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Old 12-08-2012, 10:05 PM   eBay Motors  #1 (permalink)
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Why Does My Truck Seem Small?

My truck has the Zone 6: lift with 315/75/16's. I had used the 5" blocks that came with and leveled the truck with them. Tires do not even come close to rubbing anywhere (new or worn out like now). Why does my truck seem so small for a 6" lift?
I have buddies with Pro Comp, BDS, Fabtech and even Rough Country and their 6" lifts look huge to mine. Mine looks not much bigger than your typical leveled truck really

Whats wrong with my truck?
I am gonna add-a-leaf and level the front end to match that little extra height than maybe mine will sit more like a 6" lift

Buddies 2012 Dodge 3500 with 35's sat as high as mine. Other buddies 2011 F350 with a 4.5" lift and 35's is as high as mine. Another buddy has a 06 Cummins with 4" lift and 37's and its as high as mine. Same with another guys 08 F250 leveled on 37's.

I bought a lift to be a decent height and ride better than my old leveling kit. I didnt accomplish anything except my tires sticking way out now
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:11 PM   eBay Motors  #2 (permalink)
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Post some pics of your truck. Maybe you have yours cranked down? Worn out leafs?
I have the 6 inch zone on 37s and I think its pretty big.
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:42 PM   eBay Motors  #3 (permalink)
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See. Yours looks huge compared to mine.
All the lifted trucks ive seen look huge compared to mine
I even did the bumper lift to make it look higher.

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Old 12-08-2012, 10:50 PM   eBay Motors  #4 (permalink)
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all the OBS trucks technically are physically "smaller" than a Powerstroke or Cummins. Now compare a NBS truck with them, now its on par.

I dont think your truck looks small, looks like how a OBS truck should look, lifted.
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:55 PM   eBay Motors  #5 (permalink)
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Boreen, your truck looks really good and definitely not small. Looks lifted to me. But I know what you mean when you compare our obs to the same year or newer f250s and dodge 2500s. My buddies got a 06 mega cab, 6 inches on 37s and its rediculously big. Bigger than mine. gm trucks just sit so low from the factory. My other friends got a f250 leveled on 35s and its pretty beefy. I think a lot of it has to do with the actual body style too. Our trucks are a lot smaller in general compared to other 3/4 tons. But the NBS chevy trucks are definitely beefy.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:33 AM   eBay Motors  #6 (permalink)
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The reason the fords and dodges look taller than outs is because they have a taller/deeper bedside! It makes all the diff in the world in making the truck look bigger!


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Old 12-09-2012, 08:46 AM   eBay Motors  #7 (permalink)
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It's alright man. My last truck was a tundra w/ a 6inch RCD lift with 35 nitto mud grapplers. Sad part about it was my dads lmm had the torsion bars cranked and bigger tires and the trucks were the same height lol
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:27 AM   eBay Motors  #8 (permalink)
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I think the stance of your truck looks killer man! But i can understand how aggervating it is when your truck doesnt have the desired look that you want.


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Old 12-09-2012, 10:32 AM   eBay Motors  #9 (permalink)
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To me it just seems smaller than most 6" lifts on OBS trucks that ive seen. I have buddies with Pro Comp, BDS, Fabtech and Rough Country. ALL of there trucks sit higher than mine or seem to.
I thought the Zone was a bigger true 6" compared to these other brands. One buddy even has a 6" Pro Comp on an LBZ, and runs 20's/37's just fine. I dont even think i could get 37's under my truck the way it sits.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:40 AM   eBay Motors  #10 (permalink)
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instead of trying to eye ball it, why don't you measure the fender height?
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