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zero lift question

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by 86 4door, Dec 10, 2002.

  1. 86 4door

    86 4door Registered Member

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    I have a 1986 K30 crew cab, new 5.5" lift springs in front, i need another 2" of lift to clear my 38"16.5 radial"s at full turn. my question is is it safe to use your 1"ad a leaf block,in addition to two stock rear overload springs for a total of 2" of lift, will it be ok in your opinion,would this be safe.I already have a 3" body lift, and i dont want to cut the fenders
     
  2. reddog64

    reddog64 1/2 ton status

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    Have you thought of a different off-set rims... /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
  3. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    I wouldn't recommend doing anything more than the 1" of either the zero rates or the overload. You're adding a lot of leverage on the front end going with any more.
     
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    GMCLegacy 1/2 ton status

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    longer shackles and zero rate combo?
     
  5. reddog64

    reddog64 1/2 ton status

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    the longer shackles lift it a little bit...

    but also point the pinion down a few degrees.. not much though...

    I think that aside from getting a body lift, or larger lift springs... the shackle and ord 1 incher are your best bet... should be enough.. did you trim the fenders yet? /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
  6. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    just cut the fenders, they look better with some trimming anyway.
     

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