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Thinking of going with a higher lift

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Chrisblazzer89, May 5, 2007.

  1. Chrisblazzer89

    Chrisblazzer89 1/2 ton status

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    Ok so as some might know I have an 88 :k5: with 3/4 ton axles with 4.10s and a 4" lift on 38.5 TSLs. The thing is Im getting a lil boared with the 4" lift and im thinking of going 6"- 7" of lift.

    What will I need to get 6"-7" of lift with some flex?

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    flip out back, zero rates and a 1" body..
     
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    you going up to 44's or something? LOL

    nevermind you have 4" ruffies. get some 52's up front with some fabbed brackets or Kerts kit and be set.
     
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    :wink1::wink1::D:D;);)
     
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    I have thought about a body lift But I rather not go there.
     
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    What are 4" ruffies?
     
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    rough countries one of the stiffest springs out there, limited flex and rough riding
     
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    Man do you have that right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Thats why im asking because i want to use my current springs

    Would a 2" flip and removing a leaf help?
     
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    1" body lift and new bushings is an awesome mod... no drawbacks and plenty of advantage..

    3", not so much..
     
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    I would have to do modding to the shifter linkage.
    I cant weld!! I would otherwise
     
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    up front-shackles,and a zero rate should give you right around 6 to 6 1/2..
    out back-shackle flip,zero rate and a set of 7 inch shackles...thats my current setup...
     
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    Completely off topic, but Chrisblazzer89 how do you like the tire and axle ratio combo? If all goes well, I'll have similar tires, but I can't decide what ratio to run.
     
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    Ok so I'll be the first to ask...why?

    You've got 38.5's clearing on 4" of lift...why not cut the fenders a little and put that money into something useful...like gears (I run 4.10's and 38.5's as well and its not low enough), new tires (those tsl's are looking a little bald), a locker, performance parts, iono...something...just seems like that money could be put to better use since you are already clearing them perfectly fine.
     
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    yeah, how much have you already trimmed to fit 38.5's with a 4" lift?
     
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    X2!
     
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    Yea I was thinking about the same thing last night and I think I will just save for a detroit for the rear and a dana 60 for the front and new tires will come soon:D

    BTW Im probly going to just get some zero rates for all 4 corners
     
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    I have 4.10s and its fine but the low first gear in my 700r4 helps. But I say got 4.56s or aslong as you dont do high way go 4.88s or higher.

    Im going 4.88s or 5.13s
     
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    I run 38.5's with 4.10's and a brand new 2nd gen 700r4 and although it feels low enough coming from much higher gearing trust me when I say its not low enough :)
    Your tranny will thank you for dropping gears.
     

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