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1979 One ton lift questions

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by savagek5diesel, Oct 3, 2006.

  1. savagek5diesel

    savagek5diesel 1/2 ton status

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    I bought a '79 one ton 4x4 retired federal truck (more details in sig.). It will be my somewhat tow rig soon enough, but i was looking for lifts and the only company that advertises a 1ton lift is skyjacker. Is the rear spring length longer than a 3/4 ton? I'm wanting 6" with 35's for an aggressive and stout stance, but to still be functional as a tow rig. But one question to add to what combination of lift i get will be is that the cab of the truck sits about a full 1" lower than the bed, chrome trim lines really make it stand out.
    So with your guys' input, i would like to know what combination would you go with? I'm thinking a 4" DIY shackle flip in the rear and keep the extremely stout/huge spring pack the factory sent out on the truck because i know it can handle a load and not squat much, and do maybe a 4, or 5" front spring, along with a 2" body to level the cab and bed back up.
    You guys may have a better combination that i can't think of, or reason why my current thoughts aren't going to perform with what i'm asking the truck to still do. Opinions please guys. Thanks.:D
     
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    savagek5diesel 1/2 ton status

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    oh yeah!

    And i want the truck to roll around on 35's. Any opinions on a good mud tire that can withstand towing? I was just looking at the
    Goodyear Wrangler R/T II Military HUMVEE,HMMWV Tires.
    Anybody know how these tires ride? Noisy at speed?
    Anything besides the $1200 dollar 4 pair of toyo MT's?
     
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    savagek5diesel 1/2 ton status

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    posted earlier this morning....

    i'm hoping this wont get lost in new threads...... posted it way early this morning.
     
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    The springs are the same from 1/2 to 1 ton lift, minus the rears. A 1 ton will have 56s. Only diff in a kit will be the steering. I guess you can get a 4" lift, as 1 tons sit higher than 1/2 and 3/4s, enough to clear 35s.
     
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    Those goodyear hummer tires are stiff, noisy, and vibrate pretty good when cold. other than that they are great. you prob. won't get too many flats with them either. i haven't towed with mine but Imo. bfg muds would be a better choice, or anything radial instead of bias ply.
     
  6. savagek5diesel

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    Yeah, i was just throwin' those military mt's in the picture because they're cheap and most come with a set of H1 rims. I love the BFG muds, and will prolly end up getting a set of those.
     

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