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Thread: lift spindles

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    Default lift spindles

    was looking at getting the rough country 3 inch spindles for my truck, have seen the kit with the blocks and the shocks, but was thinking about going a different route with my shocks, so i am just gonna buy the spindles. my question is do you get stock size shocks?, or do you get shocks for a 3 inch lift?, or since i already have the daystar leveling kit in the front do i get shocks for 5 inches of lift? just trying to figure it all out since everything seems to work with stock springs, so i dont know why you would need longer shocks. please some one give me the right advise so i dont blow out a shock or buy the wrong size. thanks guys!!!!!!
    2004 Silverado 1500 2wd Ext. Cab

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    i believe thats correct!

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    2004 Sierra crew cab, 2wd, 5.3 V8
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    sorry I didnt make that clear
    5inch lift shocks.

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    You want longer shocks to match the suspension. This way you get the proper travel length, best ride and best articulation. Plus, aftermarket shocks are just cool.


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    i say go with a 5" lift shock as well. but dont go with rough country ones. they are not very good. I say go Bilstein or rancho
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