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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-01-2003, 10:44 AM
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thinking of removing lift kit

Hi. I touched on this a bit in my previous post, but I was thinking of removing the lift kit on my 77 1/2 ton. It is a suspension lift, I do believe 3 or 4 inches, I have not measured the blocks or anything. But from what I understand, I can just yank the blocks out of the rear and I assume replace the u-bolts to a shorter set, but I have to find stock front springs somewhere? There are no blocks under the front springs, just some small rubber looking pads.

I am not sure if the steering has been altered or not. What should I look for?

Do I need to make any adjustments with the driveline?

The truck is a work truck and I would like to tow a boat with it, and the lift kit just makes things a little more difficult. Getting a garden tractor in the back last week about killed my father in law. I do like to off-road some, but nothing extreme like most of you guys, mostly just mess around at my camp, and I think stock height should be fine.

Your advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: thinking of removing lift kit

find someone with a similar truck that wants to lift it and swap him front springs. A LOT more people are looking to lift rather than go back to stock, so ask around on here and at coloradok5 fourms and see if someone wants to swap.
Depending on the quality of your springs and the stock ones you find, it may make sense to just do an even trade.
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Re: thinking of removing lift kit

Good idea. The only thing is I guess it's kind of a logistical issue if I had to ship the springs.

So anybody in W. PA, E. OH, or N. WVA wanna swap some stockers for my lifted springs? They are in good to fair condition I would say. Ride fine, need cleaned up a bit. I'll throw in the blocks off the back for free.

IF this is the wrong forum for this, my bad. It's 6:30 and my brain is frozen.

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Re: thinking of removing lift kit

I'd rename this thread, post in the 4 sale section as lift springs for sale, then post over on Coloradok5.com too.
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okay, thanks Darren. as soon as I can figure out where the for sale stuff is on this site. I have not even been to that other site yet, between this one and the Saabnet for my other cars, I jump from bb to bb like crazy.

Anyway, any advice on the steering or driveline? I think I have the suspension figured out.

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Re: thinking of removing lift kit

I really don't know all that much about the steering and driveline. I have a stock height IFS truck, so i've never had to deal with either.

I'm sorta surprised im the only one replying to your post, but hopefully someone knowledgeable will chime in here soon........like now
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