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Old 11-08-2011, 08:02 PM
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hey, i'm new to this forum. I've got an 03 LB7 and I am going to get a lift. i'd like to see some pics of the 03 with a 4" lift and some with a 6" so i could see which i like more. Also, any suggestions on brands or anything else like that feel free to voice your opinion. thanks!
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Old 11-09-2011, 05:02 AM
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hey, i'm new to this forum. I've got an 03 LB7 and I am going to get a lift. i'd like to see some pics of the 03 with a 4" lift and some with a 6" so i could see which i like more. Also, any suggestions on brands or anything else like that feel free to voice your opinion. thanks!
Here is a couple of mine (what used to be of it anyways) 6in lift with 35's on 18's
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Old 11-09-2011, 05:58 AM
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all the gmt 800 work for all years i have a 6" lift cranked up to 8" with a cognito UCA. if i were to do it all over again i would do everything cognito
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Old 11-09-2011, 07:23 PM
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well after looking, i see that with a 4" lift you can't even tell it's lifted. So, as far as brands go for a 6" lift, what would be the best for the money? I also saw some that dropped the torsion bars and some that didn't. which is best in your opinions?
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Old 11-09-2011, 07:37 PM
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sorry Linden, i didnt see the note above your truck till just now. i'll look up some stuff about cognitos. but i have heard that brand thrown around in my research
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I am a big tuff country fan. I have one on my own truck and have installed them on several truck. I think they are a great lift for the money.
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If I was you I'd get a lift 2 inches higher than what you want and just lower your t-bars all the way down, that way all your angles will be flat and you will have the look you want. I have an 8" fabtech and have no complaints
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If I was you I'd get a lift 2 inches higher than what you want and just lower your t-bars all the way down, that way all your angles will be flat and you will have the look you want. I have an 8" fabtech and have no complaints

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Old 11-09-2011, 09:35 PM
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With superlifts u don't have to cut the ears off the differential bracket... in case u ever wanna lower it back down u wont have to buy the 165 dollar piece from cognito
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:07 PM
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If I was you I'd get a lift 2 inches higher than what you want and just lower your t-bars all the way down, that way all your angles will be flat and you will have the look you want. I have an 8" fabtech and have no complaints
x3.... Especially with the fabtech's, their tierod angles angles can get stupid when cranked up.

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Hahaha.

I have a 6 inch rcd and haven't had any problems. Have run a 35 inch tire and also a 33 inch with the lift cranked down. I will find some pics in a few.
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Old 11-10-2011, 06:26 AM
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If I was you I'd get a lift 2 inches higher than what you want and just lower your t-bars all the way down, that way all your angles will be flat and you will have the look you want. I have an 8" fabtech and have no complaints
Lol Just so you guys know, there is such thing as lowering it too low. you will wind up blowing through the LCA bumpstop and hitting metal on metal. it dont feel good. It depends on how "saggy" your torsion bars are

there is no "best kit". Lifting a truck inheritly comes with flaws, its how some of these kits address them that makes them better than others. IMOP, Cognito, tuff country, or other spindle lift type kits are the best way to go. The first two i mentioned seem to have the best rating out of most kits. I like my fabtech but i had to do some work and put some time into it to make it ride better than stock, hold up to my abuse, and make it last a long time. If i were to do it over, id buy a cognito 4-6" kit and im actually really debating on buying one. I think the kit lowered to 4" with my 37s would look awesome . not to metion it would fit in my garage then
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hmmm.... never thought about that lower bumpstop,good point sir james.
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hmmm.... never thought about that lower bumpstop,good point sir james.
Lol ive noticed that a 60% up travel and 40% down travel works well for those who like to play off road and a even 50/50 works well as an all around
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First with 33"s and t bars turned down, second with 35"s sitting normal.
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