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Old 02-24-2014, 10:03 PM   #1
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Question 6" Lift for 4x4 auto / AWD

ok, So, I am having a hard time here. I can find lifts, I can find those for the 4x4, and a few less for 4+ inches (prefer a 6") but one of my big issues is that when I look farther into it all I'm finding several that apparently do not work with the higher trims that come with the 4x4a/awd transfer case.

responses I've gotten so far from the MFGs
Rancho - does not fit the front differential
Skyjacker - does not fit the AWD system
Mcgaughy - it will fit, but you need to upgrade the front drive shaft to prevent vibrations? to what?

I really prefer to be able to use the stock 20" wheels if at all possible so I can split up the costs a bit between wheels/tires and the lift.... or maybe spacers?

Either way I'm at a loss. I would like more than what coilovers can do (3") but am having an issue with finding something quality, not stupid expensive and works with the 4x4a awd system. Does anyone have any insight?
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ok, So, I am having a hard time here. I can find lifts, I can find those for the 4x4, and a few less for 4+ inches (prefer a 6") but one of my big issues is that when I look farther into it all I'm finding several that apparently do not work with the higher trims that come with the 4x4a/awd transfer case.

responses I've gotten so far from the MFGs
Rancho - does not fit the front differential
Skyjacker - does not fit the AWD system
Mcgaughy - it will fit, but you need to upgrade the front drive shaft to prevent vibrations? to what?

I really prefer to be able to use the stock 20" wheels if at all possible so I can split up the costs a bit between wheels/tires and the lift.... or maybe spacers?

Either way I'm at a loss. I would like more than what coilovers can do (3") but am having an issue with finding something quality, not stupid expensive and works with the 4x4a awd system. Does anyone have any insight?
I've got a BDS 6" lift on my 2013 Platinum with the Fox coil overs. It works fine with my factory 20's in the winter with 35's.
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wow, that is exactly what I am looking for. I wonder if you can get the standard 6" lift and add the coilovers later. I'l contact the MFG and see whats up. Also, just to confirm you have the 4x4a setting? How do you like the BDS lift? any regrets?
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wow, that is exactly what I am looking for. I wonder if you can get the standard 6" lift and add the coilovers later. I'l contact the MFG and see whats up. Also, just to confirm you have the 4x4a setting? How do you like the BDS lift? any regrets?
I have 2013 with 4A and standard 6 inch BDS lift no problems.You can upgrade it later. BDS is very well put together ,looks awesome and drives like stock .

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Anyone else have the 4x4a with a lift that can chime in other than BDS?
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I have a RCX lift on my 2012 platty. 6". Front has bilsteins set at 1.5". No problems at all here
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I have a RCX lift on my 2012 platty. 6". Front has bilsteins set at 1.5". No problems at all here
How does it ride with the bilsteins? I've been thinking about adding a set of coilovers/shocks to my 6" RCX.
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How does it ride with the bilsteins? I've been thinking about adding a set of coilovers/shocks to my 6" RCX.
Rides great! I'm gonna upgrade to coil overs at some point, just have some other things I wanna get done first
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Rides great! I'm gonna upgrade to coil overs at some point, just have some other things I wanna get done first
Awesome, I'll have to look into it !
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