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Larger lift for 1 ton

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 53chevy, Sep 22, 2006.

  1. 53chevy

    53chevy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I am looking into a lager lift for my 4 door long bed chevy. I have the standard 6 inch lift for a one ton i just can't find a place that makes one larger. In the rear i'm planning on a shackle flip but what can i do in the front to raise it. I would like all spring lift but for the spring size its hard to find. Can i get the spirngs custom made for a fair price. I have a winch and bumper on front and planning a cummings turbo diesel so i'll need a little heavier rates. Thanks
     
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    big dan 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    lifts for 1/2 and 3/4 tons will be the same for 1 tons. the only difference will be the rear springs cause 1 tons and some 3/4 tons have 56" springs and 1/2 and some 3/4 tons have 52" rear springs. most of the time companies will want you to specify the rear spring length. as far as fronts go, they are all the same and the large lift springs will most always have high spring rates so you should have no problem with your heavy front end and if it doesnt sit level you can always add a zero rate in the front.
     
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    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    bds makes 8" springs, tuff country makes 8", superlift makes 8,10,12" skyjacker makes 8"

    thats the order i would buy them in
     
  4. 53chevy

    53chevy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I thought the 1ton springs are different for the 1/2 and the 3/4 ton springs?
     
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    53chevy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    thanks for the info
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    With respect to off the shelf lift kits, the front springs are all the same.
     
  7. 53chevy

    53chevy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    how much should 2 pair of 12inch of superlift spring cost? i found thhttp://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/73-91-Chevy-10-Lift-Springs-Pickup-Blazer-Suburban_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ33585QQihZ013QQitemZ230031979932QQrdZ1ese
     
  8. 53chevy

    53chevy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    how much should 2 pair of 12inch of superlift spring cost? i found thhttp://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/73-91-Chevy-10-Lift-Springs-Pickup-Blazer-Suburban_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ33585QQihZ013QQitemZ230031979932QQrdZ1ese
     
  9. 53chevy

    53chevy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    how much should 2 pair of 12inch of superlift spring cost? i found thhttp://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/73-91-Chevy-10-Lift-Springs-Pickup-Blazer-Suburban_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ33585QQihZ013QQitemZ230031979932QQrdZ1ese
     
  10. 53chevy

    53chevy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    well now with the 54" bogger soon how much lift am i going to need 15" and fender triming, who sells 15" packs? and are there any good spring websites.
    Thanks
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    No one sells 15" packs in the aftermarket world off the shelf except for the custom spring manufacturers such as Deaver, National, etc.

    I have some 12" Superlift front springs and 8" rears which will fit your 1 ton with modification to the rear spring hangers. Shoot me a PM and we can talk.
     
  12. chevy wrangler

    chevy wrangler 1/2 ton status

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    how about these!!!

    a full 20 inches!!LOL
    20 inch lift.jpg

    20 inch lift.jpg
     
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    TeK 1/2 ton status

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    get yourself some 12" front springs w/ 5" drop hangers and a 3" BL. That should get you crawling the mall quite well, 20" worth that is. For the rear you'd need a 4" Shackle flip, the 3" BL, and then finish it off with either 13" custom springs or 10" Springs and a 3" Block.
     
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    TeK 1/2 ton status

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    there is no way that truck has 20" lift. When I had my show truck I had 15" total lift(springs/hangers) and I had plenty of room for 44" boggers and 46s would fit with a lil rubbing and if I would have put my 3" BL back in I could have got 49s.
     
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    chevy wrangler 1/2 ton status

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    he has a huge bumper!!!! its still awsome
     
  16. Jackedup86GMC

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    So how much lift would be required for the new 54" Boggers? These new tires bring up other issues as well. Like would a 60/14 axle combo even hold up to them in real wheeling conditions? AKA not mall crawling! I can remember a time when I thought 44" TSL's were huge. Does anyone else remember those days?
     
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    TeK 1/2 ton status

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    60/14B combo could. 40spline axles up front in the 60 or run longfields in the front with a detroit, deadenber inner cs and knuckles. the rear would probably be fine just replace with some chromo shafts.
     
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    88-3/4t-bad boy 1/2 ton status

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    customsuspension.com makes pretty much anysize spring you would need. i think they go to like 24". but they are about $400 a piece, but something tells me if your bout to buy some brand new 54" boggers thats not to steep. theres a suburban on cardomain that has about 15" plus a 3" body lift. and i think you might need to go a wee bit bigger than that to fit 54's. unless you do alot of trimming. I was going to buy some springs from them but ive decided after being on ck5 for so long and never really owning a 4x4 that i would start into stages. also do you have cross over steering. you might want to look into that. scratch that they make 30" lifts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    chevy wrangler 1/2 ton status

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    here are some pics of extreme offroad cool trucks they make 30" lifts

    shop_in_sept_004.jpg

    shop_in_sept_004.jpg
     
  20. 53chevy

    53chevy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Do you think it woul be ok to go from the 56inch rears to 52 inch rears. Seems like that would b eaiser to get a lift, but i want to wheel my truck still. Thanks for all the info and pics keep it comming.
     

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