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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-02-2000, 09:37 PM
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Best 6in. Susp. for 73-87

I wanna get a 6in. susp. lift for my 84 K20 Im planning on getting 38x13x16 tires also. I was wondering what is the best company for springs all the way around and the cheapest money. Also what about ride quality. Also my dad doesnt really want me to lift it because he thinks it will make it sway too much, because right now it drives straight goin 85 on the interstate when you let go of the wheel. I know I have to get brakeline extensions and a sterring arm or pitman arm but do i have to legthen my driveshafts?? I was told if it is a longbed you dont have to lengthen them, is this true??

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Re: Best 6in. Susp. for 73-87

well I bought the ruff country 6in kit with all four leaf springs,shocks,and steering arm for my 87 and i paid 650.00 for the whole kit plus shipping charges...So far I like the kit although the Heckthorn shocks that were included are not the best they dont do bad and the truck rides quite nice....as far as the shafts I didnt lengthen the front or rear one the rear springs actually moved my rearend forward about 3 inches and the front one fit but I am a little weary about hard wheeling with it...but overall it apears to be a great kit for the money and it isnt hard to install as long as you have some mechanical knowledge the hardest part for me was getting the old steering arm off I ended up fliping the whole front end over and beating it off with a 20lb sledge hammer hopping to god I didnt break the studs...but anyway I like the kit I chose but its really up to you..keep us posted=)

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Re: Best 6in. Susp. for 73-87

Superlift
BDS
Skyjacker
All seem to be very comparable, and the best out there!

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Re: Best 6in. Susp. for 73-87

I agree w/ Scooby, but have personal experience with Superlift. No problems here. I have no swaybars whatsoever and have no problems with swaying. 38s will rub if you don't trim the body on a 6" lift. Trust me, I know. You will almost definately have to lengthen the front shaft, but will probably get away with the rear.

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Re: Best 6in. Susp. for 73-87

How much money are we talkin about legthening the front shaft???

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Also i was lookin at TuffCountrys web site and they had sway bar drops. Do I need to drop the swaybar??? Is it gonna sway much if I take it out???

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Re: Best 6in. Susp. for 73-87

well when I did mine I did have to make new brackets to hold the swaybar to the frame I could have just bought drop down brackets but I was low on funds and making them was not hard to do...I wouldnt eliminate the swaybar I would just go and buy new drop down brackets or fabricate your own just my 2 cents....

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