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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-18-2001, 01:49 AM Thread Starter
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I finally got my swampers that i bought from Mark. Now i need about 1 1/2"-2" of lift. How can i do this CHEAP, but safe. I dont like body lifts so thats out of the question but does anybody have any other suggestions.

Im eventually gonna go with the csc kit but i dont have that kinda money right now.

Ive thought about shackles, but which ones. Im only liftin it enuf to clear the 29's for the muddrags so flex doesnt really matter, i jus need the tires to race this year.

Any help is greatly appreciated.



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I don't like to say it but have you thought about having your stock springs "re-arched".

That was my first lift. I had them re-arched to 2.5" above stock (allowing for 0.5" of settling). They worked great for about 6 months and then the sagged back down to be about 1.5" above stock.

If this is only a temporary thing then I say go for it. I had all 4 corners of my rig done for a grand total of $160Australian (about $75US).

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Re: Cheap lift

I know you said you don't like body lifts but a 1" lift isn't a bad thing.Everything still works and fits properly.
Combine that with some 2" shackles and you'll be there.




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yah you could cram 4 boat rollers under your rig(2" boat rollers that is!) and not have to make any adjustments.....or so they say cause I think Jeepn or whoever just did it had to re-adjust his filler cap or tube or something!....are you a good craftsman?? just make your own SPOA lift (really you only have to make the perches and steering correction!) this would give you more than enough lift and there are guys on this board doin it for 25 dollars or less!

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you should not need any lift to clear 29 inch supers. My bother-in-laws zuk ran those with stock lift.

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oh I thought he was wantin clearance to flex a little!!

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Re: Cheap lift

why do you not like to say it? is it not good to have the springs re-arched? ive been thinking of doing this as well since my rear springs are sagging pretty bad... what kind of shop will do this?

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Re: Cheap lift

The rears will clear but theyre gonna touch at a speedbump. The front aint gonna clear at all without some lift. You see, this sami has been rolled, jumped, etc etc., all in stock form so the stock springs are shot.

Im thinkin of goin with a longer shackle. How long do i need it to be and who do you suggest getting them from.

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The stock springs are normaly flat so if you have bad springs I would get new ones or add a leaf. As for lift you have to careful with shackles because you get bad caster angles and bump steer. Also to get two inches you need them to be 4" longer than stock. That is a lot of shackle. Try a body lift it is cheap. Also take off your sway bar if you have not done it yet.

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You can get ConFerr shackles that are a bit over 3" taller than stock (we have them in stock). They'd give you a 1.5" lift. I can't imagine going with a 4" taller shackle for 2" of lift though. Even the 3" ones would really necessitate some castor shims for the front.


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