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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-09-2005, 01:24 AM
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What would you'll recommend for my 85 bronco, I'm thinking about lifting 3-4". what kit would be the best

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 10-09-2005, 09:36 AM
 
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Re: lift kits

All depends on what you want to do with the truck. Trail rig or daily driver? For a daily driver just get your basic 4" kit and be doen with it. For a trail rig look into a good qaulity kit with extended brake lines and extended radius arms. Rancho makes a good kit that includes everything but shocks. Superlift, Skyjacker and BDS all make good kits. The BDS lifts have a no questions asked garuntee...you break it they replace it. Stay away from ProComp...not high qaulity and you will not be satisfied.
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 10-09-2005, 12:40 PM
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MUCH THANKS, PLANNING TO DO SOME MUDDING AND MAYBE SOME ROCK CRAWLING. THE BRONCO IS ALSO GOING TO RUN AROUND THE STREETS AND GO WITH ME TO COLLEGE NEXT FALL.
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Go with a radius arm kit then. The upgrade is about an extra $500 but you will be glad you did it. If you wait then you have to buy the parts, pay for install and have another alignment, so its best just to do it the first time.
While the truck is in also have the axle pivot bushing replaced, it could prolly use it. Also, if you can afford it go with bigger springs instead fo blocks in the rear.

Also, you havnt mentioned it, but many people will tell you to run 33s with this setup, but 35s are doable. Also, you talk about doing rocks, so gearing could be an issue. All depends on how hard core you want to get.
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post #5 of (permalink) Old 10-10-2005, 10:32 PM
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EMAILED BDS THEY ADVISED OF A DEALER WITHIN OK DISTANCE, TOP END 6" LIFT NEW LEAFS RADIUS ARM KIT AND BLOCKED 1396.00 LABOR 700.00. I DIDN'T THINK THAT WAS BAD. I'LL CHECK ON THE SPRINGS
ANY OTHER IDEAS, THIS IS THE FIRST VEHICLE I'VE EVER DONE. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF SWAPPING OUT THE 351W 5.8L TO THE 6.9L DIESEL?

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THE REASON ON THE DIESEL IDEA IS MORE TORQUE AND BIO-DIESEL COST A LOT LESS THAN GAS.
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