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Okay well im lookin to finally lift my 03 Z71 and was wondering if it is worth the money and what makes this lift better than the others?? :bowtie:
 

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From what I've seen and heard the CST is an awesome kit it has a one-piece sub frame that is very strong. Whether or not its worth the money is really up to you, if you wanna pay the extra money for the CST kit go for it. CST was on the top of my list for kits I was considering but I have decided to go with a pro comp kit instead when I lift mine. I’m not a ‘hardcore’ off roader and I think the pro comp kit will hold up just as well as the CST for what I’ll be using it for.

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CST is a awesome kit, but expensive, when it comes down to it, do you really need it, but hell if you got the money then might as well.
 

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CST is very strong and durable so you could take it out and get some good offroading in without busting your trucks nuts. But like the others said its a lot of cash.
 

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CST makes a great kit. Very well designed and built.
But the only person that can say if it is worth the money or not is you.
You get what you pay for!
 

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Well the only reason I was wondering was because I have a 3" body and I want a Fabtech, but I didnt know if I can clear 36's with a spindle type lift without cranking. If anyone has any pics or info on this setup please let me know.
Thanks guys...oh yea by the way it is a NBS :shake:
 

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Well the only reason I was wondering was because I have a 3" body and I want a Fabtech, but I didnt know if I can clear 36's with a spindle type lift without cranking. If anyone has any pics or info on this setup please let me know.
Thanks guys...oh yea by the way it is a NBS :shake:
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6" CST + 3" bl and 36x14.5 PJ Dirt Grips :head:
 

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its a great kit, but IMO its not worth the money. 3 grand for a 6 inch lift after everything??? totally overpriced
 

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No way it costs three grand. Performancelifts.com has them for $2300 with shocks and a front driveshaft.
well i was thinkin with tax and installation.
 

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Okay well can I run 36's with a Fabtech without cranking the crap out of the torsion bars???
 

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Well I already have a 3" body and 35's so it would actually be pointless to get 6 more inches and run the same tires dont you think?? :bawl:
 

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you cannot crank a fabtech lift :read:

your CV joints would be running at such large angles they would just break.

imo 35s look like crap with only a 3 inch body lift. 35s on 16x10s with 9 inches of lift actually looks really good. what kind of wheels do you have now?
 

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right now I have 16x8 American Racing and i really like the way that my truck looks but I have the torsion bars cranked to much, I think. So would it look better if I kept 35's or if I got like a full throttle or pro comp and ran 36's?? :insane:
 

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its a great kit, but IMO its not worth the money. 3 grand for a 6 inch lift after everything??? totally overpriced
It's quotes like these that give people the wrong impression and if you are including tax and install in your 'estimated' cost let others know so they don't take it out on context like everyone did.

To set the record straight from here on out yes the CST kit use to be atleast a $1000 more than another other kit on the market but if you compare the basic CST kit with any other kit on the market the price is only a couple hundred dollars more. If you can't spend a couple hunred dollars more than you probably shouldn't own a $30k truck let alone be lifting one. With that said the CST can still run in excess of $1000 or more than other kit when you purchase all the options(dual shocks hoops, upper control arms, rear springs, reservoir shocks, rear dual shocks, skidplate, etc) but then your comparing apples to oranges because not many companies offer as many add ons as CST.

For those of you that have been misinformed email [email protected] and he will set you straight.
 

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nah your truck does look pretty good actually. but the tires look overstuffed imo. just not my favorite look. you must have those bars cranked up alot cuz it looks tall!

for as much as CST costs, i would personally just go for a big lift myself like cognito. just my opinion
 

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I ran a fabtech and body lift on 37's on my last Z71. They rubbed a bit. And you can crank a fabtech. Its just like RCD, RANCHO, lots of people do it and are just fine. I also ran 36-14.50 on 16x10 with my fabtech and body. Loved it, and i didnt go easy on the truck and never had one problem whatso ever. I recomend fabtech to anyone. But the procomp is much better since its a full drop. I would run procomp or one of the bigger lifts. JMO

Pics of my last truck

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Clearance

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