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Custom doubler need a body lift?

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by MaxCrack, Sep 25, 2003.

  1. MaxCrack

    MaxCrack 1/2 ton status

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    OK, I am saving up (still*) for a custom doubler. I will be putting a Ford 205 to a Chevy 203 to match the Ford D60. I would like to clock it up 2" so it is close to flat. Now, do I need any more space under the body? I have a chance to get a 1" body lift for cheap. I'd rather not use it if I dont need to, but I would like to be prepared incase I ever save enough money /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif for the doubler.






    *I had $700 saved up, but I blew up the rear end (axle shaft in a dually Dana 70) and decided to spend the cash on a 14 Bolt with detroit and gears to match the front end. I'm back up to $300 though. I'm getting there.
     
  2. yunit

    yunit 1/2 ton status

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    Definitely get the 1" body lift, I have a 2" and I am about an inch from the floor. I might actually just cut the floor so I can lower the body back down.
     
  3. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    The 1" never hurts, that extra room lets you play around with how far up you push the transfer cases and things like that so it's definitely something to consider. And it makes it really easy to work with things like the bell housing bolts and other hard to reach items under the truck.
     
  4. supersize75

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    so you still need the doubler kit right? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif

    But then won't you need two spares, 8 lug ford rim and chevy arn't the same /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
  5. supersize75

    supersize75 1/2 ton status

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    so you still need the doubler kit right? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif

    But then won't you need two spares, 8 lug ford rim and chevy arn't the same /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
  6. K10ANDYKHAMNIC

    K10ANDYKHAMNIC 1/2 ton status

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    only the new f-rod lug patterns are diff ie stupiduty. /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
  7. Hossbaby50

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    Silly Shawn, only Superduty Fords need different 8 lug pattern. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif All older Ford, Dodge, and Chevy run the same 8 lug pattern. 8 on 6.5" I believe is the size.
     
  8. supersize75

    supersize75 1/2 ton status

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    well now I know /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  9. 70~K5

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    Ford/ Dodge 8 on 6.5" rims have a larger hub pilot hole than Chevy's. You can use a ford rim on a chevy but not the other way.
     
  10. 4X4HIGH

    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I have used both dodge and ford rims on a chevy before, the center holes are different sizes like you mention but they all worked on my chevy, and yes they were a 8 on 6.5" bolt circle.
     

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