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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-15-2003, 09:38 PM
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best way to get 2 to 3 in lift

ive got a 99 tahoe 4x4 fullsize i want to lift it between 2 and 3 in. all ive seen available are the 4 and 6 in kits for like 1200 bucks. can you use thicker torsion bars and a rear shackle to achieve this small amount of lift ? i dont want to use a body lift. any input would be appreciated. tia
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Re: best way to get 2 to 3 in lift

all the lifts smaller than 4" aren't designed right. Rancho used to have (may still have) a small 2 or 3" lift, but its trash. A guy on here had one and it gave him nothing but problems. He finally just took it off.

If thats all the lift you want, seriously consider a body lift. I don't like the idea either, but it may be the way to go if you just need to clear bigger tires.

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Re: best way to get 2 to 3 in lift

you can use one of those small kits, but it wont be nice to your front end.
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Re: best way to get 2 to 3 in lift

to lift your truck 3 inches, just get a bunch of guys. 1...2...3 LIFT! [img]images/graemlins/lame.jpg[/img]
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Re: best way to get 2 to 3 in lift

Yeah just ask AJM how ****ty Rancho lifts are, i recall him condeming his blazer lift to hell
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Re: best way to get 2 to 3 in lift

just do the body oift and get gap guards.....you'll be all set for under $400
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Re: best way to get 2 to 3 in lift

If you want 3" of lift get a tire 6" bigger in diameter. Done.

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Re: best way to get 2 to 3 in lift

Let me tell you something... do NOT get a full IFS suspension lift. I know a guy that only did a three inch body lift, and is clearing 35x12.5R15 tires on his fullsize. He simply cut his bumper clear off at the grille (straight up and down... looks good too.) and shaved a little off behind the tire on the fender. He says it only rubs at full lock with serious down motion...

So, why do this rather than a sus. lift? Well if you setup your truck like the guy I mentioned above, you will get SERIOUS front ground clearance. Very nice for a bargain lift. I know another guy with a 6 inch sus. lift and a 3 inch body lift, that runs 35's and cant go half the places the guy with just the body lift goes. Because of all the drop down components on a sus. lift, you would have to run 37's to get the same ground clearance as the guy with just a body lift. Trust me... its a worthwhile investment. Besides... you dont want bigger than 35's unless you plan on just wheeling the sidewalks at the mall...
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Re: best way to get 2 to 3 in lift

That's the OBS right?? If so get yourselve a 2 inch trail master lift block for the rear and do up the t-bars a little. Not many people agree but I have, no probs plus I know a couple people who have as well with no problems. Make sure to align it after or else it will eat the outter edges of your tires in the front.


If you have a NBS truck I've read about ford torsion bar keys giving lift. Not toooo sure how that all works but I'm going to bet it lifts the front but using less cranking yet still cv angles get angled.
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