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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-06-2003, 01:40 AM Thread Starter
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Lift Question

I'm over from the Toyota Board. (I did a search and didn't find much) My brother just bought an 84 Bronco, 4x4, 302, auto. It sits pretty low (the front is lower than the rear) and he was wondering what the best way to cheaply lift it. He just wants to get it up a little...he won't be doing much offroading at all. I noticed it has leafs in the rear (interesting rear spring hanger) and coils up front. Can he do a coil spacer up front or new coils? What can he do for the rear other than blocks? Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Re: Lift Question

The cheapest way to lift it as I'm sure you already know is to Body Lift it. If he is looking to go with 35's on the street then 3" body lift is for you. If he's going off the pavement with it then I wouldn't recomend this without cutting some metal first. Bronco's will fit 33's stock but will rub off highway if you flex it at all. As far as suspension goes you can go with up to 4 quarter inch spacers but you will have to buy some adjustable bushings. Some guys here will do this for a little added lift but I don't think it's worth it by itself. The twin traction beam TTB setup has to be dropped accordingly whenever any lift is added to the truck or your tires will be severely out of alignment. It's not like a solid axle. Look under your bro's bronco and you will see exactly what I'm talking about. As with most independant suspension lifts the ones for TTB are not cheap. If all he wants is a little added lift and some bigger tires then I'd do the Body lift. Nuff said.
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Re: Lift Question

Yep, if he just wants a little added height, 2 or 3" body lift. Of course, the factory rake will still be present, so those coil spacers, maybe a 1/2" worth might be worth looking into. Made by superlift. That will throw the alignment off, mainly camber, and he might also have to invest in some adjustable camber bushings to get that back to spec.

He could go with 32-35" tires. 32's will look a little small on a 3" body lift. 33's will probably work best.

If he's in Portland, tell him to join 2BigBroncos and come on out to Tillamook State Forest the next time we go out. He just missed Northwest Broncofest. I'm actually taking today off and heading over to Sandlake. Going to be a beautiful day!!! [img]images/graemlins/beach.gif[/img]
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