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Feb. 13, 2016, 11:20 p.m.
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Pfft… :)

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Loving this caddy.

Ive never known what a lifted dually is for - towing massive boats and a load of aggregate up (really freaking wide) jeep trails or just looking like a total badass/dumbass?

Edit: I also don't get this style of tire. I assume you can't air them down much or you'd destroy your fancy rims soooo why low-pro and off-road tread together?

Feb. 14, 2016, 12:15 a.m.
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The spacer lift? No. Look into Bilstein 5100s.

Except this is two different things.
Lift is for a few reasons…but a spacer lift is perfect if a guy wants to retain the factory suspension.
Shock upgrades are for ride performance…they don't lift.(Bilstein is a great choice of course)

Feb. 14, 2016, 1:57 a.m.
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Except this is two different things.
Lift is for a few reasons…but a spacer lift is perfect if a guy wants to retain the factory suspension.
Shock upgrades are for ride performance…they don't lift.(Bilstein is a great choice of course)

Precisely. I don't need to change anything I was just asking if the leveling was for anything other than cosmetic reasons.

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Feb. 14, 2016, 5:03 a.m.
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Except this is two different things.
Lift is for a few reasons…but a spacer lift is perfect if a guy wants to retain the factory suspension.
Shock upgrades are for ride performance…they don't lift.(Bilstein is a great choice of course)

Bilstein 5100 front shocks while offering an improvement over stock shocks also give you the option of 4 different ride heights from stock height up to 2.5". I have them on my Tacoma and have them set at 1.75" which levels out the truck pretty nicely.

Feb. 14, 2016, 12:34 p.m.
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^Oh, it's a coil over style, a strut. Adjustable height, but really, it's a design feature. The 'hard parts' are adjustable, where the coil base sits….A shock is still a shock tho, it doesn't hold up anything.
You would get two features with one part. Height adj and a performance shock.

Feb. 14, 2016, 12:52 p.m.
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Ive never known what a lifted dually is for - towing massive boats and a load of aggregate up (really freaking wide) jeep trails or just looking like a total badass/dumbass?

Edit: I also don't get this style of tire. I assume you can't air them down much or you'd destroy your fancy rims soooo why low-pro and off-road tread together?

That lifted F-550 is obviously so your truck nutz don't drag on the dirt road.

Like this.

Feb. 14, 2016, 12:55 p.m.
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And low profile off-road tires are great for inclines like this one!

Feb. 21, 2016, 7:41 a.m.
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I didn't care about this artical until I read the last paragraph.
The global Ranger is coming back to North AM, and will likely share a chassis with the Bronco reboot.

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Feb. 21, 2016, 11:23 a.m.
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^oh FUCK YEAH Bronco!
Ford effed up by not competing directly with Jeep….not that I actually give a shit what big companies do and I don't buy new…but maybe I would want one when it's 20 yrs old…so they shoulda started making them 10 yrs ago :lol:

Feb. 21, 2016, 11:55 a.m.
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I dunno. Look what Toyota did with the FJ Cruiser. Pretty decent aftermarket support too

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

Nov. 22, 2016, 10:37 a.m.
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Old thread… but what are NBR's thoughts on the ZR2 we should see next year? Capable 4x4 and a 4cly diesel. Is anyone else stoked by the prospect of this unicorn for the North American market?

Nov. 22, 2016, 6:55 p.m.
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Old thread… but what are NBR's thoughts on the ZR2 we should see next year? Capable 4x4 and a 4cly diesel. Is anyone else stoked by the prospect of this unicorn for the North American market?

More like about time….

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Nov. 22, 2016, 7:03 p.m.
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yawn

Nov. 22, 2016, 7:40 p.m.
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I dunno if I'd own a modern diesel anymore.. I do like my 5000 dollar class of beater though.

Ha Ha! Made you look.

Nov. 23, 2016, 12:59 p.m.
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A small diesel truck sounds sexy as hell but sales figures have proven that nobody in america really wants to buy a small hilux or ranger sized truck … they want midsize or f-150

So besides the fact a car company will spend a billion $ to find out they didn't make any $ for their shareholders

run the figures and see if a small diesel doesn't end up costing you mo money?

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