View Full Version : What lift?

SBC hris
08-18-2005, 03:49 PM
I'm going to put a 6 inch lift in my 83 sierra, and I was wondering if anyone has any advice on a fairly cheap (under 1000$ if possible) lift for it. I'm looking for new leafs and all of the necessary gear.

08-18-2005, 05:02 PM
[16]Good luck with that, try used and ya might make the budget[9][9]

Shackle reverse the rear, add a block find some 6 inch front springs and pitman arm

If you can't blind them with brilliance baffle them with bullshit

SBC hris
08-18-2005, 07:05 PM
Hmmmm ic... any other ideas anyone? or does any one have a used lift?

08-19-2005, 08:15 AM
Try here http://bb.bc4x4.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=77968
The site is gay but[wtf]

SBC hris
08-20-2005, 01:19 PM
I tried the link and it just comes up blank??? I guess I'll go to the site.

08-20-2005, 06:28 PM
Rear:Shackle flip the rear. DIY4x4 or ORD are good choices. Both can be found ck5.. thats 4''.

front: Get some 4'' springs off ebay.

Steering: You need a drop pitman arm, but also REINFORCE THE STEERING. 35's will easily do damage.

Body Lift: Everyone knows BL's are pretty [35] due to them screwing around with body mounted cooling systems, body can shift, and other stuff but if you stick with a 2'' its cheap and minimaly newbie. The hardcore way is to hack the fenders, which i suggest because they will just get in the way anyways.

Stailness Brake Lines: Dont get shit rubber ones that will expand, get some stiff steel ones that wont bulge.

Shocks: Dont forget these, they help a bit..

Thats the cheapest way to run 35's with a bit of room, but really skimping on a lift is like reusing old condoms, you could get pregnant or something... or just end up spending more money in the long run. Spend the money, but a lift from a reputable company( ORD, Tuff Country) and not worry if your 6'' lift blocks are gonna be an issue.

SBC hris
08-20-2005, 08:03 PM
Ya my fenders are already shaved, and I might try to get ahold of a tuff country lift if I can.

08-20-2005, 08:49 PM
You can also use some rear springs (52") up front. A little more fab work, but less new parts.

Shackle flip is good... or you can find some blocks at the boneyard. I got the stock 5.5" blocks from a 1st-gen CTD. [^]

08-21-2005, 06:39 AM
my buddy has some used lift springs for sale (i think he still has them, they where 4 inch lift)
you can call him 778-772-2740 ask for rob

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08-21-2005, 01:41 PM
Dont go with Rough Country lifts, as the name states they wont flex at all and are very very sitff, whereas Tuff Country suspensions are nice and flexy.

If you are running 35's, i would look into doing the obvious and upgrading them axles. 10 bolts blow big time. 14bolt at least, 14b w/ d60 is the way to wheel.

SBC hris
08-21-2005, 07:00 PM
Ya, I have a 14 bolt in the rear and a 10 in the front, but my posi track deal in the rear end blew up doing a burn out[1d], so I have to do something about that soon, and I might try to get a hold of a beefier front end too.
If any one has any devices or ideas to assist with the locking of my rear end (and [no] im not welding it!) let me know.

08-21-2005, 08:20 PM
the only way to go is detriot. Wont chirp round corners, and locks when ya need it.

as for the front end, you know you need a d60....

i cannot stress enough how much you need to reinforce the steering box and make sure it doesnt rip off the frame.

08-23-2005, 06:20 AM
quote:Originally posted by Chris

Ya my fenders are already shaved, and I might try to get ahold of a tuff country lift if I can.

My first lift in the Suburban was a Tuff Country, $1800 for 4 4" Springs, 4 shocks and 1 drop pitman arm. Sold it all but the rear springs for $400[16]

SBC hris
08-23-2005, 11:05 PM
Hmmm does anyone know what a decent locker is worth?

Stave rules!!!

08-24-2005, 06:24 PM
the only decent locker for daily driving and wheekend wheeling is a detroit. Dont skimp...call around, search.

SBC hris
08-25-2005, 11:33 AM
Alright thanks I'll look around.

Stave rules!!!

09-03-2005, 04:21 PM
so what have you decided on?

SBC hris
09-04-2005, 11:00 AM
I'm building up my own lift, I already have the rear blocks, probably getting the front springs today, then I'll get the shocks, and new U bolts and stuff next week.

Stave rules!!!

m j
09-04-2005, 11:36 AM
look on pirate and coloradok5 for info on using rear springs in the front
it is the better way to go

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09-04-2005, 11:58 AM
I can get you a good deal on a lift maybe... Pm me all the specs of your truck model , year and all that crap and I'll see what kind of price I can get.

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