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C-10 Lift?????

Discussion in 'Other Rides' started by Corey 78K5, Mar 27, 2001.

  1. Corey 78K5

    Corey 78K5 1 ton status

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    Here's the deal I have a 96 C-10 (2WD) with that stupid looking low front end. I want to lift it about 2-2.5" to level out the truck but want it to keep the factory ride and allinment. Was trying to find lift spindles but haven't had any luck.
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  2. DMK

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    Have seen ads in 4 wheel and off road. Believe they also did an article sometime back on lifting 2 wheel drives. I will see if I can find an ad and post name of company.
     
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    DMK is right. Just go pick up the latest issue of FourWheeler or call a local 4x4 shop. Lifting a 2wd is usually called "prerunner lift". Kinda like the desert racers.Talk about flex:) Imagine having a lifted 4x2 with no hp robbing front axle:) I think some new Toyota 4x2 are like this AND have some kind of switch to "lock" the rear end. I think FourWheeler tested one of these out recently. They said it did VERY well.

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  4. Corey 78K5

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    Yeah thats pretty much what I'm looking for but most of the one's I've found cost six hundred plus heck thats more than my Blazers lift was. I have LT235-75 R15's right now so I just need a moderate lift. I did find one from Pro Comp that has 3" spindles for the front and an ad-a-leaf for the rear but that's $700, guess I better start saving. Oh a rear ARB locker is in the back of my mind also to show the Toyota prerunner boys a thing or two.
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  5. 82GMC

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    Take a look at this I don't know if will help you because I have not read it in a while but maybe you will get some ideas.
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.off-road.com/chevy/projects/longhaul/>http://www.off-road.com/chevy/projects/longhaul/</A>

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  6. Emmettology 101

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    What about a couple spring spacers?

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  7. Corey 78K5

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    To cheesey plus I want retain the factory allinment and ride
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    No prob. it was just a suggestion..

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    Those lifts aren't cheap because you have to replace some rather expensive parts. [​IMG] A lot of the cash is paying for those dropped spindles. There's also usually either custom a-arms or ball joint spacers to keep the front end aligned and able to move through it's full range of motion. I think Fab Tech is another company that sells these kits.

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