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Question Help! I Need a Suspension Lift Kit

Hey guys! I've been looking all around for a 3" lift kit, suspension not body. Rancho used to make em, but now they're discontinued. Anyone know of anywhere else? I gotta 2002 4.7 Quad Cab that I want lifted by summer.

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only size suspension lift for our trucks is 5.5 and 6.5 and the 6.5 isn't that great of quality. why do you need suspension and not body? Just curious.


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Personally, I think a body lift is somewhat pointless other then for cosmetics or bigger tires. I kinda want a tad more ground clearance. I also own a 91 z71 with a 9" total suspension/body lift, damn thing wont fit in the garage. Who has the 5.5? I think I saw trailmasters or tuff country, but they wernt for my year... Thanks for your help!
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Airbaggit.com has the 6" Truck'in Suspension lift kit.

AirBagIt.com - Air Suspension Kits, Mini-Truck Parts, Sport Compact Parts! Airride, Airsprings, Towing Kits, Lambo Vertical Doors, Airbags.

I wouldn't recommend the kit though. It takes a lot of fabrication to make it fit right. They're disclaimer on the kit is a hoot to read. I'll see if I can find and post it for ya.

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Found it ...

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Disclaimer Notice: Installing this suspension system on any vehicle implies that you are in agreement with the following terms and conditions with respect to that vehicle, the vehicle owner, and any or all occupants of said vehicle at any time:

Truckin Suspension is not responsible, and cannot be held responsible for any conditions of said vehicle including, but not limited to the following:
1) Any and all adverse behavior, premature failure, or breakage caused by oversized tires and wheels, improper installation, failure to follow instructions, or any general negligence caused by installer or owner of said vehicle.
2) Any breakage or premature failure caused by racing or driver negligence.
3) ANY incident determined to be caused by an increase height in said vehicles center of gravity.
4) ANY incident determined to be caused by improper installation.
5) ANY incident determined to be caused by a failure of materials.

Truckin Suspension is to be held harmless by the installer of this lift kit, owner of said vehicle, ANY occupants of said vehicle, and any parties related directly or indirectly to said vehicle or owner of said vehicle. Truckin Suspension is to be held harmless by all parties mentioned during the course of any and all circumstances or incidence resulting from the installation of this lift kit.

Truckin Suspension offers this kit strictly as a visual improvement of said vehicle over the factory aesthetics. The fact that the suspension system works and functions well is incidental, and it is not the intention of Truckin Suspension that said vehicle be modified for use on public highways sanctioned by the Department of Transportation, or any state or local governing body. Vehicle owner accepts sole responsibility for ensuring that said vehicle is not in violation of local, state, or federal laws or vehicle code. Please check local vehicle laws and regulations before modifying your vehicle.

By Installing This Kit or having this kit installed on your vehicle, you are implying that
you agree to the above terms and conditions. Please do not install this system if you do not agree.
The good stuff is in red.

- Failure and breakage caused by oversized tires? Really? Why else would you install a lift kit?

- Not liable for the failure of their materials? That certainly implies a lot of faith in their product doesn't it?

- Strictly a visual improvement? If it works then that's just a coincidence? LOL Wow!!

Lastly a testimonial from a guy who works for a 4x4 shop and installed one on a Dakota.

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Hey all. I wanted to chime in on the lift talk. I used to run an offroad shop and then went in and did fabwork (bumpers, cages, and suspensions) on my own for a while. (I'll try to get some pictures up if I can later of the stuff I made).

First I will agree that the Truckin kits sucks. I can tell you this from installing one myself. Nothing lines up well, the kit needed to be heavily modified just to be installed, and the components break very easily. The truck we installed on was a pavement pounder, and it still did not hold up. Their modifications to make the rack and pinion still work was poorly designed at best and dangerous at worst. It left the steering with spots where it was very hard to turn. Customer support was poor, and we ended up modifying the kit and redesigning some of the parts at our expense just to keep the customer happy.

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LMAO! Well I guess that IS an option, just not one I'll take a crack at. You were right, the highlights in red were the best!

I still appreciate all the help I can get, I'm a new Dakota owner an other then searching online, I have no idea where to turn...
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I think Rancho still makes one for the 02 but its about $1900 for 3". I was on the website yesterday. It was at truckaddons.com website.
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Probably never updated their website because I know that Rancho doesn't make a kit for a Dakota anymore. Wouldn't hurt to ask if they have any in stock but I wouldn't be too hopefull.

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Actually, for the 2000+ guys Rancho was the only company that made a suspension lift for us. The 5.5" and 6.5" lifts weren't made for the dakotas with Rack and pinion steering. So as far as a lift it's pretty hard to find anything for your truck. You could get a custom job but be ready to spend the green...

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a suspension lift isnt really going to give you anymore ground clearance. thats all going to come from bigger tires either way.


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