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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mtnsun, Feb 18, 2003.

  1. mtnsun

    mtnsun Registered Member

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    I have a 77 GMC Jimmy project underway at the moment. I have a 4" Tuff Country lift on it now with 35" BFG Mudders. I want to end up with 40's on it! Advice and suggestions on adding x-tra lit to my project..

    JJ /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
  2. Blazinaire

    Blazinaire 1/2 ton status

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    The usual question we will begin asking is what do you want your truck to do? If your intentions are to crawl, I would say that you need to make good friends with the man from milwaukee Mr. Sawzall /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif. You should be able to fit the 40''s with major trimming and possibly the addition of a 1'' zero rate (front and rear) and/ or a longer front shackle for another 1'' lift. Moving the front axle forward will also help with tire to firewall clearance /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif (this can be done with the 1'' zero rate.) If you begin to feel faint at the thought of removing that much metal /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif, you can always add a body lift /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif.
     
  3. TXsizeK5

    TXsizeK5 1/2 ton status

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    If your intentions are to crawl, I would ... you can always add a body lift

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    Boyd Lift = Not good if you are crawlin'. There is too much stress on body mounts i hear.
     
  4. 89K1500Chevy

    89K1500Chevy 1/2 ton status

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    Thats why you upgrade to new bodymounts when you do the bodylift. I need to upgrade to those new bodymounts cuz im getting some noise's but they are 14 years old.... /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif www.zombieoffroading.8m.net
     

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