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2wd Lift Info!

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First and foremost, lifting your truck will cost you more money than you think it will especially if you offroad this more and not just street queen. Howver, if this is just street driven with slight trailing/offroading then you'll be OKAY for the most part depending on what was done and whatnot.

If you are poor, broke, not enough income and able to spend from nothing to $500, DO NOT LIFT YOUR TRUCK!!!

You are better off saving your money on future truck problem, life situation, bills or anything important that won't require you to go back to stock and sell the parts which will be losing money and time wasted other than enjoying the lift stance/prerunner built.

Here's a quick example of me lifting the truck and offroading with problems

Pretty much said above but brake line go for $30 to $100 new and depending on DOT hose or SSB hose.

I recommend Bilstein shocks.

I recommend shackle before AAL unless you haul loads.

I recommend above before flip axle over leaf unless you don't mind more wheel hop.

If you're just wanting little lift because you're broke. DON'T BUY ANY OF ABOVE!

Save your money for repairs if it occur to your truck. At almost every 3rd or 4th offroad trip, something weak breaks and require fixing.

I'm on second set of lift spindle
2 tires poked to flat
1 tire slight poked but thin enough to use tire repair
Uca bushings went to shit and replaced all of them 2 or 3 times.
Uca mount twisted
#6 injector went out, replaced entire assembly
Coil went out
Tie rod bent and nearly ripped off
Tailgate flew off and dragged all over
Cab to bed frame tweaked
Motor mount ripped
Trans mount torned
I'm on about 3rd alignment
Coil spring sagged
Air bag module don't work
Busted up wheel bearing which cause replacing of rotor, spindle shaft Bent/stripped, abs sensor and couple others
Excessive body damage and desert pinstriping, scratches
Busted brake line
Ripped front valance
Bent bumper bracket
Balljoint replacing(I used Extreme duty but needed money so I got boot to rip and then replace them with heavy duty and cash back, and now I replace them every oil change, finally upsizing back to Extreme/Moog)

Couple more I haven't listed, that's treating the truck like a TT.

With all money spent, I could've saved up and get LT and prevent a lot of issue with better riding and more bracing.

If you are not mechanically inclined then even MORE reaon for you NOT to do anything to your truck except for typical maintaince or repairs/replace needed.

Shop can charge you from $250-$1000+ from whatever is ruined, broken from offroading or bad install which set you back even worse than it could've been if you just saved your money.

This is expensive hobby if you want to do more than street driving and drive it hard offroading.

However, if this is something you can afford to buy and able to have money leftover for repairs/replace that will occur at any given moment, then procede to next post.

Otherwise keep on dreaming and save your money so it'll be done good and well with no issues.
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.... then procede to next post.
I'll update this later on and get all information up for a permanent thread to post this link on newbie's thread. :tup:

i lol'd
mine are AIM as well, i put them on a while ago and have had no problems, check my thread \/ for details if you want, but like i said no problems

edit: well, one SMALL problem, if you run 31x10.5 tires they might rub your UCA, like this > http://www.s10forum.com/forum/f30/project-sinoma-433674/index7.html#post7453550
click here for the solution to the rubbing > http://www.s10forum.com/forum/f30/project-sinoma-433674/index8.html#post7463599
Thanks, ill take that as a compliment lol
all i know is mine are 5 inches over stock
blocks wont lift the back of an s10, they will only lower it, best bet for the front is lift spindles
Just so everyone knows, if you do SOA, stock shocks ARE long enough. even if you weld or otherwise add new shock mounts to the under side of the axle tubes.
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