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09-17-2009, 10:07 AM #1
Im torn between the 6 inch and the 4 inch, what do you guys think?If you find yourself slipping,.....tie a knot.....hold on tight
1500 crew cab
5.3 L 4x4
Borla exhaust, rbp black tip
tint, bed liner
2.25 in ready lift leveling kit
18x9 rbp 94r
33x12.5x18 toyo mts
09-17-2009, 11:29 AM #2
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Not knowing what your truck is, it is hard to decide between 4" or 6". From what I've read about the BDS system you would be in good shape with either. If you get a chance, fill out the "Signature" section in the "User CP". That way everyone knows more about your truck.
2010 Z/71 Colorado C/C
Black 4X4 w/5.3L V8
2007 Winnebago Adventurer
w/8.1L Chevy & Allison 6spd.
Canyon Lake, Texas
09-17-2009, 03:02 PM #3
Go with the six inch. When I was working at a truck customizing shop EVERY person who had us install a four inch lift wished they had gone with the six inch.
09-17-2009, 03:58 PM #4
X2 on the 6 inch. I have the same year truck as yours with the BDS 6 inch lift. It is a high clearance lift which is nice!
Bobby - North Carolina
2008 4x4 5.3L V8
6" Suspension Lift and 1.5" Body Lift
20x9 Ballistic Jesters w/35" Toyo Open Country MT's & 1.5" rear wheel spacers
4:56 Yukon Gears
Hypertech Speedometer Calibrator
Baja style bed mount spare tire carrier
Flowmaster 40 series dual exhaust
Recon Smoked LED tails/3rd brake lights/black projectors w/switchback LED's in the corners
N-Fab Nerf Steps
No Fear Pedals
Tint, Line-X bedliner, Window visors, Rear wheel well liners
Painted front grill, bow ties and door badges, de-"lettered" tailgate
Powder coated front and rear bumpers
09-17-2009, 09:17 PM #5
I have a 2002 silverado with the 6.5" high clearance kit, my truck rides better then new, i have 10 ply tires on it, and this suspension gives me a much nicer ride. Plus 6" isn't as tall as you think.
www.youtube.com/ippielb 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 z71 1985 Chevrolet Silverado k10 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500hd 6.6l LLY Duramax 6.5" BDS Suspension Lift Edelbrock Carb & Polished Intake Manifold & Valve Covers NAPC Race Transmission & NAPC Built Transfer Case EFI Live Comp Cam and Valvetrain Snow Performance Methanol Injection 35" Toyo Open Country Mud Terrain on 18" Ion Alloy 179's Headman Long Tube Headers and True Dual Exhaust FASS 150gph Titanium Series Pump AirAid Cold Air Intake with K&N Dry Filter & AirAid PowerAid Throttle Body Spacer 2" Suspension Lift 33x12.50r15 Tires EFI Live & AFE Stage 2 Intake Pacesetter Long Tube Headers with Cats Gone True Dual Exhaust FlowPro 3.73 Gears Yukon Grizzly Locker with Mag-Hytec Cover & Traction Bars NGK Iridium Tips & MSD Ignition Plug Wires Baja Spare Tire Holder 33x13.5 Hankook rt03 18" XD Rims Innovate LC-1 Wideband o2 Sensor x2 HID's all around LED taillights and 3rd brake light BDS Dual Steering Stabilizers Pioneer Double-DIN Touchscreen Navigation with Two 10" Subs under rear seat Electric Fan Autometer Pressure, Boost, and Pyro Gauges 4.56 Gears Airlift Air Bag Suspension
09-17-2009, 11:46 PM #6
im more then satisified with my 4 in rancho suspension. it has a great ride quality and handles well. im hoping to straight axle my truck one day though.
09-18-2009, 02:36 PM #7
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lift 4 or 6
does the lift affect mpg,s very much? thanks,len
09-18-2009, 04:33 PM #8
The higher you go, the more wind resistance is caused thus lowering you mpg. And of course if you add larger, heavier wheels/tires, this will negatively affect your mpg. And also if you will be using mud terrain tires you increase the rolling resistance, which again will negatively affect your mpg. I have 7 1/2 inches of lift, 20 inch rims and 35 inch mud terrain tires with 4.56 gears and I am averaging about 12 to 13 mpg.
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