Re: Suspension or Body Lift?
heres my 4x2. in the first photos im running bilstein 5100's in the front with 4x4 coils and struts in the rear for about .75" of lift in the back and 2" to 2.5" in the front. this would cost you about $300.
in the last 2 photos im running ICON stage 2 extended travel CO's in the front and ICON springs and struts in the rear. this will cost you about $2500 with ICON UCAs or $2000 with Total Chaos UCAs.
you cant do this with a body lift alone (although suspension lift + body lift gives room for bigger tires and adds performance)
in all these photos im running stock size 265s but you could go up to 285. any bigger and you will have rubbing issues and/or fender bulges with a 3" lift. not saying you cant go larger but if you do and you expect to bomb through the desert and not see fender bulges, youre mistaken. IMO, if you dont want to spend a lot, go with an OME lift all around or do what I did starting out, bilstein 5100 up front and 4x4 suspension in the back. if you want a good performance lift then go with ICON, SAW, King, or maybe fox but expect to spend $1500 on up. with a body lift you wont get any performance gains, youll just be able to fit bigger tires.
4x2 black diamond, "Shadow"
1992 Ninja ZX7R K2
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Last edited by rider77; 01-25-2010 at 11:03 AM.