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Chris D
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7/02/2004
17:52:10

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Could some one tell me if there are any kits out there to raise just the front end of an '02 2wd dakota about an inch or so to get rid of that factory nose down look. im happy with the factory ride height and stance im just looking to even the truck out. thanks.



rivermaniac
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7/02/2004
18:00:31

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put a 1" block in the back and lower the rear an inch . cheaper than lifting the front . The front is 2" and you could use fabtech coils or a spacer ...............



Germ
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7/03/2004
17:32:25

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Doesn't he want to raise the front? Why not just crank on the torsion bars til it levels?



rivermaniac
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7/03/2004
20:56:23

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2wd dakotas don't have torsion bars ..........



Germ
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7/04/2004
15:03:25

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Ahhh, good answer.



sixlugz
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7/06/2004
05:08:36

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ahh good question...
get the fabtech 2" coil lift (go to www.truckperformance.com) thats what i have... it was easy to throw on and it rides like factory... a lil rougher but hey its a truck right, all in all i think i payed 200 for it. and i could fit 31's. thats the best way to go... if u want something to last.




Chris D
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7/06/2004
23:54:53

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Hey sixlugz is this the kit you are referring to? http://www.truckperformance.com/products/?productID=480752 Just wanting to make sure. It'll will be a while before I get the money to buy it cuz I have other mods for my truck on the chopping block before this one but its never to early to start planning.



boomer
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7/07/2004
10:18:45

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Im not sixlugs but yes that is the part he is referring 2 cuz i was looking to add the same to mine but im goin with a 3" body and 3" fabtech lift now....



sixlugz
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7/08/2004
03:22:02

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yeah thats the setup im running now, it wasnt hard to install and my truck is wearing 31x10.5r 15's and it fits nicely... if you want to see some pics you can see them here: http://members.cardomain.com/sixlugs
im going to be soon raising it another 3" w/ a body lift... my only question is... do you think it will look good or if it is a good idea? im also thinking of doin about a 1" spacer on the tires.
hope things work out for ya, -sixlugz



Boomer
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7/08/2004
09:33:09

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Yea i think the body will make it look good and i you wanted you could fit 32's no problem but man the black wheels with white paint...i just dont think that looks as good but it really just aint my style i guess everyone likes a lil something different



sixlugz
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7/08/2004
14:29:02

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my paint is Silver. if it were white i prolly would do chrome, maybe. But most likely i would still do black... What would u do boomer?



boomer
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7/09/2004
12:45:22

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Mine are stock right now but im about to put on 15x8 Eagle 589s or American Racing Ventura wheels



Chris D
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7/13/2004
00:34:25

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Hey about the 2" lift, I'm wantin to keep my factory rims so I was wondering if I would be alright in keeping them.



anthony
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7/17/2004
11:24:18

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You can keep the factory rims. I have the 2" lift up front sittin' on 31" Pro comp all terrains and the factory rims. I say it looks darn good. I wouldn't go to aftermarket rims.



Chris D
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7/17/2004
15:22:27

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Alright, thanks Anthony. I'll probably be ordering the 2" kit from truckperformance.com in a couple of weeks. I'm gonna try and put it in myself if it doesn't seem like too hard of a task for my skill level. I'd hate to waste money paying for someone to put it in. I'll let you guys know how it goes. Also, I just got new tires about a month ago (this was before I wanted to do a lift) and the size of the tires are P245/70R16. Will these tires look alright with the 2" lift? According to sixlugz its possible to fit 31's but I'd hate to buy new tires after just buying new ones. If it looks bad then I'll probably hold off on the lift. Just want it to look right.



anthony
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7/19/2004
00:03:37

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You can definently fit 31's. Im running 31x10.5x15. Looks sweet. I was thinking about adding another three to get even higher. But I have to wait and see. Good luck.



Roaddog
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7/19/2004
11:26:40

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Chris D
I have my original tires from my 04 Quad Cab. 265/75R16's (31x10.5x16) that I'm trying to sell. They have 5000 miles on them. I just went to 33x12.5x16 Swamper Truxs STS's after my body lift.
If your interested e-mail me. brandofamily@aol.com
I'm near Chicago.



Lorrie Cronk
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2/24/2016
18:29:17

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I own a 03 extended cab SXT 2WD, How much can I lift
the front end without (A) no modifications, and (B)
little modifications. I dont mind the alignment but
I don't want to alter the truck too much.
P.S. at the present the suspension isn't sagged out.

thanks
lorrie cronk



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