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I just talked to the owner of Indy4x and he quoted me over $500 for a 3" lift kit for my '01 Rodeo Sport. Does that sound pretty darn high to you guys?

I was under the impression all you really need is the coils for the back and cranking your torsion bar, but the owner said you *must* have new shocks too. Just feels pricey.

Really need some experienced thoughts on this... I am way out of my element when it comes to vehicle suspension.
 

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The "must" thing is hit and miss. The new shocks are longer allowing full range of motion on the shock. I ran stock shocks on my VX (mind you they are WAY different than other Isuzu shocks) and stock length ones (maybe they had slightly more travel, they listed them for 0-1" of lift at the time) on my '97 Rodeo with no issues and there are alot of guys on here that ran stock length shocks. The main issue will be extension, with the lift you'll be putting the shock closer to the end of it's travel. You could also shop around and find shocks cheaper (depending on the type you want) or even get just the coils and see how it rides without new shocks. If you like it, leave it. You'll eventually need to replace the shocks and when the time comes get ones with a longer range of travel.
 

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Thanks for the feedback, RamAirZ. What's the worst case if I keep my old shocks... a rough ride? The owner was definite about me having to change the rear shocks (although he admitted I might get by without changing the fronts).
 

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The fronts are fine, your not changing the total range of travel just moving it (unless your modifying your bumpstops or removing them all together, but still, I think stock length would be plenty for the travel up front). The rears, the main issue would be the shocks reaching there limit of extension before your rear suspension. Honestly, I doubt you will even notice it on the road, at least in my experience. The shocks will wear a bit faster in theory since they will be closer to "fully extended" at all times but again, I haven't had any issues in the past but I also changed shocks before they were actually bad. If your current shocks are fine, I say run them. There is a member with some OME 912 springs for sale in the classifieds section so you could pick those up and lift your truck for around $100.
 

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Thanks for the heads-up about the 912s, Ram... I'm on it!

If I get the 912s installed and still want an inch or two lift, that's when I can do a body lift in addition to the OME912s, is that right?
 

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Or lift blocks on the 912s & a little more cranking upfront... Just remember, once you're done lifting, do an alignment or a bj flip + alignment. Don't want to be ruining the shoulders on your front tires.

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Thanks for the heads-up about the 912s, Ram... I'm on it!

If I get the 912s installed and still want an inch or two lift, that's when I can do a body lift in addition to the OME912s, is that right?
Nope just pickup some spacers for coilspring ~$50 shipped to you,the 912's will be enough tho' after that on your amigo the "thud" from your track bar(drvside) hitting gas tank will annoy you so bad you'll then need a "bent" upper link.....this is what starts the "I need this and this......you buy a welder and grinder...etc....etc.... :lol:

Now after you sort out suspension and you just want to be "bigger" than yes...next mod 3" B/L....it really is a visciuos cycle :?
 

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Haha! That should probably strike fear into my heart, yet strangely, it just makes me feel good that if I want more lift, I don't have to toss my coils out!

Maybe I am hooked already?
 
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