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Old 01-01-2012, 06:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well with another little one on the way my single cab one ton isn't gonna cut it anymore. I already have a 95' crew cab long bed with no lift and 35's that i DD. I'm getting ready to buy a little commuter truck to get back and forth to work so i'm gonna go ahead and start building up my crew cab. I'm getting ready to order some 4.88's with a detroit for the rear and electrac for the front. I plan on running 37's or 38's most of the time but I do have a set of 40 inch boggers laying around to.

Enough with the story my question is should I order some sort of a lift kit (skyjacker etc.) with springs and everything or should I do a 3" sky kit in the front with super duty springs and shackle flip the rear. I do plan on cutting down the frame in the future for a short bed but for now I need it to get me and the family to the mountains by way of interstate some times and back. Also if I move the front axle 1-2" forward for better clearance of the fenders is that going to put my steering on to much of a bind.

On another side note has anyone used a set of the new MTR Kevlars I'm thinking about ordering a set of 38's in that flavor but no one around here has used them yet.

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If you want a better ride, I would do the sky kit up front. I am assuming the '95 is a one ton? You shouldn't run into any issues pushing that axle forward an inch of two either.
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Old 01-02-2012, 05:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Ya I think i'm going to do the 3" sky kit with some superduty springs for the front and the shackle reversal for the rear. The second question I have is when I chop the frame my truck has the dual tank setup right now so am I just going to have to find a big single tank for behind the rear axle or what have others done. I'd like to stay away from a top mount fuel cell but will if I have to. When I do the chop I'm going to do some sort of a tube style flatbed and wont be putting a standard bed back on, so any tips would be helpful.
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