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Old 08-12-2018, 06:46 PM
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4" lift recommendations

Looking to see what people have and or recommend. I want to go 4" and still have have a decent ride quality. Also any other additional parts that would help smooth out the ride. I have a king shock stabilizer on order. Also have 20s with 35x12.50 rbp repulsor tires. Thanks in advance
 
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Old 08-12-2018, 07:41 PM
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Really depends on your budget. I went with the Carli kit, but it is more expensive than most "off the shelf" kits. But you definitely get what you pay for and Carli puts in a ton of R&D and engineering into their stuff, and it shows in the quality of the components as well as the ride.

I've seen the BDS stuff as well, and it seems to be a good, cheaper option. Even better if you can get a good promo code to use direct with BDS.
 
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Old 08-12-2018, 07:44 PM
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Hi Matt.

If your truck is a diesel there is no shortage of options and choices for lift. If money is no concern check out the 4.5" packages from Carli. The 2019 I just ordered is a 6.2 Gas, though. For suspension lifts that come with replacement springs designed for the 6.2 Gas motor (lighter than the Diesel) you pretty much have a 4" BDS Radius arm kit and some Fabtech 4-6" kits to choose from.

I'm leaning towards the BDS 4" kit but I do not want any of the shock options that you can choose. I am trying to find someone to sell me a kit without shocks. I had such a bad experience with off the shelf Fox 2.0 Performance shocks for my 2018 that I think I am going with custom tuned shocks from Accu Tune this time around.
 
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Old 08-12-2018, 07:44 PM
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I love my 6Ē Fabtech with Fox shocks, I had a 6Ē Fabtech on my 15 Denali that was stellar as well. Iím sure the 4 inch kit with Fox or dirt logic shocks would be great.
I believe BDS makes a 4.5 inch lift but thatís too big for 35ís in my opinion.
 
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Old 08-12-2018, 07:46 PM
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Mxsledder, which Fabtech 6" did you install? Basic (drop brackets), radius arm, etc. ?
 
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Old 08-12-2018, 08:41 PM
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Itís the radius arm kit. Iíve loved it.
 
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Old 08-12-2018, 08:55 PM
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Do any of you guys with the 4-4.5" lift tow any? If so, how well does it tow and do you use airbags?

I only have a travel trailer to tow about once a month, plus I sometimes tow the trailer for our BSA troop on campouts.
 
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Old 08-12-2018, 09:14 PM
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Mxsledder,

Your truck looks great. Do you have any bump steer? Any idea what your caster is siting at?

I've only done levels, no full suspension lifts - curious if the radius arms on your kit take care of adding back all necessary caster or if you still need caster adjustment cams.
 
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Old 08-12-2018, 09:41 PM
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I have the diesel and I tow a toy hauler maybe once a month, but mostly fill it with tools and material. I was looking into the bds radius arm kit, but I think I'm gonna check into the carli now. Do you guys think 4" with 35s will look off? I don't want the I skipped leg day look lol
 
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Old 08-12-2018, 10:16 PM
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Matt,

Some will say absolutely it'll look like you need 37s, but I think it can be pulled off and look fine - especially if your sidewalls sit at least flush with the fenders, if not just a smidge over (gives it a wider stance, makes the tires look bigger). When you have too much positive offset and your tires are "tucked" WITH a lift is when it starts to look a little goofy (in my opinion).

This truck has a BDS 4" radius arm lift and is sitting on 35s (looks great):
 
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I just recently bought the BDS 4" 4 link kit and it rides much better than the 3.5" Ready Lift I had.
 
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Old 08-13-2018, 06:17 PM
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Yeah that bds one looks nice!
 
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Old 08-13-2018, 06:28 PM
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4-4.5" lift is for 37's, Stock to 2.5" lift is for 35's. It really does look like the "skipped leg day" look haha.

My vote is the Carli, 4.5 or 2.5, if you are keeping your tires, I wouldn't go more than 2.5. Truck still looks big and mean with a 2.5 level on 35's and it still tows like a beast.




 
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Old 08-13-2018, 06:36 PM
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My son put a 4" BDS on his with 37's on the factory 20's. I am not a fan of lifted trucks but his rides and drives really good. It will rub a little in hard turns but aside from that it has no drama.
 
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Old 08-13-2018, 09:53 PM
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BDS 4 inch radius arm. Rides nice. Nitto Ridge Grapplers 295/65 on stock chrome 20's. Looks really nice. It's a clean look not a trophy truck look.
 
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