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post #1 of 9 Old 04-21-2005, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
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4 inch springs on a 3 inch lift??

haha im sorry if this is a dumb question but im just at a loss to what this actually does i mean i have an idea...it lifts the truck more but what about the control arms and other things what happens to them with the bigger springs?/


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post #2 of 9 Old 04-21-2005, 08:04 PM
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shocks should the only thing that u need

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post #3 of 9 Old 04-21-2005, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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ohh ok sweet so you can use all the control arms and components on the 3 inch lift but just upgrade it to a 4 inch with shocks and springs
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post #4 of 9 Old 04-21-2005, 10:20 PM
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Most 3" lifts only come with lower adjustable control arms. If so, you really need upper adjustable control arms to adjust the pinion angles to where they should be at 4" or higher. There are some guys that have gotton away with stock uppers & 4" to 5" but it will sooner or later trash the pinion bearings if you can't get the angles right. Allso you'd most likely end up with bad vibes.

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post #5 of 9 Old 04-22-2005, 05:34 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by got4-Lo
shocks should the only thing that u need
This is not true at all.
You need lots of other stuff to lift 3"+
Track bar relocation
SS
extnded end links
maybe even longer brake lines
WE have hundreds of threads on the subject, take some time and search.

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post #6 of 9 Old 04-22-2005, 07:19 AM
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This is not true at all.
You need lots of other stuff to lift 3"+
Track bar relocation
SS
extnded end links
maybe even longer brake lines
WE have hundreds of threads on the subject, take some time and search.
what i meant was the u will need longer shocks, the oem are too short, of over compress the shock it will get damaged. which means leaks blah blah. u are better off getting a whole kit, then tryin to piece one together. depending on what tire ur tryin to clear an RE 4.5 super flex will clear 33's with minimal trimming and hammering

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what i meant was the u will need longer shocks, the oem are too short, of over compress the shock it will get damaged. which means leaks blah blah. u are better off getting a whole kit, then tryin to piece one together. depending on what tire ur tryin to clear an RE 4.5 super flex will clear 33's with minimal trimming and hammering
NOW that's some great advice!!
I pieced one together and am very sorry.

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WOW, talk about bringing a thread back from the dead . . .

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