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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-01-2001, 02:25 PM
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concerns on a 6 inch lift

I am thinking on installing a 6" Superlift kit and 35" Pro Comp tires on my 89 bronco and was wondering what the hidden extras will be. For example, will I need a longer drive shaft or brake lines. I realize I will have to swap out the gears. I know this question has probably been asked a hundred times but I am still a fairly new Bronco owner. Thanks!

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Re: concerns on a 6 inch lift

I have a 6" and 35's on my 93 and here's what I can tell ya. Driveshafts will not be a problem, the kit adjusts the rear pinion angle so all is fine. My front brake lines are close to maxed out at full drop... might be worth the extra money because a 6000 pound bronco without brakes is BAD. Don't worry about the rear brake lines, they should have plenty of slack. Make sure you get a swaybar drop kit for the front, that was $30 extra on mine. Longer radius arms and new rear springs aren't neccessary but some people will tel you rear blocks are bad. Just dont' try to cut a donut on dry asphalt and you wont' fold them over, and spring wrap isn't that bad, even in 4lo. Gears are definitely worth the money, but it's bearable with stock gears and a 351, probably kinda slow with a 302. My tranny probably wouldn't act up as much if i had changed to 4.56 gears from the get-go, so I would recommend changing them when you lift it. You might consider putting in some Energy Polyurethane radius arm bushings while you've got it apart, I wish I had... they are cheap. If you're having a shop install the lift just tell them to add them in there. All I can think of right now.


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I was gunna ask all those same questions about my bronco.I was told by 4 wheel warehouse that I had to get the steering kit as well.The guys at K bar S advised me that with every inch that you drop all your brackets,you add more leverage to crack an allready weak bronco chassis.Here in Nevada off-road racing is really big,so they told me that if I was going to do any racing or alot of pre-running that I should find someone that would bend and lengthen the axles and housing.That way the pivot points all retain the stock geometry and will be more durable

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I was gunna ask all those same questions about my bronco.I was told by 4 wheel warehouse that I had to get the steering kit as well.The guys at K bar S advised me that with every inch that you drop all your brackets,you add more leverage to crack an allready weak bronco chassis.Here in Nevada off-road racing is really big,so they told me that if I was going to do any racing or alot of pre-running that I should find someone that would bend and lengthen the axles and housing.That way the pivot points all retain the stock geometry and will be more durable

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Re: concerns on a 6 inch lift

Autofab has a kit where they rebend the axle housings. It's only a 4" though. You can also do a solid axle swap. Bronco Graveyard sells this kit. I personally am looking for a solid axle swap using leaf springs and doing away with the radius arms.


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yea i'm going to get a newer bronco 93+. i'm planning on doing an sfa swap once they come out with a 10" kit that doesn't use blocks. i wanna run 39.5's i can't wait!

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Re: concerns on a 6 inch lift

You mean front blocks or rear blocks? You can get the SFA coil kit with 12" springs, no blocks. As for the rear, just do a shackle flip and run the 8" Skyjacker springs and you'd be at least 10" high, maybe more, with no blocks.


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