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Old 03-20-2009, 05:40 AM
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The rear springs can be done. Here is the catch. The springs move the axle back 2",
fine for me but maybe not for you. (Easy fix, drill a new center hole two inches forward and put the pin there.) You can get a 56" lift spring from a chevy 3/4 ton, for cheap. (I would be removing some leafs if You don't need them mine are bouncy as ****, until they break in)

The front, Well this is the fun part. Torsion bars okay crank em up a bit.

Im sure you can build a lift for pretty cheap if you have the right tools and a welder.

check out this lift:
http://www.suspensionconnection.com/...on/359403.html
 
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Old 03-20-2009, 04:05 PM
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If i put 3 inch blocks in the rear and aftermarkit tortion keys in would my truck set evan, or would i have to put 2 inch block in? i dont think it would because tirtion keys dont raise the front up over 2 inches does it? And will cranking my from end up hurt my front end?
 
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Old 03-20-2009, 04:56 PM
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If i put 3 inch blocks in the rear and aftermarkit tortion keys in would my truck set evan, or would i have to put 2 inch block in? i dont think it would because tirtion keys dont raise the front up over 2 inches does it? And will cranking my from end up hurt my front end?
new keys don't do anything, well atleast thats What I heard. Next is crank them 2" lift for the front. Next is building something to set the a arms lower.
 
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Old 03-20-2009, 05:09 PM
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If i keep the arm the same will it mess up the front end? And sence the front end will only raise up 2 inchese with the tortion cranked up, im gonna have to get the 2 inch blocks to make it set evan right? Because il rilly wanted the 3 inch but it probelly wont set evan it will look stipid am i right?
 
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Old 03-20-2009, 07:24 PM
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If i keep the arm the same will it mess up the front end? And sence the front end will only raise up 2 inchese with the tortion cranked up, im gonna have to get the 2 inch blocks to make it set evan right? Because il rilly wanted the 3 inch but it probelly wont set evan it will look stipid am i right?
The trucks come from factory a little lower in the front. If you cranked your torsions only, it would level the truck out(commonly referred to as a leveling kit.) I just checked mine and realized that my back blocks are only 2 inches. so I have 2in all the way around for the "suspension" part of it, and my body lift is 3 inches. My advice is if you are gonna do some extreme wheeling, then you dont want either of these options, do what varsis did.(see his SAS dana 60 thread). But if your like me and use the truck more as your daily driver (or dont make the big bucks like varsis lol) while still wanting to be able to do some trails and stuff like that, i would do something like mine.

I didnt need new shocks, though i replaced them anyway. The ride will be a little stiffer, but you get used to it. And if you do the torsion keys, a re-alignment is HIGHLY recommened.
 
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Old 03-20-2009, 08:35 PM
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It sucks that the only lift they make for us is $1400...
 
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Old 03-21-2009, 12:48 AM
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Were could i find some 3 inch tortion keys for my dakota, because im just gonna put 3 inch black in the rear, and the stock tortion keys will on make the fron rise out 2 inches maybe.
 
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Old 03-21-2009, 01:22 AM
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Does this look okay http://wheelsnparts.com/index.php?ma...&products_id=9, and also thanks alot guys for helping me out, you guys are alot better than dakota-durango.com those guys are all *** holes!
 
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Old 03-21-2009, 11:01 AM
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Bump.
 
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Wich torsion key is the best one on this page http://motors.shop.ebay.com/items/_W...s&_osacat=6030
 

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