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How to install a suspension lift?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 84gmcjimmy, Feb 15, 2004.

  1. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    Hey, Im new to the 4x4 scene (as I said a many of times) I was wondering how you install suspension lifts, like do the leaf springs sit on the exsisting ones, and you just use the new U bolts and stuff, or what do you have to do? I was looking at a ProComp one, (4" or 6") and it looked like it had alot more parts than I thought needed? I dont no /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
     
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    you remove the springs from your rig then replace them with the new ones. New u bolts and all, lots of people use blocks to lift the back but thats not a great way to do it. ProComp springs ride really rough.
     
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    You replace your old leaf springs with the new ones suplied in the lift kit. Some kits use blocks in the rear, but I personally would recomend different springs or a shackle flip instead of blocks. I would like to recomend ORD and Tuff Country suspension .
     
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    Procomp rides rough? what is a good brand then? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    Tuff Country, and BDS are both pretty good.
     
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    Pretty straight forward. In the front you replace the springs with lift springs that have a steeper curve. In the rear you can use a block, new lift springs, or a shackle flip. The rear shackle on GM's go upward from their mount a shackle flip simply replaces the mount so the shackle hangs down. Usually around 4 1/2" of lift from this /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif You will also need a steering correction for the front either a raised steering arm or droped pitman arm /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif plus longer brake lines
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Procomp rides rough?

    [/ QUOTE ]Yep, I can attest to that one. Like said above, Tuff country and especially BDS.
     
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    What is BDS's website?
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Tuff Country, and BDS are both pretty good.

    [/ QUOTE ] /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gifYEAH BUDDY! /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    superlift is what i used and it has a nice ride to me it actually rides better than it did stock with all new springs and shocks.
     
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    if you want a good bang for your buck, Rough Country sells a complete 4" suspension lift kit for 459$ /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif i bought this one and am pleased with it. www.roughcountry.com
     

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