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Plumb
06-01-2006, 10:30 PM
Basically, my dads buddy and I are raising up the back end of my truck. A 1994 GMC k1500 3" body lift with 36's 6 lug 4x4 standard with no autotrac. We figure we'll be able to squeeze a good 5 inch's out of her at basically no cost because my dads buddy can make almost all the parts we needs for the rear. The only problem I'm facing is that I really want to raise my front end, because of the torsion bars and everything i'll need to git'er done. Mainly for the clearance for my tires and for serious offroading. I've only been able to find full kits exceeding 1900 bucks locally and theirs no way in hell I'll be able to afford that with my 40 hour a week job well I'm going to school. Any advice from you guys that were once young?[36]

Thanks for taking a peak,

..Mike

stuckle
06-01-2006, 10:34 PM
3 words



SOLID AXEL SWAP

if you can do some fab and have some parts connections that you can probably do it for 1500 bucks i betcha

by the way im doing mine at the moment:D

need any pointers or tips ill tell you excatly what needs to be done

ill be doing a buildup thread in a couple weeks...it will show you pretty much step by step what to do[cheers]

Plumb
06-01-2006, 10:39 PM
That'd be perfect.

Thanks alot i appreciate that.
Ashame I'm gonna be loosing full access to my school shop in 2 weeks when school ends:( . Project for after summer though:)
Keep me posted

Thanks again,

..Mike

Larry
06-02-2006, 08:22 AM
3 words
SOLID AXEL SWAP
if you can do some fab and have some parts connections that you can probably do it for 1500 bucks i betcha
by the way im doing mine at the moment:D
need any pointers or tips ill tell you excatly what needs to be done
ill be doing a buildup thread in a couple weeks...it will show you pretty much step by step what to do[cheers]


[iagree] if i would have done the solid axle swap in the first place, i wouldnt be into my truck for so much $ and i wouldnt hesitate keeping it

ottoman
06-02-2006, 12:32 PM
it sucks when you have to learn the hard way lol

kootenaycat
06-02-2006, 11:01 PM
You get a really harsh ride, but you can crank up the torsion bars almost all the way to the max in addition to the body lift. Buddy did that on his '92 but like I said, rides pretty rough!

stuckle
06-04-2006, 09:07 PM
i did that


hated it..and broke shit

ottoman
06-04-2006, 11:37 PM
and you only get 1 1/2" to 2" of lift that way

Growly Gorilla
06-05-2006, 08:42 AM
Unless you buy torsion bar keys for a 1 ton( i think that's what there out of),then you can get 3 1/2".

Weve used them a work a number of times.

Toy_Runner
06-05-2006, 10:45 PM
ya i would say
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