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Old 01-24-2003, 10:49 AM
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Question OT: K.C. area 4x4 shops?

I know there are several members from the Kansas City area.
I need some advice. Can anyone recommend a good 4x4 shop? I have a new 2500HD coming in in 2 weeks, and I want to do an 8" lift with 35" tires and air bags.
And maybe a stereo upgrade.
Oh, and also maybe some paint
Nothing obnoxious, just some really dark purple ghost flames on the factory carbon metallic
I know of some great shops in Phoenix, but that is a hell of a long way from here!
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Haven't been into the offroad thing for a while, but "Chux Trux" seems to have a good reputauion for off road stuff. Lots of instock merchandice and a fairly large installation shop. I'm sure there are others that know of other places or may have some experience with Chux.
We want to see some before & after pics !!!
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Thanks Gordo! I'll try to look that up.
I hope to get some pics of everything, but us farmers aren't real good at umputer stuff, so posting might take a while!
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Any other suggestions?
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I would go with Chux Trux they have two locations now one in Olathe and the other in Independence.
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will the 35's look right with an 8" lift? We just did a 6" lift and 35's on my roomates F350. Dual shocks in the front. The tires look like they could be bigger... I think with an 8" likft you would have to goto a 28" or larger tire for the look to be right...

just my .02...
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I would put a third rec for Chux Trux. I believe they do their installs for lifts and such at the Independence, MO location. Careful though I think some of their stuff is kinda pricey.

KC... BTW Chux now has a third location in Shawnee at Shawnee Mission Pkwy and Metcalf.
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You can easily fit 35's with a 4" on a Dmax truck (with a teeny bit of rubbing only every now and then on the plastic lower bumper piece).

8" lift will need more tire - maybe 39's, IMHO (and a LOT of gear: 5.10:1 maybe).
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Karl just installed a 6" Skyjacker suspension on his 2002 2500HD with 35" procomp tires....it looks just right....a bigger lift may look a little weird....but its all on how you like it i guess....
I'll post some pics of the truck on Monday when i'm back at work....He also had a custom programer done so the computer shifts right with the larger tires...
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