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New Dilema, 12 inch lift for a 1st gen?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Dieselmh, Jun 25, 2004.

  1. Dieselmh

    Dieselmh 1/2 ton status

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    I called National Tire and Wheel last night, who quoted me a 12 inch lift for $1300 complete, but when I called back to order it, it was only for 73 and up rigs. Does anyone know who makes a 12 inch suspension lift for a first gen? I called Superlift directly, and they don't, and said that nobody did. Is this true? Am I doomed to have custom springs made? Help! /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    Wrong forum... /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif

    Anyway, why do you need 12" springs???
     
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    the garage is all purpose nothing wrong with posting this here or the first gen forum. I can't say I know of a manufacturer that makes them, whats wrong with custom springs? Sure they are expensive but better quality on the whole.
     
  4. Dieselmh

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    The first gen forum doesn't get a lot of traffic, and I figured that some people may know where to get them even though they don't own a first gen. Also, I need 12 inch springs to get 12 inches of lift! I'm running 44s and really don't want to end up removing my fenders to get them on. I actually only need 8 inch springs in the rear, since I'm going to run a shackle flip, but need 12s up front. I don't really want customs due to the much higher cost and availability. If something happens and I break one, most shops around here would take months to get it made.
     
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    The cheapest solution is to use the 73+ spring and modify the front hanger.
     
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    yup
    or better yet start with 8" rear springs and use them on the front and adjust both the hanger and shackle
    Superlift springs suck ass
    for some reason lift spring makers build the springs to the same length as the stock neg arch springs 23.5/23.5

    after a bit of work I can get my front Superlift 10" springs to bottom the driveshaft on hard braking just by shackle modifications (length and angle) and adding friction buttons
     
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    10" skyjackers.

    You could do a 2" body, or dropped hangers and a add aleaf.

    I have 10" springs on mine, dropped hangers and shackles.
     
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    fourwheelerjeff 1/2 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    i don't believe skyjacker makes a 10 inch spring (call and ask 'em)
     
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    I didnt think so either, but im 99.9% sure mine are skyjacker.
     
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    The biggest springs I've found from any company are 8 inches. I guess I may try to get away with 8 inch springs, 1 or 2 inches of body lift (even though I hate body lifts) and lots of fender trimming! I don't mind cutting the fenders, but I'm not sure if it's going to be enough. I'm going to price some custom springs, but I think the cost is going to be prohibitive.
     
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    I had some 10" or 14" springs quoted form a place in canada that had good prices I will find the e-mail and web address when I get home.
     
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    Any luck finding that info?

    Thanks.
     
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    I did not get home last night. I will de home tonight and I will post it.
     
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    ok well I priced 10" springs.

    Here are the prices:

    The Front springs will cost you 275.00 each = $186.01
    The Rear Springs will cost you 300.00 each = $202.92
    shipping = 236.74

    here is the website.:
    http://www.customsuspension.com/
     
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    Cool, thanks. I'll definately be giving them a call. I think I may just go with 10 inch springs up front, 6 inch in the back with a shackle flip. The local shop wants $320 per spring for 12 inchers. Thanks again.
     
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    The cheapest solution is to use the 73+ spring and modify the front hanger.

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    Why would you need to modify the front hangar?
     
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    Might want to make the lift just a bit more in the back to prevent saggy butt sydrome...just something to think about. What size tires did you say you are going to run? What kind of wheeling do you do?
     

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