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Keeping the truck level with a 4" lift

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Can Can, Feb 23, 2004.

  1. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Keeping the truck level with a 4\" lift

    I'm under the impression that in order to keep a truck level when installing a 4" lift, you have to install a set of zero-rates in the rear.

    Am I correct? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
  2. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Re: Keeping the truck level with a 4\" lift

    Depends on condition of rear springs.Also depends on whether your shackle flipped or blocked. I assume most blocks are close to same height from kit to kit. Mine actually sits a little higher in the rear with my flip. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Re: Keeping the truck level with a 4\" lift

    Sorry, I should have been a little more clear with my description. /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif

    No shackle flip, no blocks. New 4" springs on all four corners.......
     
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    Re: Keeping the truck level with a 4\" lift

    OH , then I guess it just depends on the spring rate and free arch. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  5. 88Silverado

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    Re: Keeping the truck level with a 4\" lift

    I did the ORD flip and 4" Superrides in front.
    If my gas tank is empty, it sits just about level.
    When full..it sags about 1" /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
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    Re: Keeping the truck level with a 4\" lift

    I wouldn't see why you would have to worry about it w/ all new springs, just keep the mother in law out of the back seat /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif

    John
     
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    Re: Keeping the truck level with a 4\" lift

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    I wouldn't see why you would have to worry about it w/ all new springs, just keep the mother in law out of the back seat /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif

    John

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    /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
     
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    Re: Keeping the truck level with a 4\" lift

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    Sorry, I should have been a little more clear with my description. /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif

    No shackle flip, no blocks. New 4" springs on all four corners.......

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    Paul, on my K5 I put all new 4" TC springs and needed the zero rates to level it out. /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
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    Re: Keeping the truck level with a 4\" lift

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    Paul, on my K5 I put all new 4" TC springs and needed the zero rates to level it out.

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    Most likely due to the D60 front gaining you some unwanted extra height.

    Rene
     
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    Re: Keeping the truck level with a 4\" lift

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    Paul, on my K5 I put all new 4" TC springs and needed the zero rates to level it out.

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    Most likely due to the D60 front gaining you some unwanted extra height.

    Rene

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    Good point, tho that extra height certainly wasn't unwanted...... /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     

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