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Unread 07-31-2010, 10:34 PM   #1
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1.5-2" lift with a Ford 8.8 swap?

I'm in the middle of a 8.8 swap and I'm wondering - after I test fit everything up (or mind you a bud of mine did). We found that the pumpkin was hitting the gas tank skid plate. I'm running a RE BB on the rear and 3" coils in the front. Is this a problem? how can I fix it? thanks

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Unread 07-31-2010, 10:35 PM   #2
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or almost hit the gas tank (where the normal height would be reached). so if i hit a pot hole i'll bump it,
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Unread 07-31-2010, 10:43 PM   #3
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If you didn't figure out what you needed for a pinion angle before you welded on your brackets, when you rotate the pinion up the lower control arm brackets will move forward, thus pushing your axle backwards. You could either cut off your brackets and re-weld them on in the correct position or shorten your control arms
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Unread 07-31-2010, 10:51 PM   #4
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I actually had him put it in when I was working. Then I met him up right after. So basically they tacked everything in minus the sway bar, sway bar hits the pumpkin so we'll cut it. also they way everything was set up if seems like when the axle is lifted it goes slightly backwards (I'm guessing this is what you mean?) So i guess my question - are the stock locations the right angles? or he was saying that the only way around it is to get a 6" lift

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Unread 07-31-2010, 11:28 PM   #5
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Unread 08-01-2010, 11:47 AM   #6
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Unread 08-01-2010, 11:53 AM   #7
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Get the Savvy gas tank skid and you probably won't hit it. I'm running 3" of lift with my 8.8 and have a Kilby skid and barely contact it on big bumps. I'd have plenty of room with the Savvy skid. If you have a BL too, that will get it up even higher to get it out of the way. That is probably your cheapest and easiest option.

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Unread 08-05-2010, 08:33 PM   #8
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got it in thanks for the help.
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