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Rear lift????

Discussion in '1936-Present Suburban' started by FLASHLIGHT76, Sep 11, 2002.

  1. FLASHLIGHT76

    FLASHLIGHT76 1/2 ton status

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    Ok anyone lift there rear 2" higher then there front. I'm looking at doing this:
    1 to compensate for future sag and added rear weght.
    2 to improve my rear exit angle. I don't realy feel like bobbing the tail.

    Big question is how noticeable is it on these trucks? I mean is it going to look getto or will it actually look slick? I'm going to be adding a lot of weight in my new bumper and tire sling out back plus when I'm loaded down she rides low in the tail.

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  2. Muddytazz

    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    I'm going to be doing the same thing...4" in front and 6" in rear for the same reasons. I've seen a few rigs around here that are this way and they really don't look that bad.
     
  3. steve_sm1

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    what size burb 1/2 or 3/4? My 3/4 has 4" springs all around no blocks and the front settled the rears are
    as high as the day i put them in 5 years ago. so I don't think it whould be a good idea just my $.02
     
  4. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    i don't see anything wrong with having 2 different lift heights, i have 5" front and 4" rear. it sounds like a good idea but i think i would go 4" front and 5" rear, unless that bumper is gonna be that big that you would need it.
     
  5. FLASHLIGHT76

    FLASHLIGHT76 1/2 ton status

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    Well It's a combination of things. I have a 3/4 ton and it rides level now. I have 6 inch front and rear. When I put in the D60 the rear the tube size and perch height are alittle bit shorter then the stock axle. So now I ride perfectly level. How ever thats not loaded for wheelin. I was looking at the zero rated 1" add a leaf from off road designs. That might be just right to compensate for bumper and possible rear winch. I figure with all the added weight I'm adding this ought to work just right. Either way it make my tail a little less vulnerable.
     
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    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    sounds good to me.
     
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    chvyhs 1/2 ton status

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    Try it and let us know. You can just put a 2" block for now.
    1. It's cheap
    2. It's easily removed

    Right now mine is 7" front and 6" rear and I'm happy with it. The rear overhang hasn't been a real problem yet. I think the 38" TSL's help.
     
  8. FLASHLIGHT76

    FLASHLIGHT76 1/2 ton status

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    Yeah something about tires larger then life will have that effect. The thing I hate about blocks is that I have wedges in there also and I'm sure I'd spit something out on the trail. I'll deffinately let you guys know when I do it.
     
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    if you have to, go with a tapered block
     

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