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4.5" or 6" Lift

I've decided to lift my 09, just can't decide on an Icon 4.5" or a 6" as yet to be determined brand. I'm thinking 37" Kumho Muds with the 4.5", or 38" Kumho's with the 6". Help me decide.

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I would go with a 6'' and 37's cause thats what I have. The 37 x 13.5 Toyos I am running rub a little when I turn sharp fast. I've learned to live with it. I love my TOYO MTs and you should consider them. They are very quite and are an awesome all around tire. IMO.


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Baldguy, what brand of lift do you have on your truck?

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I would say go with the 4.5" Icon with 37's. i think that would be the perfecr look. i wish i had a few extra dollars to put the 4.5" on my truck.

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Trailmaster 6'' with Pro Comp 5.5'' rear blocks.

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4.5 Icon IMO

I may just be partial, but I would go with the 4.5 Icon. It rides great and its a very well built system. It's not super high, but it definitely makes a good statement. I chose to put 35's on 20" wheels. I just thought the 37's looked a little bulky on it. Whenever the 35's wear out, I believe I will put in a tei spacer and bump the back block up to 6". Thats another cool thing I like about the Icon. It's easy to upgrade it. I've posted some pics also. Hope this helps.




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Go with Carli's 4.5" Suspension lift

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Given your two options, I'd go with 6" 38's. Icon for sure, or Carli if you can afford it. I think that makes a good combo. I also like the 4.5" 37's, but I think the lift needs a little more meat than 37's. 6" 38's is a good compromise. And not many have tires over 37's. Most have 37's or below.

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I may just be partial, but I would go with the 4.5 Icon. It rides great and its a very well built system. It's not super high, but it definitely makes a good statement. I chose to put 35's on 20" wheels. I just thought the 37's looked a little bulky on it. Whenever the 35's wear out, I believe I will put in a tei spacer and bump the back block up to 6". Thats another cool thing I like about the Icon. It's easy to upgrade it. I've posted some pics also. Hope this helps.
x2. When my 35's wear out I might go to 37's too. I love the ride of the of the Icon and it easily upgrageable.

If you got the money I think Carli would be a great choice as well.

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