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Lowest lift

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by blazerboy72, Feb 21, 2003.

  1. blazerboy72

    blazerboy72 1/2 ton status

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    What is the smallest lift I have to have to fit 38.5" on my 72 without cutting? this is my daily driver so im not going to be off road very much
     
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    I'd say 6" suspension 3" body or straight 8" suspension. 8" will ride like crap and you will probably hate it on a daily driver.
     
  3. Silver84k5

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    you will rub with just 8 inch springs, i rubbed going in my driveway and over curbs, and my tires were 38 15.50 tsl radials.... just do some minor trimming and they wont rub.
     
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    how bad does the 8" rub and what brand is yours?
     
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    my friend rubbed w/36" tsl's and 8" springs. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    it was superlift, which are stiffer then skyjackers, I had those same tires, and the same springs on my 77 with the bushwhacker cut out flares, and it still rubbed when i went wheelin.... Now im runnin about 5 inch lift and 39.5"s and with some good cutting i dont rub.... Are you nervous about cuttin on your rig? You can make cut fenders look better then stock fenders INMO, the best example is "yunit's" truck his fenders look F'in bad ass,
     
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    yeah but i just spent $3000 on body work
     
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    holy hell........ what did you do. i hope you dont have too many plans on wheeling it too hard.. unless you just got money to throw around.
     
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    i dont plan on wheeling it hard mainly just once a year. the body work was really about $2000 i exaterated a little /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif either way its too much to cut it
     
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    either way its too much to cut it

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    yea id say so
     
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    i dont plan on wheeling it i just want to have the biggest truck at school before graduation. i can always use the 73 or 74 if i want to go offroad
     
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    I have 38"(actual height) michelins on my 72 with a 4 inch lift and a bit of trimming, it could use a bit more, but where my fenders are so rotten, im just letting them rub. I like the low lift cause it keep the centre of gravity down closer to the gound. ill post a pic in a minute.
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    8". any less and you are going to have to cut.
     
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    ok i was planning on getting an 8" i just wanted to see if i could go with any thing less
     
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    If my tires were only 36" could i use a 6 or 7 inch lift?
     
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    my aim is to have the biggest truck before graduation too /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif. 36s with 7" would probably rub a little but nothing bad.
     
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    i hate the way they measure these tires my 38.5's are actually 36" and so are my 40's
     
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    I would be the type to just CUT! :lol I would do that because anythign I have will be rusted as the name implies.
     
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    My truck is the biggest at my school. HAHA /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    mine was rusted but it aint no more
     

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