6" superlift one month update

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6" superlift one month update

Postby Doucettejr » Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:35 am

I just wanted to stop in and give everyone an update. It has been just about a month since having the lift installed on the truck and so far it's great. The truck rides awesome and the lift finally gave me the ground clearance I've been needing. There are a couple creaks here and there that are kind of annoying and the turning performance is much less than prior to the lift.

I am having transmission problems now, but don't know if it's related to the bigger tires or the person who test drove my truck after the lift was installed.
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Re: 6" superlift one month update

Postby Built2Bend » Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:09 am

What kind of transmission problems, and creaks are you geting some one on the forum may be able to help you.
Did you correct the speedometer on your truck.

I've herd of transmission problem after lifts becoulse the truck thinks it's going faster than it actually is and as a result the trans trys to shift at the wrong time. Some one will probly chime in as to if that could be caulsine the problems.

I'm assuming the steering is becoulse the larger tires rubbing the frame. Some diferent rims or wheel spacers could held IF tire size is the caulse
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Re: 6" superlift one month update

Postby Doucettejr » Wed Sep 23, 2015 11:17 am

Just wanted to stop in and give another update on my superlift experience. It's been a few months since I had it installed and I absolutely love it. I ended up needing a transmission so I went with a monster box trans. About a week after that the rear diff starting blowing gear oil out the axle seal. I had a weird rattle that I couldn't figure out for the life of me. It turns out there were some major issues in my rear diff and axle assembly. After replacing bearings and seals and adding an auburn locker the sounds are gone and the truck is driving better than new. Now I'm ready for the weekend to be here so I can see how she handles the trails.
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Re: 6" superlift one month update

Postby LoneWolf04 » Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:42 pm

If this is on a crew, have you relocates the diff breather tube? Stock location will allow water to be swallowed into the diff and cause issues.
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