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Going from 6" lift to 4" lift

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by JROSS, May 17, 2002.

  1. JROSS

    JROSS 1/2 ton status

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    Going from 6\" lift to 4\" lift

    Just a Quick question. Will the shocks on the 6" lift work on a 4" lift. TIA
     
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    Re: Going from 6\" lift to 4\" lift

    They will bottom out on compression unless you move the mounts up.
     
  3. JROSS

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    Re: Going from 6\" lift to 4\" lift

    So it should be O.K. for just street driving until I can get new shocks , right?
     
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    Re: Going from 6\" lift to 4\" lift

    You should be ok. They might be ok to wheel with but you will have to flex it and see if they will work.
     
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    Re: Going from 6\" lift to 4\" lift

    I'll trade you my 4" lift and shocks for your 6" lift and shocks. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
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    Re: Going from 6\" lift to 4\" lift

    I might be interested , but I'm not planning on doing the change over untill the end of June, also it looks like we are on oposite sides of the country. How do you springs ride, I was looking at getting the Tuff country EZ-Ride Springs.
     
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    Re: Going from 6\" lift to 4\" lift

    They ride fairly good, although I doubt it would work because shipping would be killer and this is my daily driver so I couldn't go but a day or two without the truck.. Let me know when you do decide to do the switch though.
     
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    Re: Going from 6\" lift to 4\" lift

    I have the front shocks from a EZ ride 4" (Nitros) . After my zero rates and the longer shock mounts on the axle my 4" shocks need some 6" shocks.

    LMK if your interested... I am in SAC!
     
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    Re: Going from 6\" lift to 4\" lift

    Thanks for the info everyone I won't be making the change until the end of June so I will let you know if I want to take anyone up on their offers.

    Thanks.
     
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    Re: Going from 6\" lift to 4\" lift

    I bought shocks for a 6'' lift for the back of a k10 with only 4'' of lift and they have never bottomed (yet) but they do allow more extension. I would just keep them.
     

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