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Lifted 2-Wheel drive Sub

Discussion in '1936-Present Suburban' started by FastFob, Sep 5, 2002.

  1. FastFob

    FastFob Registered Member

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    Anyone have a Lifted 2-wheeler?
    I found a nice Sub with a good 454.
    Only problem is that it's not a 4x4.

    3 inch suspension lift with a 3 inch body
    lift should be able to clear 35s/36s?
     
  2. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    can we say pre-runner? /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
  3. chvyhs

    chvyhs 1/2 ton status

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    I've seen them. Sometimes you can't tell if they're 2 or 4wd. You can get lifts from Fabtech . If you put a Full Floater rear end and a Detroit you can still have fun.
     
  4. Todd 91

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    muddysub-answer me this. What the heck is a pre-runner? I've seen that in other posts but don't know what it is. Thanks.
     
  5. chvyhs

    chvyhs 1/2 ton status

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    I can aswer this for you.

    A prerunner truck is one of the trucks you see running around that looks like they haven't finished the lift yet. They're lifted more in the front than in the back. It supposed to be the desert racing/stadium racing set up.
     
  6. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    yeah tipically a tubbed rear or fiberglass bedsides, long travel suspension and huge front fenders. where do you live? obvoiusly not in the south west if you don't know what a pre runner is.
     
  7. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    The term pre-runner came from the desert racing industry many years ago. For a long desert race, the driver will go out and "pre-run" the race, often several times, to get familiar with the course. They don't pre-run in a full-on race truck, since they aren't trying to see how fast they can go. So the teams build a stout truck that can take plenty of abuse in the desert, which the driver then uses for this task. The trucks became known as pre-runners. Later they started showing up on the street as us plain old folks emulated the stuff that they had built. /forums/images/icons/cool.gif
     
  8. Todd 91

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    No, no southwest living for me. Mid-Missouri now but originally from the great white North. Thanks for the responses.

    Todd
     
  9. chvyhs

    chvyhs 1/2 ton status

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    Are you going to do the lifted 2wd Suburban thing?
     
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    chvyhs 1/2 ton status

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    Here's some prerunner pics too.

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  11. Ddragggon

    Ddragggon 1/2 ton status

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    if its a 3/4 or 1 ton, then good luck finding lift parts for it. I tried to find lift parts for my 77 pickup, and my 77 suburban, and all I got was `3/4 ton? nope. havn't made those in years' the rear is easy, either spring or block, and its done, but the front needs extended A-arms, and lift spindles to work. fabtech might be able to make something for you, but it'd be a custom 1 off, and cost an exhorbanent ammount of money...

    -Rich
     

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