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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-16-2003, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
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cheap budget lift??

I was thinkin how to get 2" lift in the front w/o new springs. I saw spacers for 70 bucks, but would a body mount work? Just slip it on the stud under the thing that holds the coil spring down. Think its good/ bad idea.??
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Re: cheap budget lift??

i had gotten a price from rough country for some 6" coils for my 80 bronco and they quoted me at 100.00 for them . look around you might be able to find some coils for just alittle more than you would for those coil spacers

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Re: cheap budget lift??

Bad idea...you can safely (being a relative term) get 1" of lift that way using <font color="blue">WD40</font color>'s method - a steel spacer under the coil perch. A polyurethane spacer might work, but probably wouldn't last.

I don't recommend it either way. Lift coils are under $150 new...not bad for better ride, height, and peace of mind I say.
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I was kinda thinhking it might not work right, but I was bored and brainstorming about trucks. [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
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Re: cheap budget lift??

For the money I don't think you can beat a D44 SAS. Once it's solid it's much easier to move up and down.
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Re: cheap budget lift??

That's outta left field <font color="blue">BigNorm</font color>
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Re: cheap budget lift??

Yea, really lift coils, max 2" lift, and an add a leaf or block for the rear. The front you will then have to go and buy the camber/caster bushings, and probably have to crank the full 2.75 degree positive camber correction out of them to get your tires verticle again.
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Yeah I know it's out there but most people went with the kits first then came and realized solid is the way to do it. I was lucky with my kit and was given mine for free. I still thank Todd for that one. [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Re: cheap budget lift??

I'd search for used stuff and go to 4" springs or you'll want more later. Buy stuff from someone who has gone to a solid axel, they value TTB very little. Then do the shackle flip for the rear I went from 2 to 4 and now 6. sold used stuff as I went, but it cost me more over the long haul. Norm brings-up the solid D44 because hindsight is 20/20. If you a getting into serious 4 rated trails and rocks the Solid 44 has it's advantages and is less expensive to set-up if you can do it yourself with buddies. If you want high speed romping the D44 TTB is better.

If you really think a 2" lift will suffice now and into the future, I agree with the guys 2 inch coils, alignment bushings, and maybe an add a leaf in the rear (on the cheap from the junkyard F150 springs are thinner and can be added without getting a harsh ride.
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