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Getting/Installing my 1st lift kit.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by tuner-automotive, Aug 11, 2005.

  1. tuner-automotive

    tuner-automotive Registered Member

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    Trucks a 1991 GMC Jimmy
    350 V8
    700R4 manual tranny

    Im getting a custom 6" lift from a guy that makes the leaf springs.
    Its only costing me $175!
    Includes
    4 - New Rancho 5000 shocks
    4 - New Leaf springs with poly bushings
    4 - Sets of new ubolts
    Transfer case shims
    Steering linkage

    I just started work at a custom hot rod shop so tools and macjinery arent really a problem.
    Getting time in the garage when the racks are empty is the hard part.
    Anyways............
    What tricks or little things should I look out for and or do?
    Any links to lift DIY threads?
     
  2. dhcomp

    dhcomp 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    Depending on the age/location, hit all the spring bolts and all the other fasteners you need to remove with PB blaster, or WD 40 for a few days before you need to take them apart. If there is any rust, this will be a lifesaver!
     
  3. gambit420s

    gambit420s 1/2 ton status

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    ummm..... it aint no tiptronic.... :doah:
     
  4. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Maybe it's a manual valve body.





    And to further elaborate on the original question:

    1. Longer Brake Lines for sure

    2. Try a "SEARCH" - Seriously, this question has been asked (and answered) about 620,988,521 times already. :D

    "The answers are out there..."


    :usaflag:
     
  5. tuner-automotive

    tuner-automotive Registered Member

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    700R4 manual tranny - oops typo.

    700r4 auto tranny
     

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