View Full Version : ttb 50 lift

11-16-2009, 12:09 PM
has anyone lifted a dana 50 ttb front end without a kit??? yes i know dana 60s are better but i just rebuilt the front end not even a year ago and its still all in great shape and i dont plan on doing any heavy wheeling in thie truck i have 2 trucks just for wheeling alone but would really love to get some more lift into my daily driver. i have seen people lifting there dana 60 swaps just by putting rear leafs in the front i was thinking that i could do the same ???and i think it gained them 6inches of lift? i have a set of drop brackets lined up for around 200 bucks and i can get the rear springs for free and a pitman arm is about 100$ shipped to my door ... so am i missing anything? [cheers] thanx

11-16-2009, 12:27 PM
missing shocks, brake lines. depending on how high you go , front driveshaft angle and length could be a problem

i dont think theres anything wrong with a twin beam lift if you keeper under 8'' of lift. cause after that the brackets and everything just look like shit and the more stress and leverage is put on your frame and lift brackets unless you do some reinforcing.

11-16-2009, 12:43 PM
yah thanx! i figured that stuff as well i just thought that it would be way cheeper to do it this way i just wanted to make sure that putting the rear leafs in the front was not a stupid idea... and i would hope for no more than 6 inchs of lift thats what i heard you can get if you swap in the rears i figured i would juat do a shackle reversal in the back as well i heard that that nets u about 6 inchs as well ...i would be happy with 4 inchs! but 6 i would not complain i do want it to ride level tho

11-16-2009, 11:12 PM
i think the rear leafs are a tad bit shorter. and they would ride alot rougher just so you know. unless you used maybe an f150 rear leaf, maybe they would be softer but same spring height.

11-17-2009, 10:52 PM
ideal way to lift a ttb is no drop brackets, they just add stress

should do a cut and turn on your beams so you dont need drop brackets

11-18-2009, 12:23 AM
fullsizebronco: How many lifted trucks do you really need?

FU Toolbag
11-18-2009, 06:22 PM
Just one more.

11-18-2009, 11:16 PM
fullsizebronco: How many lifted trucks do you really need?

i could ask you the same how many dropped cars and trucks do you need !hahahaha and as far as the ttb lift i think im going to hold off some guy wants to trade me 2 sets of axles like the ones in my bronco for my one set of dually axles :)

11-18-2009, 11:32 PM
I had 4" drop brackets on mine and it started to twist the frame where they attached.... I used it lots off-road but nothing too crazy

If it is a pavement princess no problem but as soon as you get off camber/flex it starts stressing the frame


11-20-2009, 01:00 AM

11-20-2009, 02:27 AM
Yup.... if yer keeping the ttb then cut and turn is the way to go

11-22-2009, 10:04 AM
Except you can't cut and turn 250 beams with leafs unless you fab up some spring perches for the increased angle on the housings.;)

11-26-2009, 04:54 PM
I have never heard of a cut and turn! I have no clue What this is!? Any close up pics. I have a buddy who I am going to help put a lift in his F150 and if I can do it better why not!

12-03-2009, 04:18 PM
you will need drop brakets

12-03-2009, 08:30 PM
i dont know if they will fit a 250 but i have 4" rancho drop brackets from a 150

12-07-2009, 04:59 PM
Nah thanks guys but he has the lift we just have not put it in yet I was just wondering what this cut and turn was and if it was a better way of doing things for his F150