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Not your average lift ?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by rockink5, Feb 22, 2003.

  1. rockink5

    rockink5 1/2 ton status

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    I want to go to 56" rear springs and I have all that worked out. I am using an ORD flip. Problem is thats only 4". I am lifting the front up to 6" and have yet to find a way to get the back up with out a block. I am using 0rates now but it still will not be enough. I can't seem to find anyone who makes a 2" lifted 56" rear. And I am not sure about the whole rearching thing.

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    Or you could get the shackles that are made to lower a vehicle (like in Summit) and reverse them for the shackle flip and lift it, that MIGHT work but that's just something that I though of...
     
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    zero rates plus make some custom spring perches that are 1" taller than factory. Not much different than a block except its welded in. Otherwise you can bring the spring to frame mounts down an inch. Just a couple other ideas for ya. Don't know where to find those springs your looking for.
     
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    You might try email different spring companys and ask if they have what you're looking for. Just a thought.
     
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    Some will depend on the ACTUAL lift of the front. I had planned to buy a set of cheap 4" rears and take out leaves to level it out. Skyjacker makes 2" lift 56" springs, but they run about $400 for the pair.
     
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    2" blocks aren't that bad, and if you want you can just weld them on. i know people who have 5.5" blocks, which isn't he smartest idea, but they still haven't had any problems yet, so i doubt 2" will give you any problems at all
     
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    Try alcan springs out of Grand Junction Colorado and bring your visa card
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    I want to go to 56" rear springs and I have all that worked out. I am using an ORD flip. Problem is thats only 4". I am lifting the front up to 6" and have yet to find a way to get the back up with out a block. I am using 0rates now but it still will not be enough. I can't seem to find anyone who makes a 2" lifted 56" rear. And I am not sure about the whole rearching thing.

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    [/ QUOTE ] Don't "Add-a-Leafs" give ya 2" anyways ???
     
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    If you use a lowering shackle to lift it make sure you box it in or it will collapse. As already stated Skyjacker makes a 56" lift spring. You could also go to a spring shop and get yours rearched.
     
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    Don't "Add-a-Leafs" give ya 2" anyways ???


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    That's what I thought and what I planned on doing to my Burb with the shackle flip.

    Brett
     
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    Its hard to get things to turn out the way they do on paper. When I did my rear suspension I was hoping to get about a six inch lift but I came short about 1.5". I ended up cutting my old blocks to get 1.5" blocks.

    There are a lot of variables that effect the final ride height. Shackle angle, shackle length and spring rate to name a few. I suggest just installing it and fine tune it to achieve your desired height, using longer shackles or adding blocks.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    There are a lot of variables that effect the final ride height. Shackle angle, shackle length and spring rate to name a few. I suggest just installing it and fine tune it to achieve your desired height, using longer shackles or adding blocks.

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    That's what I'm saying. Get the 4" Pro Comp 56" rear springs for around $275 for the pair, and take out leaves as you need to. Hell, throw your Zero Rate in the front and level it out.
     
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    Lowering shackles are weak. Use something made for 4x4's like this long shackle for an xj. This warrior products shackle is beefy
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