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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-13-2009, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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A new lift kit

Hey guy's, I'm looking at getting a 6" lift kit. I've looked and priced several makes and they're all in around $2000-$2500. Any makes I should stay away from or makes you guys prefer? Also, With a 6" lift and 37"x12.5 tires, will I run into tire rub on my front leafs? If so, are wheel spacers recommended and what size? Anyone with experience with this size of lift and tire size on four leafs please let me know what problems you ran into, any little hints to help the install would be appreciated! I will be installing this myself....hopefully. Thanks guys!

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-14-2009, 12:36 AM
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Re: A new lift kit

I'd go with Icon....made 100% in the USA, best built and best riding system on the market and they have a lifetime warranty.

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Or depending on how you use the truck we can do One Up Offroad traction blocks in the rear instead of leaf springs.

As for the rubbing....is there a specific wheel you have in mind?
I would recommend sticking with a 10" wide wheel with 4.5" Back Space.


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Re: A new lift kit

I am running Icon. You can go a cheaper route and complain about the ride forever, or you can spend a bit more and complain once about the cost.

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Re: A new lift kit

I second the Icon. I have had their kit (was DR back then) since 02 and have had tons of compliments on the ride.

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Re: A new lift kit

I'm running a 6.5" Procomp with 37x13.5 on 20x10 rims 4.5" backspacing. The tires rub on the leaf springs a little on full turn. The tires rub the back part of the plastic fender linner when turning and hitting a bump (curb). I also had to trim a bit of the black plastic air dam under my front bumper. Some people shim the bumper forward a bit also. The lower part of your Harley bumper is different than the regular trucks so you might not want to trim it but you can still shim it forward a bit. With 12.5" wide tires you might not hit anything at all.

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Re: A new lift kit

thanks guy's! I'll definitely check out Iroc. The reason why I asked about wheel spacer vs. buying rims, is that I want to keep my Harley rims. They go with the rest of the truck. They don't have the offset of some of the rims made for larger tires, so I was thinking I would have to space them out a little bit. Any thoughts?

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Re: A new lift kit

Pro comp is a little bit less expensive...but everyone says that ICON is the best for the psd...and as far as rims 17s are cheaper than 18s as rims and tires go...(goen off 4wheelparts.com)..but if you go with a 6" lift...you wont have any regrets runnin 37's..they look a lot better than 35's.

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Id stay away from spacers, they put more wear and tare on you front end parts, even the bolt on spacers, just more leverage on the axals imo.

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I've heard that about spacers, but they are so widely used in the off road and drag racing worlds, I figured they'd stand up.

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Re: A new lift kit

Have you guy's installed your own lifts? How was it? Never done one before, but I'm willing to give it a try!(I've got the hoist, stands, tools, air, floor space)Anything you've run into unexpected? Any tips to make it go smooth? They say estimated install time is 6-8 hours, but knowing me, that means a weekend! Or two!

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