Questions to ask shop to do lift kit

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As a newbie and inexperienced I'm wondering if anyone has some good questions I should be asking shops before selecting said shop to do my lift kit.

Any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
 

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See if they’ll do a cab mount chop at the same time.
I definitely will. I've heard different things here about a CMC with respect to affecting the trucks overall front impact rating. Is there a "right" way to do this CMC without affecting the impact safety?
 

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I haven’t heard anything about it affecting anything. All it is is the removal of some metal that surrounds the cab mount bushing.
 

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I haven’t heard anything about it affecting anything. All it is is the removal of some metal that surrounds the cab mount bushing.
Okay, thanks. I don't know much. I just read somewhere on here about the CMC affecting front impact safety. I'm sure it has to do with how this is done. Ugh.....so much to learn.
 

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The cab mount sticks out and forward as much as it does to stop the front tire/wheel from getting pushed into the footwell in a frontal crash. Cut the mount and remember not to crash. At least in the front, crash the other sides all you want...... :rolleyes:
 

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The cab mount sticks out and forward as much as it does to stop the front tire/wheel from getting pushed into the footwell in a frontal crash. Cut the mount and remember not to crash. At least in the front, crash the other sides all you want...... :rolleyes:
Hmmmm.....not as daring and reckless as I used to be. Call me old and more careful these days. Has anyone heard of a safe way to do make more room with the cab mount? I've glossed over something about a cab mount relocation but didn't read about it. Does this retain front impact protection?
 

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Hmmmm.....not as daring and reckless as I used to be. Call me old and more careful these days. Has anyone heard of a safe way to do make more room with the cab mount? I've glossed over something about a cab mount relocation but didn't read about it. Does this retain front impact protection?
No it won’t. Only way to retain the factory crash safety is to keep it factory. A cmc will still stop the wheel in the event of a crash. 98% of us won’t need to relocate the cab mount to fit the tires we want. A cmc will be plenty. And depending on the tire size and your caster you might not even need to do a cmc
 

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No it won’t. Only way to retain the factory crash safety is to keep it factory. A cmc will still stop the wheel in the event of a crash. 98% of us won’t need to relocate the cab mount to fit the tires we want. A cmc will be plenty. And depending on the tire size and your caster you might not even need to do a cmc
Thanks for the reply, good info. I'm planning an ICON stage 10 suspension lift with billet UCA's on 285/70R/17 so I'm thinking if anything I'll just need a CMC if that.
 
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