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front lift done

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 78Suburban, Jul 7, 2006.

  1. 78Suburban

    78Suburban 1/2 ton status

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    Well guys, it seems natural selection has brutally failed, and nature is still stained with my genes, because I survived the front part of my lift :bow:

    The 4" RC springs and zero rates actually netted me 7" of lift in the front, since my old springs were so saggy. Hopefully the rear echobit will pull it up close to level.

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    Man, opening the hood just got alot harder!!!!
     
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    lifted burbs rock, good luck with the rear
     
  3. southernspeed

    southernspeed 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Just the hard bit to do then!:D


    Urmmm......those blocks on the ground.


    They're not your 'axle stands' are they?:eek1:

    Please say no!
     
  4. Chevy305

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    Sweet!!


    If you can do the front then the rear is a piece of cake. All that needs to be done is swap out the leaf springs and BOOM! tough actin' tinactin! :D
     
  5. dremu

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    You should see the "before" pix ... check his other threads. The boy is enthusiastic, if suicidal :rolleyes:

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    The rear IS easier, especially since you leave the front halves of the springs connected.

    Mind you, dropping the tank is a PITA ... observation: drop it only partially, to leave the fuel lines connected, on a tranny jack, ATV jack, or your pile of lumber.

    Though maybe for an Echobit flip you don't have to get inside the frame? I donno, I used an ORD flip on mine.

    Anyway, should be good ... just wait till a year from now when you tear it all out for 52/56's like I did :doah:

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    I'm not for sure, but I would imagine something would need to be done to get the spring from the top of the hanger to under it? Remove the spring or remove the perch... :confused:
     
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    Yeah, I donno how they work. Maybe they bolt to the *outside* of the factory hanger?

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    You can pull the spring to the side of the rear hanger, and there's no need to drop the tank with an echobit:D
     
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    Oh, my bad he is shackle fliping and not going with springs. :crazy: :doah:
     
  11. 78Suburban

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    Yeah, the echobit will just bolt on.. Very simple design. The only issue I can forsee is getting the rear spring eye on the bottom of the stock shackle hanger, as mentioned. I looks like its gonna take some serious prying.. I surely don't wanna end up bending the stock hanger, which my echobit will have to bolt to :doah:
     
  12. MTBLAZER89

    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I will be throwing mine on between now and next weds I am waiting for ORD to send me the right bushings. It looks pretty simple to me. PM me if ya get stuck
     
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    Got a site for that echobit shackle flip? That name doesn't sound familiar at all. I'll try to google the name.
     
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    The next thing you could do is put a small 1" body lift on it.
     
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    The echobit flip is no longer made.
     
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    GRRRRR.. I just found that out in my searching:mad: , those would be PERFECT for a friend of mine that can't afford the down time of a complete bracket swap. Are you making your own for the burban?

    Edit: Somebody should make something like this again, they are a great idea in my opinion.
     
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    My thoughts exactly.. I would love some poly bushings and a 1" body lift, but the 14 body mounts and evil bolts on the burb kinda scare me :crazy:
     

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