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More lift for the front

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BowtieRed, Sep 17, 2003.

  1. BowtieRed

    BowtieRed 1/2 ton status Author

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    I'm planning on getting the 46" claws in about 8 months, and i really don't want to get new springs up front. i have 10" up front now and i'm thinking about 14" will do with some cutting. how could get that lift- zero rates and shackles? and in the rear, echobit shackel flip with 6" shackle and take out 3" block? what are ya'll thoughts?
     
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    mudjunkie 82 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    any body lift?
     
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    BowtieRed 1/2 ton status Author

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    currently none- but i run mud almost exclusivly, so if possible i'd like to avoid that.
     
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    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Why's that? Body lift has more advantages on mud than any other surface?

    At 10", your driveshafts are screaming already. You already have enough lift to run any size tires you want.
     
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    yeah actually you can run a slightly higher intake setup with body lift, only disadvantage is the big gaps that now allow lots of mud into the engine bay. Thats an insanely easy fix that I hate how lazy so many people are and don't do it. All you have to do is get some good flat rubber and make your own body lift lips. I don't know if its hard to come by or what, I have a big roll of conveyor belt that would work perfect for that but I don't plan on body lifting.
     
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    Send it to me then i'd love to use it.
     
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    hell ya,for 69.99 or so summit sells a 3" body lift.
     
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    another thing about BL- my friend with a 3" BL got in a wreck and his body COMPLETELY seperated fromt he frame- and he got pinned between the steerig wheel and seat for over two hours, he was ok, but the steering box was gone and the firewall and engine compartment got screwed. his frame was fine from the winch bumper he had.
     
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    When I bought my 2" body lift kit i replaced the bolts with grade 8 bolts
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    my friend with a 3" BL got in a wreck and his body COMPLETELY seperated fromt he frame

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    Honstly that has nothing to do with it. I been to alot of accedents from when I was a cop in Cali that the body came off the frame. I asked the firemen and they said it dont matter if its a car or a truck with a body lift. The bolts are still the same.
    Hell what do you need more lift for. At 10" you can run anything out there. I will be running 7" of lift and 44" bogger here in about 8 monthes. I will have plunty of room to stuff tires.
     
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    SLED DOG, what is that belt off of?we have a smashed conveyer at work off one of our roof top conveyer trucks.it's a 40 foot conveyer so the belt is about 70 usefull foot after you cut off the paddles.maybe they will let me have it after the investgation. i don't have a body lift but it could be a free lift lip for everyone with a body lift (shy of shipping) how much could that be? /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gifto /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
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    sorry, danny, but it's not the strength of the bolts in question, it's the leverage that the body lift gives the body on the bolts. typical body mounts are about 1" tall. so if the body weighs 500lbs (easy number) and you go from 60mph to 0mph in .5 sec, that weight will accelerate at 166ft/s/s with 42ft-lbs. that's equal to almost 7000lbs. with a 3" body, the mounts are 3" +1" so the final pressure is 28,000lbs.
     
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    dude, I wouldn't worry about the lift problem, what about your front axel? Where's the beef, I wont even go up to 42's untill I have a d60 /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    Where's the beef

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    that's why i said "8 months" prior to those I will have
    D60
    4.88 all around (as opposed to just my front now)
    Detroit rear (or welded)
    Front posi
    Turned 14FF spring perches
    Headers
    Rockers
    Cam
    Carb
    Intake manifold
    SYE for the 241

    Driveshafts are ok- with the 241 front shaft is farther back, and i have a CV rear. Danny, I told you that, remember, I'm elite now /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Nice math work there!you have a real good point.I just figured changing the bolts to stronger ones might help.they need more than 4 bolts on the cab mounting
     
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    /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    I guess there IS a reason for taking AP Physics. . .even though i have no plans of real college. . . Wyotech it is! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     

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