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Hey guys I have a 4" lift I want more what to do?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Chrisblazzer89, Mar 2, 2007.

  1. Chrisblazzer89

    Chrisblazzer89 1/2 ton status

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    Hey guys as you all can see from my sig I have an 88 k5 with 4" lift and 3/4 ton running gear. Now the thing is I just got some 38" TSL swampers and the 4" lift we need me to hack the h311 out of my fenders to fit these. I was wondering what can i do to get a 6" lift I don't want to spend a load of cash to do this. So far i think i can get a 2" shackle flip for the rear but what can i do for the front Steering correction/ lift/minimum hacking?
     
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    Im not afraid of trimming but this is my DD and i want it to look good so hacking with a 4" lift i will have almost no fenders left I want to stop this
     
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    Zero rates + Little longer homemade front shackels=more lift maybe an add-a-leaf for the rear:wink1: :wink1:
     
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    Thanx Elevator Man.

    Keep the suggestions coming.
     
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    Most of the problem in the front arises from the front tire hitting the rear of the fender. I think zero rates front and rear and some trimming is the best plan of attack here. They will probably fit just fine in the rear. Thing about trimming the fenders is it takes some time to do a nice job. You can't just bust out the sawzall and have it look good. Get the 38s get zero rates and take your time trimming it will end up looking awesome
     
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    Thats what I was thinking of doing I just wanted to see if there was anything else i could do.
     
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    That`s really your only resort...hey, where are the pics?
     
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    Zero rates and a 1" body lift? I think thats what I am going to end up doing. Either that or I am going to get 6" springs and zero rates for the front and a 3" shackle flip in the rear.
     
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    another thing on the zero rates, like blazinzuk said most of the problem comes from them hitting the rear of the fender. with zero rates you can move the axle 1-1.5" foward to help with this problem.
     
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    While we're on the subject, would moving the axle forward an inch or so with zero rates affect my front driveshaft at all?
     
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    I have the same questions. I don't mind cutting, as I already have and plan to more, but I want to get 2 more inches roughly economically. I understand zero rates are a good idea but what about driveshaft lengthing costs? Any steering considerations?
     
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    if you move the axle forward and down you will need to lengthen the driveshaft. best bet is to get a 1" body lift and a zero rate. If you wanna hack the fenders and make it look nice then flares are the way to go.
     
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    1" zero rate + moving axle forward 1" = driveshaft lengthening?
     
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    yes. a stock driveshaft only has 3" of slip. one inch forward uses some of that and the one inch down uses some more. combined with the fact that there is already 4 inches of lift. as you lift the truck the shaft travels in an arch. so with 4 inches of lift the shaft only needs to be slightly longer but if you push the axle forward all that distance needs to be made up.
     

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