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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-27-2002, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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79 1 ton lift

Just removed the wrecker bed and wheel lift and now i would
like to go up 6 in and go 3 in body lift as well,here is the
big Q who has the best lift kit for a one ton.spec's d-60
front and rear sm 456 and 205 and 456 gears and 350 4 bolt main now that the bird has been fed to the dog i can spend
about 2 grand on the truck.
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Re: 79 1 ton lift

well, what are you gonna do with it? general trail work? And how big are your tires gonna be? 6 inch is plenty for 38's with trimming. Body lifts are hard on mounts when flexin, up, and chevys love frame flex. Judging from this board, ranchos and trailmasters are too stiff, but rough country and skyjacker softride seem to have a pretty good following.
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Re: 79 1 ton lift

Most of the lift makers don't make a 1 ton lift. If they do, it's probably pretty stiff. Might want to talk to a custom spring maker. Make a multi-leaf pack that won't sag, rides nice and flexes good, and has the same or better weight rating as the stock springs. I've ridden in GM trucks with the Superlift 12" springs, the big U's. Rode like [bleep]. Then later rode in a Suburban in California with 15" National Spring leaf spring packs that was SOOOO much smoother. Thing could actually flex a decent bit and drove down the road on 44" TSL's without rattling your teeth out.

6" and not a horrible amount of trimming and you can fit 38x15.5's and flex it.[img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
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Re: 79 1 ton lift

i know that most of the lift makers don't make a 1 ton
but there are a couple that do,i don't want to lift my 74 to
81 with 454 350 turbo 205 and 373's and 32/11.50/15's
i think shyjacker and bds do though. and i already have my
203 to make my doubler this winter.
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BDS doesn't, they make up to 3/4 ton stuff. Not sure about Skyjacker, I know Superlift does, but I also know it's pretty stiff.
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