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by TripleJman » Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:37 pm

Thanks for all the help from before, I've made a couple posts asking about suspensions parts etc, but now I know exactly what I wanna get.

I just need help choosing the best parts :lol:

2" lift, no more no less, maybe 2.5" front 2" rear , wheel SPACERS not adapters, because wheels are expensive :oops:

Replacing the front struts as well, flipping the uca ball joint thingy, and maybe replacing some other parts that are NEEDED.

So, BUDGET-WISE, whats the best 2" lift, BDS, Rough Country? Also where do I get MarkMC Liftmeister parts, because the website is down :/

So bassically, I'm just getting 32" tires w/ wheel spacers, new front struts, and 2" lift. What's the best options available?
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by cpyonker » Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:58 pm

I went with rough country, no issues so far.
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by Tricguy007 » Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:25 pm

https://supremesuspensions.com/pages/pr ... c~md_envoy I run just the front 2.5" with suburban XL rear springs and no rear spring spacers I'm currently running a 255-70-18 (32") tires on mine with no rubbing but did have to adjust the fender to the rear of the front tire
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by Trail X » Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:01 am

Liftmeister apparently is no longer selling lifts, but if you contact MarkMC directly he may be able to supply you with some wheel spacers still. I agree on what you're doing with spacers instead of adapters. The cost of wheels is hard to justify.

I had good luck with the BDS lift a while back, and experienced good tech support from them.
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by TripleJman » Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:26 pm

So far, seems like i'll be purchasing the Rough Country 2" lift, getting wheel spacers from MarkMC, buying bilstein 4600's front struts from amazon/wherever, and installing all this myself (and flip the uca myself)
My back (with new shocks) shits alittle higher than the front, so I almost want to get a 2.5 front and 2" rear, so is there any place I could get a .5" block or something to add onto the rough country? or just buy a 2.5"f - 2.0"r lift? Thanks for all the help guys, I just want to make sure im getting the right/best parts for my TB :D
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by Diacom » Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:16 am

Don't worry about the .5" rake, once you put a few things in the back it'll level out.
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by Cody_S » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:55 pm

Have you ended up installing this yet? I'm looking at the Rough Country set myself, and wanted to see how you like it.
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by TripleJman » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:14 am

in just a couple days it will be
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by TripleJman » Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:26 am

Rough Country 2" front and .75" rear lift/leveling kit is here, my wheel spacers will be here sometime today hopefully.

Does anyone know how much it would cost to pay a local mechanic to install the lift?
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by Cody_S » Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:47 pm

TripleJman wrote:Rough Country 2" front and .75" rear lift/leveling kit is here, my wheel spacers will be here sometime today hopefully.

Does anyone know how much it would cost to pay a local mechanic to install the lift?


Call the shop for an estimate. Average mechanic prices are $80-100/hour, could be higher or lower depending on the shop. I'm not an expert by any means, but I'd guess that they'd probably bill 2 - 3 hours for the job. So worst case just going off of this, I'd prepare to pay around $300. But it's hard to say without knowing the shop. I would just call whichever shop you're looking at taking it to, let them know what you're trying to have done and ask for an estimate.
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