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Old 07-25-2012, 07:16 PM   #1
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4in or 6in lift ??

Im Having 4x4 added in a few weeks however I cant make up my mind on the lift it's a grand more for the 6in which is ok just thinking it might be to high.

Ideas??

Remember it's a Chevy extended with a dura max

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Old 07-25-2012, 09:03 PM   #2
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Re: 4in or 6in lift ??

If you want anything more than 33s on your van then IMO you would either have to do the 6" lift or a lot of fender trimming. I'm happy with the 33s but I think a bit more clearance would be in order in your neck of the woods. Where are you having the conversion done? Are you going with a solid front axle?
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Old 07-26-2012, 12:21 AM   #3
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Re: 4in or 6in lift ??

I think lower lift with trimmed fenders look better on the Chevys. Their round wheel arches really exaggerate the look of a lift. Trimming the fenders lets the wheels and fenders match better.
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Old 07-31-2012, 11:15 PM   #4
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Re: 4in or 6in lift ??

I just got a 4" lift. And I think it's a good choice. (I guess I would though, so I'll admit to a built-in prejudice. )

These vehicles are tall enough.
2 extra inches seems to add a lot of engineering.
Realistically, how tough of a trail are you going to tackle? Will you need the extra body/frame clearance that a 6" lift and substantially taller tires might provide?
That extra lift is a further compromise to stability.
The extra tire height is still more of a compromise to stability.
Plus the extra tire height means the tire is way heavier. Sure rolling resistance is lower, but the unsprung weight is an issue in handling, etc.
And how about the extra height as an issue in off-camber situations?

You could dismiss me as too practical-minded but I did put lockers front and rear on mine. You could put your $1000 towards those. I figure the weight of these machines makes them deserve the possibility of extra traction when needed. Plus, anything that will help me from ever using a winch seems like a big plus.
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Old 08-03-2012, 04:54 PM   #5
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Re: 4in or 6in lift ??

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I think lower lift with trimmed fenders look better on the Chevys. Their round wheel arches really exaggerate the look of a lift. Trimming the fenders lets the wheels and fenders match better.
I tend to agree! im starting to lean more for the 4"

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Re: 4in or 6in lift ??

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I just got a 4" lift. And I think it's a good choice. (I guess I would though, so I'll admit to a built-in prejudice. )

These vehicles are tall enough.
2 extra inches seems to add a lot of engineering.
Realistically, how tough of a trail are you going to tackle? Will you need the extra body/frame clearance that a 6" lift and substantially taller tires might provide?
That extra lift is a further compromise to stability.
The extra tire height is still more of a compromise to stability.
Plus the extra tire height means the tire is way heavier. Sure rolling resistance is lower, but the unsprung weight is an issue in handling, etc.
And how about the extra height as an issue in off-camber situations?

You could dismiss me as too practical-minded but I did put lockers front and rear on mine. You could put your $1000 towards those. I figure the weight of these machines makes them deserve the possibility of extra traction when needed. Plus, anything that will help me from ever using a winch seems like a big plus.
Is your Van A Chevy? and do you have any pictures? Who did your lift and is it also 4x4?

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Re: 4in or 6in lift ??

Hi Ron:

My lift, if you remember my rig, is 4". I was told by Larry at Action Van that a 6" would through off the math for my Ford and make it less stable. I'm happy with it the way it is.

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Re: 4in or 6in lift ??

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Hi Ron:

My lift, if you remember my rig, is 4". I was told by Larry at Action Van that a 6" would through off the math for my Ford and make it less stable. I'm happy with it the way it is.

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Hello Mac I hope all is well,

I do remember, And I think 4" will be just fine.

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Re: 4in or 6in lift ??

Ron, I was thinking my build is a combo suspension and body lift but could be wrong.
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Old 08-07-2012, 06:18 PM   #10
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Re: 4in or 6in lift ??

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Ron, I was thinking my build is a combo suspension and body lift but could be wrong.
Hi Dave,

I would say yours is a 6in lift, your van is super tall. I would also think it was all suspension lift.

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