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Big lift without the big price?

Postby nebby58 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:47 pm

Hi guys! I'm kind of new to the forum, and I was just wondering if I could buy a decent price 3 or 4 inch lift. I am having a hard time finding one online. I'm kind of on a budget, so I was considering getting a 2 inch lift, but I want just a little more height than that. Do you guys have any suggestions? :?:
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Re: Big lift without the big price?

Postby HenryJ » Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:30 pm

There is no 3" or 4" lift for the crew cabs. 6" is the smallest suspension lift and 2" is the largest body lift. The 2" suspension lift / key lift, is not an option. There are plenty of reasons and threads on why. Just say no.

Check out the "Marvelous Mystery Lift" (MML)
Lots of pictures of MML rigs in the "Readers Rides" thread. The MML will have you sitting 1"-2" higher than a RPO ZR2 s-series.

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Re: Big lift without the big price?

Postby sonomadude4x4 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 3:52 pm

+1 on the MML :thumb:
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Re: Big lift without the big price?

Postby Walt » Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:17 pm

+2 - MML

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Re: Big lift without the big price?

Postby saab9k » Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:25 pm

If i wanted a high lift, i would make it myself. Between a iron worker, a lathe ,milling machine, Plasma cutter, wire welder almost every thing is possible.
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Re: Big lift without the big price?

Postby nebby58 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:54 pm

Thanks for the imput! I might try the MML
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Re: Big lift without the big price?

Postby nebby58 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 5:17 pm

One question I have though. I am only 15. Would this be a project too big for me to tackle? Are there instructions in a thread to the MML? How much is this going to cost?
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Re: Big lift without the big price?

Postby HenryJ » Thu Mar 24, 2011 5:26 pm

Have you learned the search function and how it works?
At the top of the pager there is a link: Search
Click on that and in the top box type: Marvelous Mystery Lift

That will yield 74 matches. Scroll down the list and you will find a title that matches your search: The Marvelous Mystery Lift
Take some time and read the thread. Most of your questions will be answered.

The beauty of it is that it can be assembled piece by piece as you can afford it and work toward the goal of completion.

Learn the use of the search function. It is a skill that will serve you well.

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Re: Big lift without the big price?

Postby nebby58 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 6:34 pm

Sorry, I didn't see that
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Re: Big lift without the big price?

Postby HenryJ » Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:20 pm

No apologies needed. Ask questions. Don't be afraid to bring an old topic back to life.
This is posted in the information forum: Posting and you.

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Re: Big lift without the big price?

Postby nebby58 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:35 pm

Just one more question I have, if you don't mind. I asked around at my school (not that that is the best resource) but they said that cranking the t bars might affect the 4x4 and could cause breakings. Also I would need to realign it right away becaust the tires would face outward. Is this all true?
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Re: Big lift without the big price?

Postby Walt » Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:40 pm

Cranking the torsion bars had been known to cause premature cv boot wear and failure. And yes, you'd need a front end alignment asap. :)

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Re: Big lift without the big price?

Postby nebby58 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:45 pm

Would it be possible to just add a 2 inch lift kit and crank the t bars?
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Re: Big lift without the big price?

Postby nebby58 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:50 pm

I might take some pics in a while to show what I'm going for.
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Re: Big lift without the big price?

Postby HenryJ » Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:27 pm

nebby58 wrote:...add a 2 inch lift kit and crank the t bars?
A: What is a MML? for 1000 Alex. :lol:

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Re: Big lift without the big price?

Postby nebby58 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:59 pm

lol thats pretty funny. I was just refering to replacing the shocks and shackles. I was just wondering if just the lift kit will be enough with the addition of cranking the T bars. I'm a 15 yr old on a budget. Dont even have my license yet...:/
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Re: Big lift without the big price?

Postby HenryJ » Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:15 pm

Save your money for gas. You'll need plenty $$ to fill the tank. By the time you get your license the price of fuel might be nuts and 14 mpg is going to be hard to pay for. Lifting is not going to help the mileage.

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Re: Big lift without the big price?

Postby nebby58 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:19 pm

Man I've already put over 2500 into it. I have to thank ebay for my income. I'll post some pictures of it. I think you guys will like it.
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Re: Big lift without the big price?

Postby nebby58 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:36 pm

I only live about a mile away from my school. I could have walked this year, but I'm kind of a motorhead. I don't have to fill up the tank very often. :)
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Re: Big lift without the big price?

Postby nebby58 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:28 pm

I posted some pictures under the title: Any suggestions? I don't know the forum rules, but I know it probably wouldn't be best to take up room by posting pictures in a reply. I think it looks pretty good so far, but I'd like to get all of your imput from you guys. You know a lot more than me.
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Re: Big lift without the big price?

Postby green02crew » Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:32 pm

I cranked my torsion bars. The boots popped off but go back on fine w/ large hose clamps. Ball joints every year though. Lifetime warranty on those... still a pain to change. Your choice. But bodylift is more appetizing.
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Re: Big lift without the big price?

Postby nebby58 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:36 pm

I think that I am going to install the 2 inch body lift and see if that is enough for me first. If it is not, I will crank the t bars. I'm 6'2, I just want to step up in my truck instead of bend over. :)
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