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Old 09-30-2018, 11:48 AM
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Hey so I am looking to put a lift kit on an 05 dodge Dakota mega cab 4x4. I have tires and rims for it already. tire size is lt305/70r16. what size lift would I need to install these and where can I find this lift online to buy it. I have found plenty of 2wd drive lifts but I don't see why anyone would lift a 2wd. I can't seem to find a 4wd mega cab lift kit. I would think a 3 inch lift kit would fit these tires. Here is the link to the only one I can find for 4wd drive but it says it doesn't fit the mega cab https://supremesuspensions.com/produ...=1916075638794

I would appreciate any help I can get with this. I'm not sure what the difference in the mega cab and regular cab would be or the 2wd and 4wd. Thanks in advance!
 
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Old 09-30-2018, 12:43 PM
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That’s just spacers and blocks. Does not matter. There was no “mega cab” Dakota. Extended and quad only. The suspensions are the same. Lots of good info here.

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Old 10-08-2018, 09:46 AM
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So I started installing the spacers for the struts. Nothing lines up now. Can’t get the top a arm to come down far enough to connect the top ball joint. This is a 3 in lift from supreme. 3 inch spacers in the from and rear. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated thanks
 
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Old 10-10-2018, 10:48 PM
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3” spacers are going to destroy your already failure prone suspension. 2” max on the front. If you go more than that, you will be amazed at how quickley your entire front end goes from bad to broken. I ran 305/70/16s on my old 06 and managed to stuff those with 16x8.5” wheel and a -6 offset with a 2” level and a sawzall.
 
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Old 10-11-2018, 07:20 AM
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2" is dang hard, 3" is near impossible. Plus, as stated, without a diff drop, you will destroy your front end in short order...that being said, you can try what I did. Use a floor jack and a ratchet strap to squeeze the upper and lower control arms together using the weight of the truck. It's been a long time since I did this so I can't remember exactly, but basically you tie the upper control arm to the jack, then place the jack under the lower control arm.

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