New here..help with lift options
So I just joined the site yesterday. Actually found it by googling pictures of lifts on 2500hd's. Mine is a 2500hd crew cab LTZ gasser. Thought I would just get the front leveled and get slightly larger tires than stock. Well.....I basically got chewed out told how stupid that was, only idiots do that, I'll wreck my front end components, screw the ride up, etc. Had to leave the site due to how nasty it was.
So I'm posting here to say what I would love to do but not sure I can afford it. I contacted a local off road shop. They have been in business for a while, know what they are doing by the amount of people you talk to, they always refer this company. This is all they do, install lifts and do custom fabrication. I got a response back that they can do a leveling kit. Was told the ones they use do NOT over stress the angles on the front end but that a better solution for tires, clearance, ride, and drive would be a 4.5" suspension kit. Specifically the BDS 4.5" kit with fox shocks.
I had also said I wanted to go with black fuel wheels and a 305-50/R20 tire. Nothing to aggressive because it's a daily driver truck that I also use for a part time landscaping business. I was looking at the Mickey Thompson ATZ and have had many sets of the BFG AT's. The Toyo AT's were recommended by the shop. As I'm reading this I'm like...wow, this sounds great...until I got to the final price. Parts, install, tax for the lift, tires and wheels was $6,000. Waaaaay out of my range (for right now at least). I went into this for the leveling kit, wheels, and tires with a $2,500-$3000 budget in mind.
I mean, after thinking about this I should probably just keep putting money aside until I can afford the $6,000 option. I mean, in the long run that seems to be the correct way to do things. I don't want to be impulsive but it's hard looking at some of the trucks on this site.
Also, I had my mind set on a 33" because that's as big as I was told you can go with a leveling kit only. But now....it would probably be better to do the 4.5" BDS in the long run, don't you think a 35" equivalent would look better on the 20" wheel with that 4.5 inches of lift?
What do you guys think of this? Just trying to bounce the ideas off of people with experience to get a general consensus. Thanks!