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Can I install a 4' lift without having to change any other parts

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MEGALADON, Feb 8, 2005.

  1. MEGALADON

    MEGALADON 1/2 ton status

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    LIke would I have to get different shocks?
    drive shaft angle? different pitman arm?

    Are these kits true bolt on's without
    other mods.:) having to be made
     
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    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    no one claims they are and they aren't. You need new shocks, steering arm(not pitman arm), and maybe brakelines.
     
  3. MEGALADON

    MEGALADON 1/2 ton status

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    And where do I find those parts?

    from the company that sell's the lift kit.
    or does someone sell the complete kit.
     
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    Well a 4' lift is pretty big.....( ' = foot ... " =inch)
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    please give us the info on your truck to answer this correctly. and yes it can all be goten from 1 supplyer ( springs frt , blocks rear, or springs rear, arm, shocks, ubolts and drop sway bar brackets) thay should have a brake line kit to sell also.
     
  6. MEGALADON

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    LOL, I guess that would help:grin:
    all stock for now 82 gmc

    [​IMG]
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    nice truck. i would go 4" frt springs and if street driver drop brackets for the sway bar ( about 70% of us remove that item) or remove alltogether. then new shocks all 4. if you want it to ride real smooth then get 4" rear shackel flip for rear . it makes it so no blocks or spring change or ubolt removal, just rear hanger change. this combo will alow 35" tires ok with slight fender contact if swaybar left on, if off fender trimming required . 33" tires no problems.


    i did the swaybar off and flip kit on my truck and the flip was 200% better ride in rear.
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    here is 2 pics of the flip kits offered on here in the vendor form.the painted 1 is offroaddesign item
    the non painted one is sky manufacturing kit

    shackelflip.jpg

    chevyrearflip.jpg
     
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    On a 4" lift I prefer to use a drop pitman arm instead of a raised steering arm to avoid bumpsteer.
     
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    I may be wrong but doesn't a drop pittman arm cause more stress on the frame where the steering box mounts? I know we have enough problems with frame cracks there.
     
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    isn't bumbsteer only a problem for ifs rigs?
     
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    how much is a flip kit for a 6" superlift?
     
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    Uh, no. Bumpsteer affects all rigs with mechanical steering.

    Not really. The bolt on brace is an absolute necessity anyway, but the pitman arm isn't really causing additional stress. That area of the frame is just weak.
     
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    I've alway heard of bumpsteer being referred to as how the camber and toe is affected as the suspension compresses.
     
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    There is more camber change with our suspensions than with IFS.

    Bumpsteer in our case is due to the axle moving farther from the frame, and the drag link being one solid piece, it can't change lengths.
     
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    Been there done that and I too recommend a drop pitman arm for a 4" lift.
     
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    THANKS SWEET, Since i am not a member, I am not allowed to
    PM, or see any pic's like that. can you e-mail it to me please :)

    SSL88@aol.com
     
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    thay are in your email box . good luck budddy
     

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