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2 1/2 Ton Rockwell Axles???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by OffRoader93, Aug 25, 2003.

  1. OffRoader93

    OffRoader93 1/2 ton status

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    How much lift would an 81 K20 need to fit Rockwells under it? Thanks...
     
  2. Shaggy

    Shaggy 3/4 ton status

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    <font color="green"> When I looked into it a few years ago, I determined that you would need a minimum of about 10" lift springs to get the toploading 3rd member to clear the engine and crossmember in the front. You'd also need to lower the bumpstops a bit to avoid smashing the axle into the engine during suspension compression. </font>
     
  3. BlueBlazer

    BlueBlazer 1/2 ton status

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    I believe Steve Sharp (not a member of this site) runs his with only 4 or 5 inches of lift with very little uptravel due to lowered bumpstops. Someone who has seen his rig in person could elaborate more on this.
     
  4. BigOrange90Jimmy

    BigOrange90Jimmy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I did some figuring when I was planning on it, and figured that if I tucked the entire engine, tranny, tcase up into the body more, I could get away with about a 6" lift with plenty of clearance.
     
  5. SkulzNBonz

    SkulzNBonz 1/2 ton status

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