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post #1 of 6 Old 07-19-2010, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
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how to turn a 3.5" lift into a 4.5" lift

title says it all. i want to try and turn my 3.5" lift into a 4.5" lift without coil spacers or a body lift. im pretty sure it can be done, i was just wondering what parts i would have to replace and all that.


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post #2 of 6 Old 07-19-2010, 09:18 PM
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Buy a set of 4.5" coils...

You'd probably need a SYE/CV if you don't already have it. Any reason why you want/need the extra 1". Cheapest way would be a body lift...but you don't want that...

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get the 4.5 coils?? I know coilovers can be adjusted but prob outta your budget. do your own highline fenders.

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post #4 of 6 Old 07-19-2010, 09:24 PM Thread Starter
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nvm, got it answered. thanks!

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post #5 of 6 Old 07-20-2010, 05:10 AM
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There is nothing necessarly wrong with adding a 3/4 - 1" spacers. The question is what do you want to do or why? When you start puching 4+ inches, you are going to need to address more things. If it's for tire clearance, there is nothing wrong with a 1" body lift. Actually that is the best way to go.
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post #6 of 6 Old 07-20-2010, 07:18 AM
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The obvious answer (as stated multiple times previously) is 4.5" coils if you don't want spacers or a body lift. If you're trying to fit larger tires, instead of coils how about some tube fenders up front? And maybe some rear quarter panel guards with a larger wheel-well cut-out? 4.5" coils (or a 1" spacer) will set off a chain-reaction for other items that may need to be tweaked/adjusted like track bars f/r, possibly shock absorbers, rear driveshaft angles (you do have a SYE don't you already?), drive shaft lengths, possibly brake lines, front end alignment, etc.
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