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2 inch body lift question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by eshorvath, Jul 11, 2004.

  1. eshorvath

    eshorvath 1/2 ton status

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    Im debating on giving my k-5 an additional 2 inches by doing a body lift. besides putting in the 2 inch spacers, what else is going to be done? Lengthened tubes? Steering? I want to do this all at one shot, can it be done in a day?
    Eddie
     
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    1 day by yourself, maybe with air tools, you will have to lengthen shift linkage, and readjust your Ebrake cable other than that should be ok /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    and removing the lower center section of the fan shroud
     
  4. eshorvath

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    I have a manual trans, so no linkage, how hard to adjust the linkage of the transfer case?
    Eddie
     
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    no adjusting. Just make sure the shift levers are clear of the floor pan. Might have to trim a little but most likely not
     
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    If your tailgate has lift-assist springs they may interfere with the lift. You might need to disconnect them for a 2" lift anyway.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    If your tailgate has lift-assist springs they may interfere with the lift. You might need to disconnect them for a 2" lift anyway.

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    Yep and it will look goofy too...also you will find out how heavy that tailgate is. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    After while that 2" gap between the body and bumpers will drive you nuts. Took me about 8 hours to lift both my bumpers the right way.
     

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