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6" lift with a 454

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MEGALADON, Jan 20, 2006.

  1. MEGALADON

    MEGALADON 1/2 ton status

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    Would having a 454 hooked to a automatic and 208 T/C with all stock running
    gear be ok. I know that a 6" lift changes the drive shaft angles and I don't want to be breaking anything. the 454 has a mild build. it not an all out race motor, just a strong street torqe monster. I will run 35" tires also. If I do the
    6" inch springs, front and rear, will I have to zero rate the springs.
     
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    Which running gear ???
     
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    I mean all stock drivetrain :D
     
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    dhcomp 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    which drivetrain? 1/2, 3/4, or 1 ton
     
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    Its a 1/2 ton.
     
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    454 with 1/2 tonners and 35's! snap! The tires should fit and youll need zero rates if no trimming is done and you want to stuff the tires. if you dont stuff tires then it will work as is. F the zero rates and trim is my .02
     
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    Crackle,Pop :yikes:
     
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    If your angles aren't real stupid. There was a truck running around here that was a 1/2, strong 454, dunno bout what axles and trans/case, but he was breaking u-joints with 40s. I guess it had a pretty nasty shift kit that would bark the tires, and thats how the joints kept snapping.
     
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    I really had that feeling.

    Would a 4" be a better idea.
    I am using for a DD only.
     
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    The size of your right foot will have a lot to do with carnage.
     
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    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    On the street I would think the 10B rear could handle even a decent 454, on the street it can't get a big shock load like it could offroad. I would think the 1/2 drivetrain would do ok.

    Offroad is a different ball game.
     

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