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Easiest way 1-2" lift?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by JohnHenryDoe, Nov 16, 2005.

  1. JohnHenryDoe

    JohnHenryDoe Registered Member

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    As Maine lift laws don't allow disconnecting the original suspension, what would be the easiest way to get a 1-2" lift so as it's not that noticable? I thought changing the leaf springs front and rear could do it? Also, tire size has to be stock or no more than one size larger on the same rim. Kinda screwed any way I look at it.
    I think I'll take the 6 inch lift that's on the truck now and lower it to stock, then go an inch or two lift after inspection. Cops don't react as much to a small lift as they do a 6 inch around here.
     
  2. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    easist way is a zero rate front and back good for 1"
    or do a rancho add a leaf for 2" but will ride stiffer.
     
  3. muddyblzr

    muddyblzr 1/2 ton status

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    like 55willy said the zero rates front and rear will get ya the 1'' of lift. or an ord 1'' body lift with new body mounts will also give ya some lift. a little over 1'' probably.
     
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    roadnotca 3/4 ton status

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    What lift laws? Can you even fart in Maine? I thought CA was bad.:(
     
  5. JohnHenryDoe

    JohnHenryDoe Registered Member

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    Me too... I used to live in California. Thought no where could be worse for laws. Turns out Mass and Maine are sticklers... Mass has a hard emissions rule... Maine says you can't alter original stock rim size and only go one step up or down in sizes from stock.
    ABS = no mods whatsover
    No blocks
    Pretty much SOL if you want a nice ride.
     
  6. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Save your cash and buy a turn-key rock buggy with rockwells and 44s. "whaddya mean officer, that IS stock on this rig!" :grin: :thumb:

    j
     
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    Are you digging a tunnel?:doah:
     

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