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getting my truck as low as i can. need input

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BranndonC, May 20, 2003.

  1. BranndonC

    BranndonC 3/4 ton status

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    ok, right now i have a 6 inch block rear and add a leafs front with i believe rancho shocks all around. i have 35's also. the truck sits about 7 foot or 7"1 now but i have 1 ton axles going on and 37's.

    what i had in mind was to get a 4 inch BDS lift for the front and maybe if possible, move the front axle forward an inch.

    and Butch from 4x4 iron suggested 5.5 lift for rear to compensate for butt sag but i think that would look funny with the rear higher like that.

    my frame should be 30 inches from the ground if possible, that is new hampshire law. so here's my math

    now = 7"0

    4 inch lift is 2 inches lower but the D60 adds an inch and the 37's add 1.5 inches, so that's 2.5 inches up again so it's actually taller than it is now. I'd like to have it the same height or even lower if i can do it with out major work
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    you could always do like i did 2.5in lift and trim the fenders and I'm running 38' /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    and Butch from 4x4 iron suggested 5.5 lift for rear to compensate for butt sag but i think that would look funny with the rear higher like that.

    [/ QUOTE ] but the rear wont look higher it will then look level...Blazers normaly look lower in the rear by about 1 1/2 to 2" /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
  4. BranndonC

    BranndonC 3/4 ton status

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    i'd like to mudhog... i just havn't seen any good pics of your fenders, all your shots are far or not dead on. did you relocate your axles at all?
     
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    blazers and subs have a tendanecy to sag to begin with and the way the tops are on blazers they slop down so they look saggy..get the exta lift in the back!
     
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    Shaggy 3/4 ton status

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    <font color="green"> You don't have anything to worry about. I'm pushing 8" of lift on 42s and the frame is still only about 30" or so from the ground. </font>
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    no i did not relocate my axles /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif ill take some better pics today for you /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    jjlaughner 3/4 ton status

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    If it's the bottom of the frame they measure to do a body lift with a cobination of spring lift for 4 inch front with ord zero rates to push the front axle forward 5.5 inch rear springs and a 2-3 body lift with minimal trimming should fit your big tires /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    similar to what I'm thinking on the plow truck!
     
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    Chris Demartini 1/2 ton status

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    <font color="blue">New Hampshire is very lenient, don't worry about it.
     
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    Derf00 1/2 ton status

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    What part of the frame has to be 30" from the ground? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    BranndonC 3/4 ton status

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    front and rear...
     
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    BranndonC 3/4 ton status

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    get any pics yet?
     
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    front and rear...

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    <font color="green"> Ohh, that's going to be harder. The lowest point on the frames is in the middle, the ends are quite a bit higher. My measurement was to the middle. </font>
     

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