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M1008 lift kit

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 53chevy, Jan 1, 2005.

  1. 53chevy

    53chevy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Hi i'm new here and just trying to figure things out.I'm trying to find a 8 or 12 inch lift kit for my 5/4 ton M1008. Do u know any place that makes one for the 5/4 ton. Also I'd like to go big with the 12 inch lift, but do u think an 8 inch lift would clear 44's. Thanks much
     
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    53chevy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    What do you think i need to do to clear 44's ( Body lift and Susp.)
    Thanks
     
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    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    as far as I know the 5/4 ton and the civilian 1 ton are the same truck. If somebody know different I'd like to hear it.


    as to clearing 44's without any fender trimming you may well need 12+3. Maybe less. 8" won't never do it without trimming.

    With trimming, hell, you don't need much lift at all. I've seen a suburban with 1" lift and 44's. My blazer has 4-6" with 44's. Just all depends on how much you want the suspension to actually move and what you plan to use the vehicle for.
     
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    53chevy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    The info i have is that the M1008 is a 5/4 ton. Yes it's very close to the One ton. I thinking about starting with the 12 inch and then put 3 inch body lift on, and i'm willing to pull the sawzall out and the sledge hammer to get them to fit.
     
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    53chevy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Any info is greatly in need.Thank
     
  6. big83chevy4x4

    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    just because its a 5/4 ton doesn't mean its any different than a 1 ton. it has the same suspention as a 1ton, a lift kit for a 1 ton will fit with no problems.

    i suggest go with a 8" and cut the fenders, mainly for a lower center of gravity
     
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    53chevy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    What size Spring are the Chevy Military 52 inch or 56 inch. Thanks
     
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    79stomper, the 3/4ton is the M1009 blazer..
     
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    53chevy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Is that 56" rear and 52" front or 56" front and back.
    Thanks
     
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    smokkey1 1/2 ton status

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    56" rear for 3/4 and 1 ton and 52" rear for 1/2 ton. the fronts are 48" IIRC
     
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    I have a 87 1 ton and I pulled up next to a 5/4 cucv. It was the exact same suspension. what makes the cucv a 5/4 ton is its a diesel from what i read
     
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    79Beast 1/2 ton status

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    Here's a picture of the M1008 I set up. It's running 10" Superlift front springs with 6 degree steel shims and the axle moved forward 1". The rear has an ORD shackle flip with 6" Procomp springs. In order to keep the rear axle centered in the wheelwell with the shackle flip, I swapped the springs around so that the 30" section is forward and then redrilled the spring perch to move the axle back 1". Factory wheelbase was 131" (I think) and I effectively added 2" overall. I ran 395/85R20 Michelin XMLs which measure 46 1/2" tall. 10" with 46s does require minor fender trimming. For comparison, my 44" boggers are 42 1/2" tall. I clear the 44s with an 8" lift on a different truck. There's no way I would ever use a 12" lift just to clear 44s. In fact, the next round of mods on my offroad truck may see a 2" reduction in lift and still clear 44s.

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    PS: The M1008 is considered a 5/4 ton due to its payload capacity. With the exception of starting and charging systems as well as a few little gadgets here and there, it's a standard issue 1 ton Chevy.
     
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    79Beast, Do you have a web site for your truck, it sounds awsome.
     
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    my 1028 has a 3600 lb payload capacity!!
     

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