The Body Lift Thread

Discussion in 'Stock Suspension + Bolt On Kits' started by squeaky3, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. phule

    phule Back in a 400 again

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    32s. Possible 285s w/ minor triming
     
  2. Tet97Chev

    Tet97Chev OBS Enthusiast

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    Thanks!
     
  3. Snowboi

    Snowboi Newbie

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    I run 285's without trimming, sits level enough with the rear. depends on offset aswell. 285's actually look a tad small, looking for something a little bigger before SAS lift. If needed, I could snap a picture for you.
     
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    Tet97Chev OBS Enthusiast

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    You're 2WD? I just ordered 32x11.5x15. I'll post a picture once they're on
     
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    Snowboi Newbie

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    Sorry, 4x4. I do have a 3" BD, but have seen folks run 285 on the stock 16's..
     
  6. phule

    phule Back in a 400 again

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    Also factor in 2wds have a narrower track width. On factory offset wheels they will rub the frame.
     
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    Nice looking truck. Do you have any pictures looking more straight at the side of the truck? Looking to go this rout with mine, just trying to figure out what look/combination would be best to go with still. Thanks
     
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    Portedfrankenstien I'm Awesome

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    Anyone who has actually done the shift link extension, and the transfer case shifter extension, can you please post some pics? I've searched through quite a few pages on here, and haven't seen it yet.
     
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    Tried the cut/weld directions included with my lift, but I found it pretty problematic welding the two together - OEM and lift kit metals seems to be slightly different, and had a hell of a time getting quality welds with it. First weld broke off while tightening the bolt on the steering linkage.

    Took a trip to the junkyard, pulled a few shift rods off the trucks out there (just need a 13mm combo wrench) and bent them to shape. Works better than the weld, imo. Also - ensure that the truck is in Park before doing this. The neutral safety switch in the pre-1994s are located in the steering column rather than the transmission and if the steering level on the trans has been moved during the lift, it will start in drive. Ask me how I know :(

    Stock steering linkage is on the top, bent steering linkage is bent at the lowest bend nearest the transmission:
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    Would be interested in seeing t-case extensions as well, though.
     
  10. MDR-97-Z71

    MDR-97-Z71 400 Obsessor

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    Figured I'd would ask this here rather than start a thread.

    Since I'm not gonna be able to get a 6in RCX for another 2-3 years from now and I'm starting to get bored with my 97 cranked level with 285's. I've been debating more lately about a 3in BL.. But would that really be a better choice than just 2in blocks an cranking the front end? I already have a set of 2in solid blocks I got from a friend in case I ever wanted to use them

    Also I'm interested in any pics anyone has of a 3in body lift with 285's, if the BL is the route I end up taking I would prefer not to have to buy new tires considering I just did a month ago!


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