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    Whats the easiest/cheapest way to get 2", maybe 3", of lift on an '04 2500hd without getting a body lift?

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    a bodylift will be the cheapest.



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    Quote Originally Posted by kburb View Post
    a bodylift will be the cheapest.
    He's right. A body lift is the cheapest way to lift a truck two or three inches.
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    He said without getting a body lift. The easiest way would be to get new torsion keys and rear lift blocks. New keys will give you 2"-3" and block size depends on what look you want, level or factory rake. Keys can be had from $60 to $230 depending on brand and blocks with U- bolts should be around $100. I chose Pro - Comp torsion keys, I think ypou can get them at stylin' concepts for $219 and I got 3" lift blocks from Fat Bob's Garage for around $100


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    Sweet, thanks for the links adampaul. I think im def gonna go with the new keys. What are the pros/cons of add-a-leaf vs blocks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hdb0002 View Post
    Sweet, thanks for the links adampaul. I think im def gonna go with the new keys. What are the pros/cons of add-a-leaf vs blocks?
    Add-a-leaves will stiffen the spring giving a stiffer ride and a little more payload capacity, blocks will just make it sit higher with same ride and capacity.
    Last edited by adampaul1964; 05-20-2010 at 09:17 PM.
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    Agreed with adampaul, but I would just go with an add-a-leaf over a block. A block causes more axle wrap and does nothing for your payload or anything. An extra leaf will add payload capacity and help support the stock springs while still giving lift.
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    X2 what AdamPaul1964 and Pete95Sierra said.

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    Yeah I think im gonna go with the keys and add-a-leaf. I found this:

    http://www.suspensionconnection.com/...ml?id=F4uP24Md

    seems a little cheap though. Is it a good quality kit?

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    Yeah I think im gonna go with the keys and add-a-leaf. I found this:

    http://www.suspensionconnection.com/...ml?id=F4uP24Md

    seems a little cheap though. Is it a good quality kit?

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