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View Poll Results: should you lift, lower, or leave a dually at stock height
lift 4" or less 34 64.15%
lift 6" or more 2 3.77%
lower it 4 7.55%
leave it 13 24.53%
Voters: 53. This poll is closed

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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-28-2009, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
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lift it, lower it, or leave it

lots of people like dually trucks lowered but i'm wondering what you all think. do they look better lifted, stock or lowered.

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A lot depends on exactly how you are going to use it, but I wouldn’t go any higher than 4”

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depends on what its going to be used for. i think a 4wd stock height or a little lift looks good. a 2wd lowered looks good.


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I would just add a hanger and shackle lift to the front and put a little larger tires on it IMO.


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I like 4X4 Dually's lifted just about 4", they look sick!

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I think that either 4" or just level the front. Maybe some airbags in the rear?!

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I'm going to lift mine 3.5" in the front and 3" in the rear. Just enough to level it out and allow me to put on some 35" shoes.
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I'd personally say leave it, because duallys just work well how they are. however, if you wanna lift it... 4" or less for sure.
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Originally Posted by SSpeeDEMONSS View Post
depends on what its going to be used for. i think a 4wd stock height or a little lift looks good. a 2wd lowered looks good.


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4" is great height cause it will still fit under a fifth wheel and any gooseneck trialer. I saw a dually back in april that had a 4" on it and look really great. Rancho makes a really nice 4" lift

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