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Gibbs
11-21-2006, 06:27 PM
I'm new to this group and
Lookin at different kits for a 95 3/4 6 lug
Still need to load and haul camper but want to join the church group
NSOR says procomp 4" I want 6"

Any advice

[cheers]

Toy_Runner
11-21-2006, 06:33 PM
go 4'' with 3'' body

Ginger Snaps
11-21-2006, 06:59 PM
body lifts blow...

Toy_Runner
11-21-2006, 07:02 PM
so do IFS lifts but.............

Gibbs
11-21-2006, 07:59 PM
Not enough funds to swap in a 60 and ff14 bolt:mad:

tenpack
11-21-2006, 08:27 PM
Whoaaa. IFS lifts are stupid pricey and in the long run:

IFS lift is roughly 1600? Plus Labor(easily 400) =2000 plus tax

SOLID: dana 44 is 350
14bolt FF is 300
48'' leafs for front is 150?
Shackle flip rear is 300

I think steering would be the priciest and thats cross over @ roughly 600?

Prices are generous to allow for unforseen stuff ie) Ball joints, brake hardware..

Not to mention IFS lifts are way more complicated to work on, not as reliable due to more moving parts plus solid axles get more chicks.

EDIT: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/RCD-6-Lift-88-98-Chevy-GMC-IFS-4wd-6-lug-NEW_W0QQitemZ250052511247QQihZ015QQcategoryZ33585Q QssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item2500 52511247

that lift is what i paid for my lifted 83 chevy!:rolleyes:

Personally, i'd wait and do it reliable and stout teh first time. I'm sure there are a couple guys on here who's fab work is good enough to do a nice clean SAS.

bryce gibbons
12-05-2006, 03:50 PM
yah id wait too n get a 60 for the front, we could fab up the brackets or u could buy em, prob gona cost few grand but itl be worth it, n u could lift it higher with ur camper too

Kinslayer
12-12-2006, 06:26 PM
Everything costs more on a 60, I went with the 44 because you can A) find them, B) fix them with cheap parts, and C) find them with nice gearing and fix them with cheap parts.

Y'know, unless you want to run 40s or something.

Oh, yeah, i'd say 4 spring 3 body is pretty good. I'd like all spring obviously, but a 6 inch costs more. Also, you don't need to buy a kit although you get all the parts that you need IN the kit..which would cost you around 250 on ebay for instance. I bought some 4 inch blocks for the rear from a dude on here for 15 bucks, got some nice 4 inch springs for the front from a wrecker for 60, body lift for 20 I think...All you need from there is brake lines and something for your steering - I got a raised steering arm, but you could get a drop pitman arm for the same effect - that has the potential of breaking a suppose, where as a raised arm is just solid metal and probably will never break.

As I am about to find out - you might need to deal with different drive shaft lengths, but most kits don't come with new shafts, soooo..

slowdodge
12-13-2006, 08:28 PM
do a sas later on down the road just save up and buy parts as you can afford it. and I've yet to see a drop bracket ifs lift that flexed. for now maybe you could crank on those spring sticks and add a leaf to clear some 285/75 16(33)s until your ready.

Kinslayer
12-13-2006, 08:47 PM
Sounds good - the SAS can wait - that's a project that always takes way longer than expected. Throw in a rear locker and 33s and wheel that bitch till it dies, all the while thinking about your next truck that COMES with a solid front.

Andrew Goll
12-31-2006, 02:51 PM
you should be able to find a 14 bolt ff with an open diff with 4.10s for just over a hundred

hodge
01-14-2007, 07:47 PM
do a sas later on down the road just save up and buy parts as you can afford it. and I've yet to see a drop bracket ifs lift that flexed. for now maybe you could crank on those spring sticks and add a leaf to clear some 285/75 16(33)s until your ready.

mine has 285/75 16, not sure if torsion bars are cranked or any add a leaves

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b232/74_stepside/silverado/93silverado003.jpg

Andrew Goll
01-14-2007, 07:49 PM
looks like stock height for an 8 lugger to me