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eastsauga
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1/22/2003
15:14:23

Subject: need help on raising my quad
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Okay heres the deal Ive been reading all these posts from this website and others and Im still confused...I dont have much mechanical experience so Im hoping a few of you could throw me a bone.

My truck is a 2002 2wd dakota quad 3.9v6 3.55 with 255 65r16 factory wheels 16x8 with step bars

My goal is to raise this machine so it looks like the 4x4. If I were to buy new tires and use the factory 16x8 rims how big of a tire could I go before rubbing occurs and would I have to purchase new gears as mine are 3.55?

Now if I go for a body lift, which is better a 2" or 3" and what do daystar coil spacers do? are these another option

I just want to be able to get a beefyer all terrain tire on my truck and get it up in the air a little more like the 4x4 or almost as high as it

Please be as specific as possible,

I thank you in advance



conig
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1/22/2003
16:53:20

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coil spacers give 3 inches of lift in the front. but they are not that great for serious offroading they do not have that good of downward travel.
I have 2inch coil spacers which give 3 inches andnhave been debateing between a 2 and 3 inch body lift can't deside which to get.



FRANK GANDT
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1/22/2003
22:24:27

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do the coil spacers give a ruff ride on your dakota? And how hard were they to install



Christopher
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1/23/2003
02:57:42

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I think the best thing to do is a 2" or 3" body lift and a +2" coil lift. both are easy to do yourself. Then you can use a 31" or 32" tire. If you are serious about off roading and have the cash get the 3" fabtech. But it will cost you.



conig
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1/23/2003
10:39:55

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the 3 inch coil spacers are kinda bouncey for the first couple of weeks after that they settle and it's only a little stiffer then stock.



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