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Questions about Dakota lifts
03-21-2015, 11:18 AM
Post: #11
RE: Questions about Dakota lifts
Im gunna have a bumper/skidplate made up this summer courtesy of alvares metalworks. Thatll give me a little more clearance from the stock bumper. Maybe ill pull the fender flares off and see how far the rust has gone, at that point if its pretty bad ill think about trimming the fenders to eliminate Some of the rot.
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03-21-2015, 12:42 PM
Post: #12
RE: Questions about Dakota lifts
Sounds like a plan to me.

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03-21-2015, 02:00 PM
Post: #13
RE: Questions about Dakota lifts
Can you get any downtravel with the cranked T-Bars? Or is cranking the T-bars to get 3'' of lift going to be about all the downtravel you will get?

Those front ends are weak. I'd be afraid of going through wheel bearings and ball joints weekly with too much lift.

Body lift or trimmed fenders sounds good to me!

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03-21-2015, 02:02 PM
Post: #14
RE: Questions about Dakota lifts
Just workin on step one... Money lol

(03-21-2015 02:00 PM)Miller88 Wrote:  Can you get any downtravel with the cranked T-Bars? Or is cranking the T-bars to get 3'' of lift going to be about all the downtravel you will get?

Those front ends are weak. I'd be afraid of going through wheel bearings and ball joints weekly with too much lift.

Body lift or trimmed fenders sounds good to me!

3" of lift is pretty much all youre gunna get on the dakotas setup. I dont like riding with my suspention maxed thats why i was only gunna go 2"-2.5". My only issue with a body lift is my box is rotting out and once i brake those bolts its game over.

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03-21-2015, 05:55 PM
Post: #15
RE: Questions about Dakota lifts
Yours looks nearly identical to a GM ifs setup. On those cranking the torsion bars will limit down travel to the point of not having any.

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03-21-2015, 06:23 PM
Post: #16
RE: Questions about Dakota lifts
on this particular truck im goin more for lifted looks than lifted functionallity. I may wheel with it here and there but nothing overly crazy. Someday ill get another rig more specific to wheeling where i can go more in depth.

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06-01-2017, 08:29 PM
Post: #17
RE: Questions about Dakota lifts
Mind those bolts if you're going to put on a suspension lift kit. Most of the people choose 2 to 2.5" lift.
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08-12-2017, 11:09 AM
Post: #18
RE: Questions about Dakota lifts
I cranked up torsions on my 2004 and ran 33" thornbirds with no issues! Looked great and you could hear me a mile away!


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