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    cheapest way to get a small lift?

    I have the 84 ram 50 4x4 2.6 blah blah blah. I just want to lift her like three inches. i heard that suspension is a pain in the ass with the IFS so body lift is ideal? I already have springs, leafs for the rear. should I just body lift the B***h and call her good? acuta73 lifted his I believe but I can't see how in his pics.

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    Mine is not lifted yet, just running larger than stock tires (not by much). As far as cheap, yes, body lift is probably easiest but not particularly ideal. Best is both some body and some suspension, IMHO. Too much body lift can be a pain in the ass as far as your steering goes and cheap blocks will cause nightmares.

    To get my suspension lift, I will be using longer upper control arms, some extra twist in the torsion bars, and going spring-over on the rear axle. May need an add-a-leaf as well. Aside from new torsion bars, none of that is very expensive, however it WILL require a shit-ton of work.

    PowerRam348 has his lifted, Rickdees also had his lifted. Perhaps one or both will chime in as to how they went about it.

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    I got my 2" body lift kit years ago from a guy who designs them. He is better known for his Toyota kits but he does have custom kits for both the MM and the Montero. No hockey pucks here; grade 8 bolts and quality spacers. His name escapes me, I think it was Don Brown? I found him through pirate4x4.com. He has a web site and secure ordering. I'll post it when I find it as a link.
    The body lift with a small 1- 2" TB crank was ideal. I still had to hammer back some protrusions in the inner fender well and trim a couple inches off the lower curve front and rear of the stock fender for clearance. I have 32" mud tires, actually 235/85- 16" on 16 x 7" rims. They are more narrow than most 33" tires and don't tear up the hubs and CV axles. I strongly recommend this size over the usual 33 x 10 15" tires.

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    Found a link for that same guy a while back, then lost it. Think you got the name close, but not right. Will see if I can find him again, too. And yeah, found the link on pirate4x4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acuta73 View Post
    Found a link for that same guy a while back, then lost it. Think you got the name close, but not right. Will see if I can find him again, too. And yeah, found the link on pirate4x4.
    I found him. he's Roger Brown in CA. His web company is 4x4crawler.com. I'll post a link to the specific page after I post this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whitelespaul View Post
    I found him. he's Roger Brown in CA. His web company is 4x4crawler.com. I'll post a link to the specific page after I post this.
    My bad. the link is: http://4crawler.com/4x4/forsale/monterobodylift.shtml

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    Linky no worky.

    http://www.4crawler.com/4x4/ForSale/BodyLiftKit.shtml

    Mebbe that one will work, just the home page, though.

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    I just ordered a set of his lift blocks for my RWD gen 1. He had them ready in 2 days. I gotta go pick them up. $50 for six 2 inch cab lift blocks (outta some whiz bang material that mortals don't understand) plus a full set of eurethane mounts (around $100) to smooth out the sierra corduroy I live on.
    His email: sales@4crawler.com

    Teaser for 4x2 gen 1 guys, I've cooked up some front lift coil springs that are very nice and new. Will be checking for interest in the future.

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    know anything about getting smoother ride after cranking to tortion bars all the way now shocks serve no purpose bolts fell out and they just hang the fron end is as hard as a rock and i run 33 inch tires... truck was like this when i bought it i wanna crank them back down an possible put 31's on it any suggestions to help my ride quality maybe a larger after market shock????? if i can find one to match dont know much about these trucks but parts are hard to find love the truck thow 30mpg 4x4

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