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? about ORD 1" add a leaf kit.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Chrisblazzer89, Jan 14, 2007.

  1. Chrisblazzer89

    Chrisblazzer89 1/2 ton status

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    OK I was thinking of getting an ORD 1" add a leaf for (ALL 4 SIDES OF) my truck and was wondering what will I need to change on my truck and if this would work with a 14BFF and a 3/4 ton 10b front with 4"lift (ALL SPRINGS).


    The reason im doing this is because I want to run bigger tires then 35s and I dont want to go with a body lift but if i have to for anyreason I will.
     
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    I don't see a problem. Parts to worry about would be U-bolts long enough for the 1" blocks, brake lines, drive shaft lenght.
     
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    I just installed a set in mine to get rid of a light rub. All I needed was u-bolts and a couple of hours. Course then I decided I ought to replace the bushings, and the shocks look kinda wasted...
     
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    Anyone anymore insight?
     
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    other then U-bolts it should be very simple. how big a tire do you think you will fit with 5" lift? have you cut the fenders? if you are not doing tight trails then a set of bushwacker cut-out fender flares will give you some room. they look good to.

    a 1" body lift is a way to sneak in a little more room without it looking terrible. I hate body lifts but for some reason both my pickups have one.
     
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    The thing is I have to install new body mounts so I want to just do that and not do a body lift I dont like them and i dont want one unless its the only wat to go.

    Cut outs were what I was thinkin about after the 1" add.
    I was thinking mabe 36s 38s I donno.
     
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    Wat do u guys think?
     
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    I run ORD's 1" body lift and love it. I was surprised at how much easier everything is to work on. I also have Bushwacker cutouts and love them. Yes, I might crack one, but they survived a flop with little damage, so I'm sold.
     
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    I agree with the body lift making it easier to work on stuff.
     
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    You should decide whether or not you are going to push your axles farther out too. You can keep them the same, move them back an 1" or 1.5" using the 0-rates.
     
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    Ok guys im thinking of going 0-rates and a 1" body lift(and new body monts) would this cause any problems?
     
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    only problem I forsee is that you will want bigger tires.:D

    with the body lift you may need to trim the fan shroud. also lengthen/adjust the shifter linkage.
     
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    If thats all them I will probly do it.
     
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    What happens to steering if you slide the front axle forward an inch? Seems like the biggest rub monster with 33's or 35's (Before you get into big lifts with travel limits and big bump stops) is rubbing on the rear fender corner. Seems to me like an moving the wheel center an inch forward would make a big difference and that the driveshaft would have the length in the slipjoint to cover, but steering?
     
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    ^^^^^^^^^^
    What he asked!!
     
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    I just put a 4 inch lift on my Blazer and I already decided if I need more room it will be the o rate addaleaves and a 1 inch body lift(with new mounts as well)
     

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