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05-06-2003, 09:47 PM
I am thinking about putting a lift kit in my truck but I was wondering if anyone could tell what is a good lift to out on I know I want a 5.5" lift but don't know wich brand also has anyone ran 37" tires with a 5.5" lift<br>
05-06-2003, 10:03 PM
Can't help you with the 5.5" kit, but I have a 4.5" Skyjacker for sale. Tires and wheels too. I never had any problems wth my kit. Drove better than new.<br><br>Dave
05-06-2003, 10:22 PM
There is no 5.5" lift for the CTD, 2.5, 4.5, and I think a 7". You can clear 37" tires with the 4.5.<br><br>Fishn2Deep: Are you the one I Emailed about lift and tires the other day? Pavementsucks.com?
05-06-2003, 10:48 PM
02DSLDOG is correct. (except for one, see below)
I originally had just a 2 inch leveling kit, but I was an inch short of completely clearing my tires, so I tried to get a 3inch.
Was told what 02dsldog just said.
Basically it's due to the bigger springs in front and the wider springs in back.
A 4.5 (Skyjacker anyway) will actually get you a right near 5 inches of height, new anyway.
(might settle over time, as the springs get older)
I have 315/75-16's which are 34 3/4 inches high and I have room for 3-4 inches more tire.
TuffCountry has a 5inch that works on our trucks, you can go to their website to find a dealer near you, and they have a picture of a nice Dodge 2500 Cummins with that lift and 36inch tires(I think).
I'd seriously consider checking out Fishin's kit.
He needs to go back to stock height to pull his 5th wheel, only reason he's getting rid of the kit.
Probably let you have it for a bit less than he paid for it ;)
05-07-2003, 02:53 AM
I take it that when everyone is saying you can fit 35's with 4.5 lift you mean just that "fit"....If you mean full stuff with left front high and right rear high it will never work...only works for on road use and very light off road.
05-07-2003, 06:33 AM
<br>I take it that when everyone is saying you can fit 35's with 4.5 lift you mean just that "fit"....If you mean full stuff with left front high and right rear high it will never work...only works for on road use and very light off road.<br><br><br>I "fit" 35's with just the leveling kit with no on road rubbing and no rubbing offroad yet (however i do very light offroading) so i would imagine with a 4.5 you could go with a much bigger tire! Many claim to rub a bit with 35's with the leveling kit and many dont i guess it just depends on your truck!
05-08-2003, 08:37 PM
I have been quoted 700 for a tuff country lift kit and I guess its a 5" lift I was just wondering if the 37"s would clear good enough to go offroad a little with out rubbing a 4.5 would not be high enough for me my last truck had 11" of lift with 38" tires I would like to be close to that one but not quite as big
05-08-2003, 08:45 PM
You can clear 37" tires with the 4.5 lift. I have seen it done and it looks great! It's on a dually, looks sharp. On that 5" lift from tuff country, make sure you are getting "new coil springs" for up front, I called them and they said they used blocks under the stock coils! Thats why I am going with skyjacker, and I think its a better product. Tuff country has a good product I have used them before, but I do like the ride of a skyjacker much better. 8)
05-08-2003, 08:47 PM
has anyone had springs custom built at a spring shop I can get one of the jeep shops around here to make some track arms and get me a block to level the rear out also how do you remove the silencer rings I am straight piped now a nd would like to remove the ring to
05-08-2003, 09:14 PM
02, yeah that is me. Hate to sell the kit, really makes me sick to do it. I will throw some 2.5" springs in down the road, but that's the most I can go. <br><br>I have no hitting, rubbing issues with the 35's and this kit. Also, steering and suspension response was greatly increased. I did not run into the vibration problems I have heard from others. And the steering was rock solid. I would put it back on in a heartbeat if I could.<br><br>Dave
05-08-2003, 09:22 PM
So, 02DSLDOG, are you getting a new skyjacker, or are you and Fishin2deep hookin' up?<br><br>Too bad he decided to sell his after I had gotten mine, or I'd be sending come cash his way.<br><br><br>phox
05-11-2003, 03:29 PM
<br>I take it that when everyone is saying you can fit 35's with 4.5 lift you mean just that "fit"....If you mean full stuff with left front high and right rear high it will never work...only works for on road use and very light off road.<br><br><br>No, 35's are a perfect fit with the 4.5" lift for serious offroading. I ran 33's with no lift and IMO anything smaller than 35's with this lift would look rediculous. I have stuffed mine many times and they don't rub at all.
05-11-2003, 03:33 PM
If you're wanting 5.5" I suggest looking into the D1ck Cepek 6" Extreme (http://performancelifts.com/cgi-bin/cart/20-2005.html?id=kaJWRQFx) it is a very nice set up and if I had it to do over I would definitely go this route.
05-17-2003, 09:44 PM
I found out what I need to fit 37 it needs to be atleast 7 inches of lift and to acheive this I am using a 4.5 skyjacker kit with spring and geting it streched a bit and also using a ride leveling kit and biger block in the rear to get there thanks for the input you wouldn't belive how many place I ended up before I found someone who knew what they were talking about when it cam to lift a truck with a ctd in it
05-18-2003, 10:40 PM
I recommend new rear springs instead of a taller block. I've seen BAD things happen with taller or stacked blocks. Just my $.02
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