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    So i have a 2004 sierra extended cab 2wd and im looking into different lift kits right now. I would like to have a lift around 6"-9" and im also on a slight budget. If so, i would like your input on good lift and shock combos. i would like to run resevior shocks if possible and 35" toyo m/t's. Any help would be much appreciated. thanks!

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    Never owned a 2wd so i cant suggest a good lift kit for you since it is completely different than the 4wd in the front end. However i do know that someone makes 4"lift spindles for a 2wd dont think they get larger than that. But if you get a 4'' suspension lift and 3 inch body lift that will give you enough room to run your 35's. Your gearing is another issue. Your rear differential is going to work hard to push that weight you want to look at re gearing. It isnt just a matter of slapping on a lift kit and tires and calling it a day unless a day is all you plan on driving it.
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    In 2004 GM 1/2 tons came with either springs or torsen bars on there 2wd trucks. Fabtech makes a 7" lift for either front ends. You can see it on the website, FabtechMotorsports.com

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    Here are a few to check out from some reputable companies for your truck:

    BDS makes a 6 inch lift for your truck:
    http://www.bds-suspension.com/kits/157H

    Fabtech has a 7 inch:
    http://www.fabtechmotorsports.com/ap...9-05c1500.html

    Skyjacker has a 6 inch:
    http://www.skyjacker.com/products/pr..._submodel=BASE


    Search google, Im sure you should be able to find more than the few I listed. As already mentioned though, you need to consider re-gearing with 35's. Since you have a 2wd you only have to re-gear the rear which will be a lot cheaper than re-gearing a 4x4.

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    20x9 Ballistic Jesters w/35" Toyo Open Country MT's & 1.5" rear wheel spacers
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    Tint, Line-X bedliner, Window visors, Rear wheel well liners
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    Powder coated front and rear bumpers

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    i had a 2006 2wd with a 4.3 L with a fabtech lift... the guy i bought it from said it was 6" but the guy that installed it said it was 7" so not really sure... but i had this suspension lift and a 3" body lift with 4:10 gears in it and 35" nitto mud grapplers on 20" boss rims... before the gears it would not even pull the tires after the re-gear it hauled a 6000 K trailer with ease! deffinately will need gears... might not need the body lift to be able to fit 35's but it might be close...
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    i was lookin at the fab tech's they looked like the best to me

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    Thanks for all the input! and my front end has springs. I know when i lift it i get new springs, but will I be able to use shocks with resivoirs like the bilstein's or MX-6's? And what's the best gearing ratio with a 7" lift?

    6" RCD Kit
    18" KMC Hoss wheels
    35" Toyo Open Country M/T's
    Flowmaster Force II Cat-Back S.O.S. exhaust
    K&N Filter
    Alpine CDA-9886
    2 10" Pioneer TS-SW2501S4
    Kicker door speakers all around
    1200Watt amp running the subs
    600Watt amp running the door speakers
    De-Letter
    Black GMC Logo
    HID lows and fogs
    Tint: 5% rear, 20% front

    Future upgrades:
    Edge Programmer
    Cold Air Intake
    Silverado SS rear bumper

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    I had the mx6 shocks on my last truck, and they were a very smooth riding shock depending on what setting youj put them on. Also I was running 5.13 richmonds on my truck, with a 6" lift and 35" tires and it ran like a dog. I would say don't go higher than a 4.88, and my lift was a pro comp by the way.
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    Don't judge your gearing by your lift size, you need to judge it by your tire size. With 35's I would go with 4.56's or 4.10's if you drive mostly highway.

    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
    K&N CAI
    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

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