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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-25-1999, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
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Skyjacker 6\" lift, do i need rear springs and new front arms?

I'm going to do a 6" Skyjacker lift on an almost stock 93 with a 351 in it. Do I need the springs in the back or would blocks be OK? Also, would I need those front traction bars? I mainly just drive in the mud and do some slight trail riding, so I don't need one tire 6 feet in the air and the other 3 still on the ground. Please advise if you know anything about this.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-27-1999, 12:14 AM
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Re: Skyjacker 6\" lift, do i need rear springs and new front arms?

I would go with the extra spring pack in the rear. A six inch lift with blocks would add to axle wrap and could lead to rear end and drive shaft problems. As far as the front traction bars, I think you mean radius arms. That's up to you. Longer arms give for better wheel travel, while using stock radius arms is less expensive.

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 12-27-1999, 06:01 AM
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Also depends on how far you drive on the road

If you drive your Bronco a lot on road, it may drive nicer with the arms. Steering geometry won't be as big a problem.
I'd definately stay away from blocks in the rear though. I've heard that the Broncos allready have axle wrap problems from the factory (although I haven't encountered it, but you don't want to add to it. It may be worse with more horsepower. Mine is basically stock.
Have you considered flipping the rear shackles? I'm working on a custom rear shackle that will hang the spring from the frame instead of above it. I ought to gain 4" or so at the axle depending on how long I make the shackle. I'm not sure why more people don't think of this as an option.

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