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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-25-2018, 11:45 AM Thread Starter
 
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7" FTS lift for stock

I just picked up a 2006 GMC Sierra Duramax. It has a 7" FTS lift on it. I don't like that look for the truck so I'd like to trade for stock parts or a Zone Off-road 3" kit + cash. Below is the link to the exact kit.

http://ftskits.com/2001-2010-7-chevy...r-springs.html
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-05-2018, 01:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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I am looking for the Cognito UCA leveling kit, so I would trade straight up for that kit with the stock parts.

This FTS kit is nice because you don't have to cut the diff or cross member.
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Personally I would just use stock torsion keys and pull the bolts and take out the rear lift block. Should sit like a leveled truck and your front end angles would be perfecto

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Personally I would just use stock torsion keys and pull the bolts and take out the rear lift block. Should sit like a leveled truck and your front end angles would be perfecto
The rear is lifted with new leafs, no blocks. This is my first truck, I'm coming from modifing cars, so I'm new to different components in truck suspension.

If I were to get stock leafs for the rear and stock keys, I should be able to lower it substantially? I believe the diff was dropped as part of the kit, I won't need to change this back to factory?
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you cant just return to stock... They have to the lower cross member out and replace it with a new drop cross member. There is a company I believe that had some sort of fix around this but i forget what it was. Best bet is to trade or buy a 4 inch lift that comes with a cross member, back the torsion bolts all the way out, and maybe a 1-2 inch block in the rear. Good luck!

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you cant just return to stock... They have to the lower cross member out and replace it with a new drop cross member. There is a company I believe that had some sort of fix around this but i forget what it was. Best bet is to trade or buy a 4 inch lift that comes with a cross member, back the torsion bolts all the way out, and maybe a 1-2 inch block in the rear. Good luck!
I would be replacing the cross member that comes with the kit with a stock one.
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The rear is lifted with new leafs, no blocks. This is my first truck, I'm coming from modifing cars, so I'm new to different components in truck suspension.

If I were to get stock leafs for the rear and stock keys, I should be able to lower it substantially? I believe the diff was dropped as part of the kit, I won't need to change this back to factory?
Yes, that would lower it to somewhere around a 4 inch lift i assume. My friend had a 7-9 adjustable FTS kit on his LMM and he did the same as what I said and it looks like a leveled truck. Not sure why you doont have blocks but the stocks leafs should work.

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I would be replacing the cross member that comes with the kit with a stock one.
So you will be welding the frame back in? There is nothing stock to replace with

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