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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-22-2009, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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Time for a climb

Ok now that i ready not sure what rides the best - Looking to put on a 4" r 6" lift on - I do a lot of off road work I work on services rigs and looking to smooth the ride - Looking for input, also like running the big tunes so what you all using for lifts, track blocks r bars ect.. all info will be helpfull.


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I would say go with an ICON, they have some great setups. I'm pretty sure someone will chime in with a little more help

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I run all pro-comp, lift and bars but the shocks could be better. I have the MX-6 shocks but will be upgrading to bilstein 7100 soon.

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I love my ICON 4.5. Rides great, granted I'm coming from a stock dually. Dual stabilizers are really nice, I just need to find axactly what I'm doing for traction bars. Sprman has the hook up on some traction blocks/bars but they are a bit more expensive than the weld on type. I have been thinking about farmboyfabs stage 2's

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I have the Rize 6" lift good lift if I was to do over would have gone with the ICON 4.5 for sure. IMO Rize or ICON is the only way to go. 6 or 4.5". You can do 35 or 37 with either lift and the truck will look good.
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get a pro comp. good price. tough. and rize is no better.

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I had a donahoe 4.5 on my '05 and I loved it. I had the 2" king resi;s and my ride could not be beat. 37's on 17" wheels and I couldnt hardly feel a cattle guard @ 50mph.

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I am running a 6" Skyjacker with Nitro 8000 shocks. Rides better than stock with 37" Toyo's. A little advice....no matter what lift you decide on....I would definitely put a stabilizer on it. The difference between w/ and w/ out is amazing.
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The two lifts I've been looking at getting are the Icon and the Carli, both would be coil-over, however, Icon has dual rate springs and the carli suspension have progressive leafs for the rear. I currently have Icons 2.5" leveling kit and can say thier springs ride MUCH better than stock.

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I have a 6" fab-tech with 4 link up front. Dual remote shocks and dual strearing stabilizers. The lift is great. SUPER heavy duty. But the shocks are junk. I will br upgrading bushings and shocks this fall.

Just like you Showgun. Rig work and lots of off hiway driving.

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