from lifted to Bagged!!!!!!

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  1. yates

    yates GMFS Member

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    I had a bagged 4wd, didn't lay frame though.
     
  2. Phildirt

    Phildirt n. fil-dert.

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    I don't doubt its cool/you can do it and if you're starting from scratch it's probably not a horrible idea. My point was I'm not sure buying a $1500 lift, having it installed, taking it back off and trying to sell it to buy another $1500 suspension setup makes much sense but to each their own. I'm thinking if I wanted a lowered burb I'd trade mine for a 2wd static dropped or stock one and go from there. But then I don't have the whole "need 4wd for snow" reasoning here in FL. And definitely not knocking a lifted 2wd, I've been there done that but got stuck a lot lol.
     
  3. Graystone

    Graystone Mmm Sandwich

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    His wasn't lowered fyi
     
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    i run a strut a bag on a 2wd tho,they'll fit on 4x4 for sure.
     
  5. yates

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    Picture from the front of my old Yukon

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  6. Cel81xtreme

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    If you talk to Cody at unparalleled and use his kit, he might be able to accomadate using a strut bag. We are working on a kit for my truck now actually.

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  7. Cel81xtreme

    Cel81xtreme GMFS Member

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    Here's what I have currently laying frame with camber (not for long)

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  8. Tukn4s

    Tukn4s I likez Suspensionz

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    in GMT900 platform vehicles, 2wd or 4wd makes no difference in frames. They're the same. going through the selling/buying or trading process for a vehicle that is up to par with your vehicle isn't always as easy especially if the vehicle has extra touches that would also have to be redone. if the truck was GMT800 platform then I'd definitely recommend finding a truck, but since the OP's truck is a GMT900, the physical frames will give him no advantages. the only advantage he could possibly have switching to a 2wd is no transfer case.

    Still in GMT900 chassis the frame rails are not flat across the bottom. if you set the frame on the ground at the rear of the cab on a crewcab and make the truck level, the frame at the front of the cab will be ~13/16" off the ground. If you leave the transmission crossmember untouched and lay it on the ground and make the truck level, then the rear section of the frame will be up ~3/8". The point being, unless he's going to go through the sectioning and crossmember modifications to bring the truck down an extra 3/8" and constantly be dragging the truck, then he won't have an issue with the transfer case.

    The frame section is why almost every 07-13 truck you see is tucking ~1.25" more in the rear
     
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    Phildirt n. fil-dert.

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    I think OP left the forums when someone called his old lady a cunt lol.
     
  10. Cel81xtreme

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    tuff crowd huh?
     
  11. sierra_Beast

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    no I didn't leave. I'M still here I have been busy with work, I have two jobs I am Law Enforcement and also own a gun shop Goliatharmament.com and yes I am aware of all of the work involved. I am still waiting on parts, so as soon as I get my parts from nfamus I can start. I have been calling to find out about how long till I get my order but I imagine they are busy so we will see when parts start arriving.

    The waiting game sucks!!!!!!!!
     
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    Yea I will give him a call it might make life easier having a bag on strut if it can be done correctly without camber.
     
  13. Steve

    Steve I don't own a lowrider

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    How much camber do you have with this setup? Looks pretty interesting.
     
  14. Cel81xtreme

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    Too much :)

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    Steve I don't own a lowrider

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    Yes 26s.
    24s is a the minimum wheel size for a full size IMO :)
     
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    looks good, I like it. I hate waiting for parts I did however get all of my air management installed over the weekend so now I am just waiting on the front and rear kits.
     
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    From where?
     
  19. Steve

    Steve I don't own a lowrider

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    Yes, these trucks swallow up wheels, that is for sure. 24 to 26 is a big different though in overall tire size :)

    Do you get decent lift with your setup? Which shockwaves and mounts did you go with? Sorry to hijack the thread, just curious.
     
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    Custom made.
    I can lay front and pick it up enough to drive and turn.

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