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So here's my deal. I want to lift my '16 Pro4X but I know absolutely nothing about lifted trucks. Maybe you guys can help me out?

I don't do any extreme offroading by any means, but some of the places I like to go camping and fishing require driving over savagely aggressive washboard, deep potholes, gnarly terrain, etc. I want a proper lift that will soak up all that crap, keep me feeling planted, and make my truck sit about 3" higher in the front and 2.5" higher in the back. I don't want spacers or anything, as I'd like something that performs better than stock.

I won't be installing anything myself, but would like to start slowly sourcing parts that I can eventually have installed professionally.

What exactly will need to be done? What parts will I need?

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Add coilovers up front for 3" lift, I personally had very poor performance from Radflos but YMMV. Also add SPC UCAs - bumpy washout roads will kill the PRG uniballs in a hurry. Get custom lift springs in the rear from a local shop. Lift complete, wallet will be empty. You can thank us later.
 

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If you're just looking for lift, see the thread raine quoted.

If you're wanting confidence that you won't damage your truck when in the dirt, you need to slowly drive the area and see if you even touch the undercarriage. if you do, skids.

taller suspension will not guarantee a planted feel or soaking up the bumps. Your ProX already has Bilsteins. Taller suspension, especially 3", will limit down-travel even if you get aftermarket UCAs. If you have a hard-on for spending money, get a full OME suspension, work it and see if you get any hint of CBC (coil bucket contact) It'll give you 1.5-2" lift, good ride. you also will need to consider swaybar delete. Swaybar is the single largest negative impact on "soaking up bumps at any speed" Trade-off is more sway....
 

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First I'll emphasize, read what raine posted, it helped me a lot!

I wanted the same thing in my truck, but for overlanding purposes, 2-3 inch lift all around, and I went with a Old Man Emu (OME) 608 heavy duty lift. It's not hard to do, even if you have no experience at all, there are step by step guides on here, and even full how to videos on YouTube. I would urge you to save the money and do it yourself! Helps you get to k ow your vehicle too! I understand though if you don't have that level of comfort, or even the facilities to accomplish it (I did it in a yard with a floor jack and jack stands) Which ever route you take you will more than get the support you need from this forum! Good luck and safe trails.

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With the HD lift, do you have a winch or heavy bumper? Haul anything heavy in the back?
Have a shrockworks front bumper, and warn m8000. I did get the Dakar leaf springs for the rear, and have a roof top tent in back there, and intend to put a water reservoir where the spare tire is. Without that water weight back there right now though, my rear end is about .5 inches higher than the front, as they are designed for 800 lbs of extra weight, so if you don't intend to put much back there, you probably don't need the Dakar leaf springs. One solution to bypass this though is a .5 inch spacer above the coil overs, but you would need adjustable upper control arms or you would get coil bump on hard impacts.

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