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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-16-2006, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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Lift For the 04

Ive been looking around and reading all the threads on lifts. But they all seem to be on 2005 +, so.....i was looking to fit 35 to 37 under my truck (sig). Ive heard a lot of good things about donahoe racing. But dont understand the difference between the 4.5" hanger system and the 4" spring system beside the extra 0.5" of lift. Does the hanger system let you add to it if you get sick of only 4.5" ? Any help would be great.and if any one has some pics of supercab short beds lifted lets see them cause the only ones you seem to see on here are the crew cabs. Sry for long post just dont wanna spend my $$$$ on something not quality. Thanks Guys:Thumbup:

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-16-2006, 11:47 AM
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I have a fabtech hanger lift and am very pleased w/ it. It is very high quality, and you will be able to fit 35s on your truck w/ it.

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I also run the Fabtech hanger on my truck. In my opinion all the hangers are the same. The spring is where it is at. My understanding is the hanger allows you to run a lower spring wich in turn allows for a softer ride. For example I believe a 4" spring combined with a 4" hanger (total 8") rides nicer then a full 8" Spring. JMO
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I would give Marty at Trucktoyz a call or shoot an email to DCSpecial. They know what they are tlaking about and could help you with the DR kits. I know that as soon as I save some more money I will be contacting them.

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The 4.5" hanger kit uses your stock leaf springs in the front. The 4" kit gives you new deaver leafs for the front.

The size tires you are talking about require different amounts of lift. To clear the 37's you would need 6"-7" of lift. To clear 35's you can get by w/ 4"-5". These recomendations are for nothing to extreme offroad. If you wanted the flew w/out rubbing you would need 6" for 35's or be willing to cut the fenders a little. Let me know if I can help we have lifted lots of these things.


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The hanger/shackle kits lower the eyes of the spring further from the frame. Depending on the amount of lift and the desired ride firmness, it is one option to move the axle away from the frame. The 4.5" Donahoe Hanger Kit allows the use of stock springs (or lift springs in conjunction to achieve even greater lift). 4" - 4.5" lift allows the use of 35x13 tires when mounted on approx 10" wide rims. To use 37s, 6" lift is suggested. In order to to get my 6" lift, I added extra leafs to my stock springs to net 3", and I coupled that with the DR 3" Hangers and Shackles. I only run 35x13 on 18x9.5 rims, but I could easily fit 37s. I run 35s because I do like to venture on rougher terrain and I don't want any rub at any flex.

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