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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-28-2003, 03:08 PM
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Suspension lifts - \'79 Bronco

Hey guys. I have a 1979 Bronco (4x4 of course) with a major problem, the suspension is broken bad (trails can be fun but also deadly). I was using stock suspenion with a 3" body lift and was running 33x12.5's. My question is that now that I have to redo the entire suspension (including new rear springs as one of them is cracked [img]images/graemlins/cussing.gif[/img]) I am going to put a lift in and I was wondering which one to go with. I am currently a student so cost is an issue but I do want it done right as well so no crap components. I use the Bronco as a daily driver that like to have fun on the weekends but only to moderate trails. Any help you guys can offer would be great. Thanks in advance.
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Re: Suspension lifts - \'79 Bronco

what size tires are you going to run, how much lift do you want, and are you keeping the body lift? those trucks are pretty cheap to lift, you might luck out.
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I am looking at running my 33's for now(as I just bought them in the summer) but will be looking to go up to 35's next time. I am looking at going up by either 4" or 6" and most likely going to knock out the body lift for two reasons: 1) The lift was put in several years ago and is aging and 2) I dont really want the truck to look too disproportionate with the lift and small tires.
As said before I do you use my truck to have fun on the weekends but I still need it to function as a daily driver for the rest of the week. So that will also be a factor in the choice I need to make.
If you need any more information about it please let me know at [email protected]
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Re: Suspension lifts - \'79 Bronco

Well good thing about those older broncos is there isnt much to a suspension lift. Maybe try these guys http://www.bds-suspension.com/suspen...ems_9ford.html . One of my local 4x4 shops say they will replace anything you break. No matter how it got broke. They are also a spring company , so their springs are supposedly real good.
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Re: Suspension lifts - \'79 Bronco

Well if you want it to look good, then I would suggest taking the body lift off and leave it stock! The tires will fit fine, some folks have fit 40's under 79's by just cutting the fenders out! Are you opposed to trimming the fenders, if need be? I dont think you'll have to for 33's, but you can get 35's under there some day with a little Sawzall work [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img] You said cheap, and I dont think you can beat free! If your springs are worn out, then it might seem like you'd need some lift for 33's, and in that case you could go with a 1-2" leveling kit that markets for around $150. It comes with coils and slightly offset bushings, and would look good. Any more lift and I think it will look silly without some huge meat under there.
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