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woohoo, 4"lift. i think i got a decent deal. **update**

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by vortec, Mar 9, 2007.

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does it sound like a good deal?

  1. yeah, nice one.

    6 vote(s)
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  2. not bad - budget can be fun.

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  3. dude, you're getting ripped off!

    4 vote(s)
    14.3%
  4. where did i put that doughnut?

    6 vote(s)
    21.4%
  1. vortec

    vortec 1/2 ton status

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    rancho 4" lift.

    the good:

    -bushings in decent shape
    -u-bolts in good shape (but i may replace them anyway, to be safe)
    -donor truck was a mall-crawler with little to no offroad
    -drop steering arm included (of course)

    the bad:

    -rear blocks (until i get a shackle flip kit, probably blackwidow)
    -one spring pack is missing the overload spring, so i'll lose some lift (good for flex, though)
    -i'll probably replace the shocks.

    he was asking $225 and i talked him down to $150. he got a deal on a 6", so he's upgrading his '74 for looks. mine will see action, so 4" will clear my near-future tires without killing my COG.
     
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  2. TexasBlazerBoy

    TexasBlazerBoy 1/2 ton status

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    Not bad, good start:D
     
  3. Bigdawg234

    Bigdawg234 Registered Member

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    good starting point, you can always do a shackle flip out back later
     
  4. 84 K5 4x4

    84 K5 4x4 1/2 ton status

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    Not a bad deal to start with.
     
  5. lochenjons

    lochenjons 1/2 ton status

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    I got the same lift (I think). I'm ditching the blocks in a week or two for the flip
     
  6. RIPPEDK5

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    good safe starting point with the ability to upgrade further and it cost you little money--right on
     
  7. Brians89K5

    Brians89K5 1/2 ton status

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    never mind, im an idiot. Didn't read you already purchased the lift.
     
  8. vortec

    vortec 1/2 ton status

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    i picked it up, last night. really does appear to be from a mall-crawler. it's got some road grime, but none of the typical offroad signs of the area (grit, abbrasions, etc.) and the leaves all sit in-line and snug in the packs. less rust than i expected, and, the steering arm is brand spanking new. never even installed. the guy said the arm is for a dana44, but i think the corporate 10-bolt uses the same one (somebody correct me if i'm wrong, there). it's a procomp gm400.

    thanks for the opinions. more positive votes than negative, but it looks like more people than i expected think i got a raw deal. oh well, i guess i'll find out.

    since i won't be getting new, larger tires immediately, i'll have time to clean the lift up and really scrutinize it before installing it.
     
  9. muddermilitia

    muddermilitia ThatTrazerGuy GMOTM Winner

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    yep the steering is the same for 10-bolt or dana 44
     
  10. vortec

    vortec 1/2 ton status

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    muy bueno. gracias por la confirmación

    don't ask me why i started typing in spanish. i don't know.

    thanks, muddermilitia
     

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