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How much lift?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Kyle Strong, Nov 23, 2005.

  1. Kyle Strong

    Kyle Strong 1/2 ton status

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    I am planning on throwing some 38in swamper tsl's on my 72 blazer. It has a 10blt front and 14bff rear, 3in body lift. I was thinking of getting an 8in lift, but can I get by with something smaller, or do I need to go bigger? Any pics would be awesome! :D
     
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    :hack: :hack: :grind: and you dont need any lift. :D
     
  3. Kyle Strong

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    that's a lot-o-sawing if you ask me... :laugh:
     
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    depends on wheeling. rock u need to be low. mud the higher the better. for rocks id say no more than 6" lift. mud id go with at least 6". trails depends. are u trying to keep it clean or are u going to try to make your sh*t fit through the jeep trails?
     
  5. Kyle Strong

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    I'm putting it through Jeep trails!! :D Mostly mud though, not many rocks, just normal trails
     
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    Swap the body lift for a 4-6" spring lift and bust out the sawz-all!! I know people use body lifts without problems, but have heard enough BAD stories that I will stay away from 'em. Then get some 4.88's and a locker or two.
     
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    do 4" springs in front, shackle flip in rear and get a 1" body lift from ORD. hack the fenders and fit those 38.5s! at least a detroit for the 14b. dont spend money on the 10b besides matching gears unless u dont plan on swappin for a 60 eventually.
     
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    4" is enough lift for 38s. I have 5" and 39.5s. Sawzall any sheetmetal that gets in the way. Use a DIY shackle flip in the rear and your stock springs + a zero rate. In the front use BDS or TC 4" lift springs. Both are good and relatively inexpensive.

    4" is a good amount of lift IMO for more trail riding.

    j
     
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    if i were you i'd stick to the 4"-5" lift with some hackin' if you have 4-5 and a 3" body you may not need that much
     
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    I only thought I'd need around a 5in, but I was doing some reading and saw some people with 8in, so I was wondering. I need to invest in a sawzall though :blush:
     
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    So what all goes into a shackle flip? And how long will the 10 blt stay together with 38's?
     
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    depends how you drive...ull be pushing its limits, so be careful.
     
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    trails and only trails I think 2" lift. 2" lift is plenty for me and a little taller tire than stock maybe 33. I get angled side ways to much. I for one don't like high lifts on trails. Just a little higher than most vehicles and the lower vehicles will clean the trail out for the differential.

    Crawling is another thing.

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    I've got 38.5's, a high compression 383 stroker and a front 10 bolt. I have a very light foot though... I know 1 slip of the throttle at the wrong time and "POP" goes the 10 bolt.

    Since you already have a 3" BL I'd say go for 4" springs up front & a shackle flip in the back. A little hacking of the fenders and you'll clear.

    My tires clear at full flex with only minor :hack: :grind:
     
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    As of now it's only trails, but that's because I haven't found too much mud lately. :mad: I have 33's now, but I still drag on stuff. I plan to mostly mud, and I have a heavy right foot, so I plan on upgrading to a d60, but not for a while/break the axle...and thankfully I don't care about cutting or body damage, so that's not a problem. The shackle flip looks like a bit of work though it's probably not...
     

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