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8" lift, good or bad

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by purple76pearl, Jan 14, 2003.

  1. purple76pearl

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    8\" lift, good or bad

    i just got a 75 chevy 3/4 ton 14bff rear, dana 44 up front, thinking about super lifts 8" lift for it and some 40 inch boggers. what problems are there out ther ewith the 8 inch lift, and what advantages does it have from the 10" if any, any suggestions would be appreciated /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    Re: 8\" lift, good or bad

    not really an answer for ya , but oh man , i only have a 3 inch lift, gonna run 33's or 35's soon, cant imagine how large your truck is with an 8 inch lift and 40's, got any pics...
     
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    Re: 8\" lift, good or bad

    I take it you're into mudding. 8" and 10" probley won't have a whole lot of flex. But for mudding, you won't need alot of flex. If you're into rock crawling, you'll want the flex.
     
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    Re: 8\" lift, good or bad

    I run an 8 inch superlift on my k10 The ride is a little stiffer than my 4-inch rancho I had before I have a 12 inch superlift on my k20 it rides rough but I don't mind I would go with the 10 inch that way you could clear 44" tires later on cause if your like me 40"s just won't be big enough Good luck /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
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    Re: 8\" lift, good or bad

    Driveline angles might be a little better to deal with. I had 40"s on a 6" lift for a while.
     
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    Re: 8\" lift, good or bad

    Here are some pics of mine. 6" lift, 3" body, cut fenders, Moved the axle forward, and the front is a D60.

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    Re: 8\" lift, good or bad

    I had A 6inch superlift and 40" tsl on my K20 worked very good but the tires got in the fenders when I would play in the rocks so I put the body lift on then It worked great /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
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    Re: 8\" lift, good or bad

    My tires would hit the firewall. So I tried the body lift and they still hit the firewall. Moved the axle forward and now theres Gobs of room.
     
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    Re: 8\" lift, good or bad

    Your major concern will be the driveline angles. Who said 9" of lift can't flex?

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    Re: 8\" lift, good or bad

    I like it! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: 8\" lift, good or bad

    my fenders have alittle bigger openings than yours I took the sawzall and hammer to the corners of my fenders /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
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    Re: 8\" lift, good or bad

    Does anyone have a profile shot of a 8" lift and 40's? or 38's?
     
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    Re: 8\" lift, good or bad

    here's a very very old picture of mine with 39.5s and 8"

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    Re: 8\" lift, good or bad

    Perfect Thanks /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: 8\" lift, good or bad

    another shot of an 8" lifted* rig flexing. /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

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    *8" skyjacker springs with the bottom leaf removed.
     
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    Re: 8\" lift, good or bad

    ok you have all been alot of help, ill take all that in to prespective when i start on that one, but back to my baby the 76, i want it to flex like the one above this, and the other one with 9" lift, some one help me, what do i have to do to get that kinda flex out of my 6 inch lift, and i still havent foudn out how much i have to extend my drive shafts with 6 inch lift, and while im going, how exactly do i move my axle fowards i want to run 38's with no more lift, is that possible, i ask alot of questions i know /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
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    Re: 8\" lift, good or bad

    hey jeremy,

    not quite a profile but heres a pic of mine on 39s...its 8" front packs and 6" rears

    i got a little height out of the 14 bolt in the rear though

    webshits picture

    Later
     
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    Re: 8\" lift, good or bad

    8" all the way around will clear 39s if you are driving straight on the highway...if you do any lock to lock turning, depending on your backspacing of course, you will most likely rub if you are running something wide like boggers...check my previous reply to 55willy and i have a pic of mine with 39s on it with 8" in the front.

    Since then I went to 42s and now im going to 44s and im redoing all my suspension...if I were you id go with 10" now just to compensate for larger tires later

    Later
     
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    Re: 8\" lift, good or bad

    6" suspension lift + fender trimming, and mayby a body lift should clear 38's with no problem.
     
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    Re: 8\" lift, good or bad

    If you don't mind trimming the fenders and moving the front axle forward, you can clear 44 with 8". I currently have 8" front springs with Atron 8 degree offset wedges, 56" rear leaves with a shackle flip and 4" blocks. It flexes great, especially in the rear and hasn't rubbed yet. If you are looking more towards mud, go with the 10" kit. I highly reccomend crossover steering too. Also, if you are running a 465/205 combo, you might have trouble with the front driveshaft with either one.
     

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