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front spring question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 86chevybanshee, Jun 12, 2004.

  1. 86chevybanshee

    86chevybanshee 1/2 ton status

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    i want an 8 inch lift in the front of my truck, but i dont want the stiffness of 8 inch springs, so i was wondering if there was another way of getting 8 without buying 8 in springs, i was thinking 6 in springs with ORD zero rates and then with these shackles http://www.hill4wheeldrive.com/cgi-bin/products.cgi?category=category01&item=5392128774. but then i have to worry about the pinion angle right? any other suggestions, and i dont want to do the 52" swap
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    i want an 8 inch lift in the front of my truck, but i dont want the stiffness of 8 inch springs, so i was wondering if there was another way of getting 8 without buying 8 in springs, i was thinking 6 in springs with ORD zero rates and then with these shackles http://www.hill4wheeldrive.com/cgi-bin/products.cgi?category=category01&item=5392128774. but then i have to worry about the pinion angle right? any other suggestions, and i dont want to do the 52" swap

    [/ QUOTE ] 6" Suspension lift and 2" body lift. Or you could always just /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif the fenders. /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    i have 8 in the back, when i bought the truck it had a 4 inch in it, then i did the shackle flip, and i like the 8, now im just looking to get 8 in the front.
     
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    8" BDS springs which are pretty soft or 6" BDS springs, zero rates, and extended shackles.
     
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    if i put extended shackels wont it f up the pinion angle?
     
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    If the shackles mess up the pinion angle you could get angled 0-rates. Tapered(speling??? /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif)

    /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif

    The body lift may not be a bad idea either, I kinda wish I had done one, and as it sounds like this is the beginning of the build it may the best time. I haven't done one, but plenty have and it makes room for drivetrain upgrades later.

    4" springs+2" body+1" shackles+1" 0-rates=8" front

    but

    it will also give you 10" in the back, so you could put 2" lift springs in the back and jam

    lots of options, lots of opinions /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Oh ya, then cut the fenders, and put on 42's
     
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    if i put extended shackels wont it f up the pinion angle?

    [/ QUOTE ] with 8 inches of suspension lift you will need new drivelines anyway so that could be addressed at the same time. Also the tapered zero rates would work like mentioned above.
     
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    hmm. maybe i will put 2 inch blocks in the back and do 6 inch fronts and get a 2 inch body lift. but as u sed if i do 8 inch suspension i will need to extend my drive shafts right? well the back one fits fine but the front is what i have to worry about. but i have an sm465\205 im about to swap in and im wondering if the front driveshaft from the truck now 700r4/208 will be long enough?
     

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