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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-10-2010, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
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If i have a 6" diff drop already installed on my truck, what are my options on lifting it. i was thinking about getting some ome 883's and some type of ajustable shock. since the coils give me 3" of lift, can i use the shocks to provide another 1-2"? or is my only option for additional lift going to be a spacer?

How will all this affect my stock upper control arms, are there any extended spindles out there besides the ones from the fabtech 6" drop bracket kit since those are 600 bucks each?

I'll be doing a good amount of wheeling so i want the spindles/ucas to be pretty strong...
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if u do alot of wheelin i wouldnt lift it any higher cuz ur center of gravity will go down the toilet, pluss u wont be getting more ground clearance unless u run larger tires so that would be ur best bet. But if u really want to i think a body lift would be the way
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true... i'm not gonna do a body lift i guess ill just have to get some new leaf springs to bring the back end down a little, heres what it looks like right now with a trail-disaster kit on

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If i have a 6" diff drop already installed on my truck.


WHOA WHOA WHOA.... you have a 6" DIFF DROP installed? Or a 6" drop bracket lift kit??

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Trail master = Drop bracket

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Trail master = Drop bracket
Duh, I just think his user name is pretty ironic as well..

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true... i'm not gonna do a body lift i guess ill just have to get some new leaf springs to bring the back end down a little, heres what it looks like right now with a trail-disaster kit on

Why would you wanna bring the back end down? it looks like it sits pretty level to me.

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do u wanna cali lift it and have the front sit higher?
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yeah im goin for a slight cali lift, but at the same time once i take this trailmaster deal off i dont think the fronts going to be as high since its supposed to be lifted 6 inches right now and im gonna go down to 3.5 or 3. yeah its a drop bracket i guess, whats the difference exactly? should i just take the drop bracket off and get a diff drop? or would that leave me with the same clearance issues... as of right now i dont have much clearance in the front? i know ill have to do some welding and what not but i think i'll be able to figure it out
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Trail master = FAIL

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changed my name... but yeah basically i just wanna have a rig that can keep up with my brothers sas'ed 84 4runner, were gonna be doin fordyce and some other trails in the area this summer and the trailmaster lift just isnt cuttin it. it sounds like theres an elaphant under my truck everytime i turn because those damn struts blow out every time i go wheeling. i am on somewhat of a budget too
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I don't have nor have I installed a drop bracket lift but from what I have heard when the DB lift is installed they had to cut out the stock IFS frame. You may not be able to "take the DB lift off". Sure you could find that frame member at a junkyard and weld it back in.

Remember an IFS truck is going to wheel different than a SA truck. You will be floating wheels where the SA should be flexing and keeping wheels on the ground. This doesn't mean that you won't be able to go where the SA goes, it'll just do it different.

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yeah my brother pretty much talked me into a sas, so i think i'm gonna do the conversion in a month or two just gotta start compiling parts. Up here in truckee a sas truck pretty much destroys ifs for the kind of shit i wanna do
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i thought you were on a tight buget. sas is not something you want to do if your tight on money

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i thought you were on a tight buget. sas is not something you want to do if your tight on money
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Compile a list of what you will need.. then get out the calculator before you decide......

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