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lifting my truck

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by b laub, Mar 25, 2004.

  1. b laub

    b laub Registered Member

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    i am gonna be putting a lift kit on my 83 chevy come summer time and i was wondering what other mods besides steering will i have to do to it??

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  2. bleedchevy

    bleedchevy Registered Member

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    how much lift yer going with?
     
  3. txfireman110

    txfireman110 1/2 ton status

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    may have to modify driveshafts.
     
  4. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Longer brake lines/brackets , lines are preffered. I recommend a steering box brace. Even with steering arm the draglink get adjusted, it WILL be off. Depending on how you lift the rear , you may need shims or a CV shaft to keep vibrations at bay. Typically 4 inches would pose no problems on driveshaft with blocks or springs and the proper shim. A shackle flip will point your rearend up higher on pinion end. You have a pickup , right? Those shafts are longer and work better lifted than Blazers shorter shaft . Let us see it when its done /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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