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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-30-2005, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
 
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Lift Questions - Yes, I searched.

I've got a 79 K10 w/ 350,TH-350,NP-203, & long bed.

I was considering 35's, but I'm not totally set on that size. Right now the truck has what looks like a 1" Add-A-Leaf on the rear (or it could be an overload spring) and sagging front springs with 31's on it now. The current tires have more than enough room under the truck.

So, the pertinent info:

I'm planning on doing some mud bogging, some unmaintained forest roads, and a whole lot of sand & small/moderate rocks. I don't need anything that will outflex a Slinky, but a little flex would be nice.

This truck IS NOT a daily driver.

I would prefer to not have to cut any sheet metal.

What I need to know:

1) Would a 4" suspension lift and possibly a 1" body lift be enough to clear 35's on a limited flex truck?
1a) Would said 1" body lift cause any problems with any types of linkage?

2) What modifications (transfer case drop for example) would have to be performed to allow a 4" suspension lift?

3) Any driveline issues with 4" of lift?
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 03-30-2005, 06:58 PM
 
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Re: Lift Questions - Yes, I searched.

1.) that would be plenty of lift
1a.)no, you may have to adjust the tcase linkage but thats it.
2. you shouldnt need to do anything with a 4" lift
3. no modifications are needed. in time a front driveshaft might look good, the stockers sucl a$$

that add a leave is most likely an overload.
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 04-03-2005, 10:36 PM
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Re: Lift Questions - Yes, I searched.

If you're just putting 35's on it the body lift won't be necessary unless you must have 5 inches of lift total, not to mention skipping the body lift would save a lot work (work that wouldn't really accomplish much). A six inch suspension lift would be more practical. 4" suspension lift and 35's would perform and look great.
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hell, I ran 40's on 4" lift with a "little" fender trimming. Personally if not as daily driver then do either 52 or 56s up front and a shakle flip and 56 out back. Go to ck5 and search and you will see what I mean. You could do it really cheap and have something that performs well. I 1" BL is nice for extra clearance for future thinks like doublers, t-case clocking, and whatnot. I run 52s up front basically and 56 out back with a flip and a 3" BL and cleare 40s fine. I am gonna cut my BL in half though here soon and set the body onto the rock sliders.
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Re: Lift Questions - Yes, I searched.

just to clear up, when hes says 52's and 56's he means 52" rear springs and 56" rear springs used on the front to gain lift.
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Thanks for that I was getting extremly confused. I thought he was talking bowt running Michelins or something
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