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Which lift should i buy?

Got my tax money back and cant figure out what lift to get. Im doing it pretty much just for looks and minor off road. I found a 2 inch lift and a 3.5 inch lift for around $300 thatsmy price range. any pros and cons from any one? tips? im runnin black 20's and cant member what size tire. Thanks ahead of time.
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Most of us on here, if we're lifted, have a 2-2.5" lift. If you get the extra money and can afford the Superlift, that's the way to go. But if you're considering between the 2 or 3.5... go with the 2.
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Check out this link, it should help out a lot:
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Now if i just do the 2 or 2.5 lift i dont have to do anything witht he shocks right? just put the spacers in and go? how easy is it? get it done in a afternoon? also will the 2.5 level it out more or just lift it and still have the rake to it? Thanks alot guys

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Now if i just do the 2 or 2.5 lift i dont have to do anything witht he shocks right? just put the spacers in and go? how easy is it? get it done in a afternoon? also will the 2.5 level it out more or just lift it and still have the rake to it? Thanks alot guys
in addition to these questions, Does the front spacers used in the lift kits push both the spring and shock together, or only the spring?
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Most of the 2 and 2.5 inch lifts maintain the factory shocks, upgrades are available (I upgraded my rear shocks), most of these lifts put a spacer between the top of the spring and the vehicle.

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in addition to these questions, Does the front spacers used in the lift kits push both the spring and shock together, or only the spring?
Didn't quite follow your question? The spring is not pushed together by the lift, the spaceer goes on top of the spring and extends the shock by the distance of the spacer (less travel for the shock and this is why some are replaced).





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Didn't quite follow your question? The spring is not pushed together by the lift, the spaceer goes on top of the spring and extends the shock by the distance of the spacer (less travel for the shock and this is why some are replaced).
I thought the spacer goes on top of both the spring and the shock!

Is there any lift kit that provide the spacer the goes above both the spring and shock? simply to push the whole system down to lift the body up and maintain the same load on the shock.
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I thought the spacer goes on top of both the spring and the shock!

Is there any lift kit that provide the spacer the goes above both the spring and shock? simply to push the whole system down to lift the body up and maintain the same load on the shock.
I believe there are 1 or 2 out there that do that! Each kit uses the spacers differently. I know the 4 inch superlift is similar to what you explained.




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