PDA

View Full Version : Lift for 35's


Hotsauce
05-11-2009, 08:49 PM
Hey everyone i'm new to the hole chevy world, and i just picked up a 81 1/2 ton. What i need some help with is how much lift do i need to clear 35's. and is there a cheap way to get there with out dishing out big bucks for a new lift kit? I would also like to be able to clear the tires without a body lift or trimming fenders. I know about the easy shackle flip and blocks will give me 6" in the back but whats the trick for the front?

Happypants
05-11-2009, 09:04 PM
wow........

john deere
05-11-2009, 09:35 PM
you might have to fork out some cash for springs and some sterring upgrades to do this proper:confused0006:

Happypants
05-11-2009, 09:40 PM
sawzall and start cutting, end up with a hacked up peice of shit,

bocephusjr
05-11-2009, 10:48 PM
u could probably do a 4" with re arced springs up front

85chevy
05-12-2009, 04:14 PM
Nothing cheap about the front. Springs are the only way to do it whether re arced or brand new plus u need longer brakes lines and steering pitman arm. Blocks they are illegal. Really my truck will roll 35s just by shaving the corners of the fenders out only difference between 33s and 35s is usually less then 2 inches of actual wheel so about an inch all around. But then ur also looking at longer shocks possible driveline issues if ur pinions aren't shimmed back so ur u-joints continue to work properly.

bocephusjr
05-12-2009, 05:39 PM
i dont think front shackle flips are illegal

Troy
05-12-2009, 10:49 PM
you can get someone to build drop brackets for the front and longer swing shackles. do a shackle flip in the back for sure and drop the back front spring hanger to match the flipped shackle

epic3
05-13-2009, 12:43 AM
you want cheap and no cutting

its a worthless dime a dozen chev truck with 25 buck fenders chop em up dude!

85chevy
05-13-2009, 04:16 PM
The front shackle is not like the rear the springs run under the frame where the shackle is just 2 plates that are bolted on either side of the spring eye and then to the bushing in the middle of the frame. Lengthen the plates and ur more likely to end up with a bent shackle which is why 1/2 ton guys upgrade to the 3/4 ton ones. Whatever way u put it a lift done right that wont mess ur truck up is gonna cost its up to u wherther u wanna drive it out or walk out to call a buddy to haul u out.

Hotsauce
05-13-2009, 09:12 PM
thanks for all the feed back everyone. All the info has made me decide to buy a lift weather new or used but to do it right. The only hang up i'm having is how to lift the rear? shackle flip,lift springs, 3/4ton springs rearched or blockes and a add-a-leaf.

john deere
05-13-2009, 09:26 PM
springs front
shackel rear

maybe lift spring in the rear aswell depends how big you go in the front to level it out

tchevy
05-13-2009, 09:52 PM
4 inch front springs
rear 4 inch shackle flip.

thats my opinion on the lift[cheers]

Troy
05-14-2009, 09:24 AM
The front shackle is not like the rear the springs run under the frame where the shackle is just 2 plates that are bolted on either side of the spring eye and then to the bushing in the middle of the frame. Lengthen the plates and ur more likely to end up with a bent shackle which is why 1/2 ton guys upgrade to the 3/4 ton ones. Whatever way u put it a lift done right that wont mess ur truck up is gonna cost its up to u wherther u wanna drive it out or walk out to call a buddy to haul u out.

i dont know what the hell your talking about. but theres nothing wrong with making drop brackets or extended shackles if you actually have a clue on how to fab anything

85chevy
05-14-2009, 01:32 PM
And he said he wanted to do it cheap so cheap usually means not wanting to fork out the cash for properly fabricated parts that will take the abuse that is what I mean.

Hotsauce
05-15-2009, 08:10 PM
Being that i'm so damb green still to GM's can anyone tell me what the visable difference between 3/4ton front leafs and 1/2ton front leafs? Also is it true that you can swap in rearched 3/4ton front leafs other than sagged out 1/2ton leafs and that gives you your 3-4" inches if lift?

toyon35s
05-15-2009, 09:50 PM
300$ and get a bodylift,i imagine being new to the chev world and only rollin 35s you arent doing any major flexing or wheelin,ceap and easy,just get upgraded body bolts if you do a body lift[cheers]

85chevy
05-16-2009, 08:32 AM
If u go to 3/4 ton leafs ur suspension will end up being stiffer just FYI