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How much lift does 52"...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Brocky, Aug 8, 2005.

  1. Brocky

    Brocky 1/2 ton status

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    I was wondering about how much lift 52"s up front give you. Also is there a way of using longer shackles to add more height to it. And how much is too much. Also crossover steering, what do I need and where do I get it for the best deal? Any ideas?
     
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    52's up front give you 4" of lift. your going to need crossover and longer shocks and brake lines. check out ORD or SKY.
     
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    so Is there a 2in lift 52 spring to get up about 6in with some flex?
     
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    rear blazer 2" lift springs
     
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    Yes, up front you should net about 6" w/ a 52" "rear" spring that has a 2" arch built in. The spring rate would be 405 lbs. (TC EZ ride) vs the 325 lbs of the popular TC EZ ride 4" 48" front springs. I believe that the extra length would make up for the somewhat firmer spring pack though... in reguards to flex. It would probably still flex very well, but still have some respectable road manners... I would think. At this point and time, it's what I plan to go with myself. It probably would not flex as nice as a stock no arch 52" pack, but then again, you will be stuck with a 4" lift. If you need more, then this is one option.

    Zero rate, body lift, lift shackles are other ways to net the difference.

    W/ X-over you will need a 2wd steering box, or make an adjustment to your current one. The rest can be bought from places like Off road disigns as well as others. Prices vary somewhat, but are roughly in the same ball park from what I've seen.
     
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    I'm gonna do the 52s this winter. However I'm gonna wait until Kidjethro fabs up a way to gain a few more inches with stock 52s then steal his design.:haha: He comes up with some of the coolest/nicest stuff.:bow: I'm running 6" springs in the front now and don't really want to loose the height I'm at but I could use more flex.
     
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    I think that the 2" lift 52" tuff country springs are all most as soft as there 4" stock front springs when you take out the overload. I have run the 4" stock and the 2" lift 52"'s and they are extemely simmiliar in flex from what I have noticed. The 52"s flex allmost too much for the front I max out my 14" travel shocks. Having the shackle set up properly is key to them working well.

    Be prepared for a high angle front driveline, loooong brake lines, x-over, and properly placed shocks.
     
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    Thanks guys. Geez you get all kinds of good info here. Maybe I should move closer to get away from the Jeep club I am in with a k5.
     
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    I got all my steering stuff from Trevor over at WFO Concepts

    I tried 2" lift 52's and wasn't happy with the height - they sat just too high.

    Here's how it sat with 2" 52's and a 3" body lift. Those are 38's. I think due to the increased arch of the 52's they provide another inch or so of lift when used up front.
    [​IMG]

    This is the same truck on stock 52's:
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    Jeeps are for girls :D
     
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    Did you leave the overloads in or remove them?
     
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    I left the overloads in there for 2 reasons:
    1) Limit uptravel and see how they performed
    2) I was on a time crunch and didn't have time to remove it. It was t-minus 4 days before our major trail ride and I just needed them in and done! :)

    They seemed to perform very well. I wanna climb an RTI ramp before I make final judgement though.

    -Mike
     
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    with the lifted 52's in front what'd you use in the rear to keep the truck level? or did you have it level. I just can't stand it when the front is higher than the rear so in my case I really want to get the ass end up a little more than the front.
     
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    Yeah i was curious myself.. I have an 8 inch lift and want 52 inch springs in the front... So would i just get a 4 inch lift kit for the 52 inch springs or what??... The 52 inch would include the blackwidow shackles... But what you think.. Should i just stay with the 8 inch lift and not do the 52 inch springs???
     
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    4" lift springs, would give you ~9"+ realistically. They're arched more so the your shackle angle could be almost vertical which would lift the truck up a little more. If you adjust your shackle hangers to accomodate, you could end up with better shackle angle which would drop the truck back down closer to the 8" range.

    -Mike
     
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    so your saying with the 52 inch springs up front, a 4 inch lift there and an 8 inch in the rear would be good
     
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    that is my plans
     

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