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Need peoples opinions on rancho 4" lift

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by y5mgisi, Mar 15, 2004.

  1. y5mgisi

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    Need peoples opinions on rancho 4\" lift

    The lift i have is a well used 4" rancho lift. It consists of 5 tapered leafs in front with poly bushings,and 4" blocks in the rear(a buddy also has some good DOETCH tech 3000 schocks im picking up from him too). Also has a 4"raised steering arm. Do you think that this setup will provide a good ride and handeling charecteristcs(sp?) on a otherwise stock daily driven '90 suberban? I would especaily like to here from people who already have this setup. How does it take the bumps and corners? does it feel "lose" threw the steering wheel? Sorry for the drawn out question but would realy like to know what to expect.

    P.S. How many of you with sububans experenced driveline vibes from a 4" lift? /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
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    Re: Need peoples opinions on rancho 4\" lift

    I just removed a Set of Rancho 4" HD front springs from my 90 K5, they were very stiff. /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif I now run the TC 4" and they are much softer.
     
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    Re: Need peoples opinions on rancho 4\" lift

    I currently have exactly that setup on my burb...you've seen my burb also. 4" rancho's, Pro Comp 3000 shocks and a raised steering arm and it doesn't ride like a brick like the ranchos supposedly do...maybe its the wait of the burb that is the difference. But i'd go with it /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: Need peoples opinions on rancho 4\" lift

    Thats right i totaly forgot all about that. You were runnin 33"mudkings right? That realy looked pretty good. Did you get any driveline vibes after that? Did you use the tapered rear blocks(i am). and (sorry again for all the questioning) but would you(or anyone) recomend droping my t-case cross member 1"???? /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    Re: Need peoples opinions on rancho 4\" lift

    I wouldn't drop my case just for a 4". I have a 6" and I dropped it for a while. Now I have it back in the stock location. I like it better up. When I dropped the case I had to drop the crossover pipe for the exhaust to clear the front driveline.
     
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    Re: Need peoples opinions on rancho 4\" lift

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    The lift i have is a well used 4" rancho lift. It consists of 5 tapered leafs in front with poly bushings,and 4" blocks in the rear(a buddy also has some good DOETCH tech 3000 schocks im picking up from him too). Also has a 4"raised steering arm. Do you think that this setup will provide a good ride and handeling charecteristcs(sp?) on a otherwise stock daily driven '90 suberban? I would especaily like to here from people who already have this setup. How does it take the bumps and corners? does it feel "lose" threw the steering wheel? Sorry for the drawn out question but would realy like to know what to expect.

    P.S. How many of you with sububans experenced driveline vibes from a 4" lift? /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif

    [/ QUOTE ] Only thing I would recomend is ditching the 4" blocks and ordering the ORD 4" shackle flip.
     
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    Yeah, i'm running 33's. No id didn't have any driveline vibe's at all..thats the nice thing about a burb, much longer wheelbase gives for better rear driveline angle variables. And no, i did NOT lower the t-case and I am using the tapered blocks in the rear.
     
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    Sweet thanks for all the info /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     

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