differently with a bunch of weight on the truck and not to the good. JMO
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[QUOTE=Hollywood;707440]How does the 4 link work for handling? especially with loads? I need to have something fairly stable for hauling sleds (high center of gravity)QUOTE]

The four link handles well but. If ur concerned about handling with wieght I would get a coil over. Much tighter ride.

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Id get a new kit. Either a 7" Icon or an 8" Rize. Rize look great, And Icon rides pretty nice.

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That is all I do with the truck is pull a big toyhauler 40' about 16-17K. I started with the 8" Rize and went down to 6" Rize kit just to get under the gooseneck trailers easier. The Rize stuff handles weight excellant never had an issue. They are a great kit the only thing I don't like is they use Hemi Joints which can make some noise from time to time. Other than that IMO they are the next best kit to ICON. I just feel Icon/Donahoe have really proven themselves over the years and have the best kit. Again that is just me. Pro Comp I would never touch again because one of their kits actually broke on a previous truck!!
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