Questions and concerns regarding lifts this big *56k WARN*

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  1. Johnny Chimpo

    Johnny Chimpo New Member

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    i have an 04 Dodge QC Hemi.

    im thinking of getting this lift, but im weary as to what i would be risking going this big.

    what motor/tranny issues should i look out for?
    i dont care about gas mileage, so thats not an issue.

    let me know what you guys think.

    btw this is the Full Throttle Suspension 10" lift on 37's.
    is this truck 2wd or 4wd, i cant see the front pumpkin.

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    FlameRedXJ Professional Lurker!

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    The main thing would probably be brakes not being able to stop it for shit. Also you should re-gear it to gain your power back. Go to dodgetalk.com, to the forums. Guy in there that goes by "CHAUNCY" I think. He has a 3/4 ton hemi with 37's. A couple other guys do too.




    Oh, and do you have any bigger pictures of that truck? :rofl:
     
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    sorry i didnt resize it.

    i always heard that lifting a truck hurts your tranny.
     
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    IFS and big tires don't mix to well. Do a solid axle swap if you wanna run big tires and not have any problems. And your tranny will be hurt if you don't re-gear your truck.
     
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    can you tell me why? (not questioning you knowledge, i really wanna know)

    so thats a 2wd truck in the pic then? cux i know the 4x4 dodge's have a solid front axle.
     
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    Its a 4x4 in the picture. '02 and up Dodge 1500s are IFS. 3/4 ton and 1 ton '03s and up still use solid axle.
     
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    Yes that dodge in the pic is 4x4. The problem with IFS kits is that most of the IFS suspension that your truck comes with isnt built to handle huge tires. When you put on big tires it adds a huge amount of stress to your trucks suspension.

    Many people still choose to do big tires on IFS kits, but be prepared for easier and quicker suspension failures. Most people that I have talked to have a general rule of 35" tire to be the max they would choose to put on a IFS kit.
     
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    so what exactly tends to fail on the IFS fronts?
    what is stressed?
     
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    Most of the time what I have seen fail are the CV joints. Also a lot of the steering components.

    Now granted if your truck is just going to be a street queen, then these problems won't frequent you as often.
     
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    Half shaft will be the first thing to go. But if the install is done right it should be fairly reiable.
     
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    i doubt my truck(2wd) will see much dirt aside from going to the dunes about 5 times a year, at which point it will be parked most of the time.
     
  12. damn pretty boy trucks sittin on the tops of the dunes lookin pretty...

    If I were you, I'd sell the truck and get a 3/4 or 1 ton Dodge 4x4. These trucks have much stronger front axle/suspension that is built stronger. You could probably be able to run at least a 40 inch bogger under there and not have to worry too much about breaking stuff (assuming you re-geared it and all correctly).

    Just my opinion....by the way, I can honestly say I have expeirence with this sort of thing.
     

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