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My buddy asked me what lift for his truck. I know he uses the truck to pull a 40' toy hauler long distances and heavy. I know from years of reading here, that Cognito 4" is his best bet for what he wants to do. He wound up listening to some shop instead and did a different lift. The truck was undriveable. Then they admitted that they installed the wrong model lift for his truck and wanted to install a different brand lift - huh?

Long story short, he ponied up the $$ and bought a whole 4" kit from Cognito and we installed it together at my house last weekend. So far he is happy as a pig in shit and says it rides better than stock. In 3 hours he is loading up the 5'er for a NJ to Pittsburgh run. I'm excited to hear his feedback.

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My buddy asked me what lift for his truck. I know he uses the truck to pull a 40' toy hauler long distances and heavy. I know from years of reading here, that Cognito 4" is his best bet for what he wants to do. He wound up listening to some shop instead and did a different lift. The truck was undriveable. Then they admitted that they installed the wrong model lift for his truck and wanted to install a different brand lift - huh?



Long story short, he ponied up the $$ and bought a whole 4" kit from Cognito and we installed it together at my house last weekend. So far he is happy as a pig in shit and says it rides better than stock. In 3 hours he is loading up the 5'er for a NJ to Pittsburgh run. I'm excited to hear his feedback.



If you shut up and read, there's a lot of great info and fart-smellas here contributing.



Thanks to all of the regular contributors here for 10 years of great info and counting



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Good to hear too... thanks for the feedback. Let us know if he likes the Cognitive lift. I have the lift decision to make as well.

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Good to hear too... thanks for the feedback. Let us know if he likes the Cognitive lift. I have the lift decision to make as well.

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4" lift, Cognito is the best out there but also the most expensive.

the best "cheapest" lift is the tough country in the 4 or 6" flavor. ive installed two of those and two cognitos, they both have VERY good geometry steering wise and suspension wise but the cognito has the option of not dropping torsion bars which is nice. ive installed others as well but i by far favor those two kits.
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4" lift, Cognito is the best out there but also the most expensive.

the best "cheapest" lift is the tough country in the 4 or 6" flavor. ive installed two of those and two cognitos, they both have VERY good geometry steering wise and suspension wise but the cognito has the option of not dropping torsion bars which is nice. ive installed others as well but i by far favor those two kits.
You mean to tell me cranking your torsion bars with an impact and upper control arms arenít a lift kit
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4" lift, Cognito is the best out there but also the most expensive.

the best "cheapest" lift is the tough country in the 4 or 6" flavor. ive installed two of those and two cognitos, they both have VERY good geometry steering wise and suspension wise but the cognito has the option of not dropping torsion bars which is nice. ive installed others as well but i by far favor those two kits.
In looking for lift kits, I wondered about the Rough Country because they were so much cheaper. I feel like you more often than not, get what you pay for.
Thanks for the info, personal experience and word of mouth go a long way.

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And that is really why I pushed him to Cognito 4Ē. You can argue similar parts quality all day long, but if the science/math isnít there to back it up, then forget it.

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the best "cheapest" lift is the tough country in the 4 or 6" flavor. ive installed two of those and two cognitos, they both have VERY good geometry steering wise and suspension wise but the cognito has the option of not dropping torsion bars which is nice. ive installed others as well but i by far favor those two kits.
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I purchased the Cognito NTBD 4-6 lift and love it. It's set a 4 now and I haven't had any issues.
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