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Re: OK, one thing at a time....
"1. No sway bar removal, this thing has to stay streetable!
2. So, with a suspension lift, your actual ground clearance isn't really improved save for the extra 2" of tire height? If I go from 32's to 35's, I'm really only gonna get 1.5" taller from the tires. That's an extra 1.5" of room for the oil pan, tranny and diffs right?
3. Shackle flip will actually raise the vehicle right?
4. Which would be the best place to start if you were gonna try and make a stock 83 flexible?
5. Should I get the sawzall ready for the tire wells?"
1. NO worries, it will be plenty streetable. apx. 5" lift no sways. Actually rides better. I tow as well.
2. NO, ground clearance is increased with a lift, just not the axles. everything that rides on the suspension gets lifted. No, Tires add more to the lift height, but add it from the ground, at roughly (not exactly) 1/2 the difference in the old height vs. new height of the tires. This ground up lift does increase axle height from ground.
3. yes, if done properly.
4. would not do anything to the rear until you either pick up the sawzall and cut the sheetmetal for the tire, or change to a proper sized wheel that will stuff in your wheelwell.
5. see 4 above.
A lift is basically needed because without it, you will find you have the best, flexiest stocker around, yet can't go half the places someone with some clearance can.