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Who Makes Best 8 Inch Lift for 78 chevy???
01-07-2005, 02:06 PM
Post: #1
 
Hey guys i have 1000 bucks saved up to spend on my lift finally.....so what should i do???
1. 6 inch all spring lift
2. 8 inch Superlift all spring lift
3. 8 inch Skyjacker all spring lift
4. 8 inch 4WP Suspension Special for $686

I want the best lift and most complete kit avaliable.

Im not worried about lengthening the d-shafts got um priced at 200 bucks to lengthen both at a shop here in SA.

Yall's oppionion would mean the world because yall guys diffently know what yall are talking about..so what should i do?...i wanna clear 38 inch hawgs.




1978 Chevy K-10..8 inch all spring BDS lift+ 3 inch body lift,ORD lift Shackles,BDS Shocks, Pro-Comp steel brake lines, 38x14.5 TSL/SX , NEW 350 SB .30 over, Accel Ignition,Headmen Headers,2.02 Heads, roller tipped rockers, Flowmaster mufflers, 350 tranny, np 205, dana44, 14 bolt full floater with disk brake conersion!!, pioneer deck, 6 1/2 pioneers in doors, 6x9\'s pioneer 4 ways in cab corners, 1500 watt Rocker Fosgate amp, 12 inch Sony Xplode sub,future plans Dana 60 and 44\'s hopefully i
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01-07-2005, 04:15 PM
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stick with 6". you can get tuff country all spring 6" lift for 640 plus 70 for a steering arm. then, add 80 for some shocks at the parts store.

that genuine suspension at 4wp SUCKS. springs are stiff as nails.
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01-07-2005, 05:39 PM
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with the 6 + 3 will i still clear 38's or bigger?? also i saw superlift makes a front d-shaft spacer is that any good....i don't need steering if i go 6 or brake lines....just the hardware kit, sway arm drop brackets, shocks, leaf springs.....i heard skyjacker makes the best lift springs is that true?? are tuff country the same as rough country??? which spring will give me the hightest lift and won't sag????




1978 Chevy K-10..8 inch all spring BDS lift+ 3 inch body lift,ORD lift Shackles,BDS Shocks, Pro-Comp steel brake lines, 38x14.5 TSL/SX , NEW 350 SB .30 over, Accel Ignition,Headmen Headers,2.02 Heads, roller tipped rockers, Flowmaster mufflers, 350 tranny, np 205, dana44, 14 bolt full floater with disk brake conersion!!, pioneer deck, 6 1/2 pioneers in doors, 6x9\'s pioneer 4 ways in cab corners, 1500 watt Rocker Fosgate amp, 12 inch Sony Xplode sub,future plans Dana 60 and 44\'s hopefully i
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01-07-2005, 05:43 PM
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you can clear 38's with only 6" lift. you dont even need the bodylift.

tuff country springs are softer, and ride and flex better than skyjacker or superlift. they are also cheaper i believe. tuff country is NOT the same as rough country. rough country is, well, rough. tuff country is about the best spring for the money.
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01-07-2005, 10:17 PM
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sounds good....what all came with your lift??? i have a 4 plus 3 but no idea what type of lift company i have on my truck but it rides like {expletive}...any modes to the drive lines?? did u go full rear spring lift? did your springs settle a bunch when u got the weight of the blazer on um???




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01-07-2005, 11:11 PM
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Description Quantity
EZ-Ride front leaf springs 2
EZ-Ride rear leaf springs 2
U-bolts 8
Transfer case drop kit 1
Sway bar drop kit 1
Brake line extension kit 1
Hardware bag 2
Spring eye bolts 8

http://www.suspensionconnection.com/cgi-...67114.html

i got the rear blocks cause im doing a shakle flip soon.

dont waste your money on their shocks. i got some lifetime warranty gabriel gas charged truck shocks with 12.5" travel from autozone for 20 bucks. dont have the part number on me, ill try to find it, but i think tim has it memorized. youll have to run f250 shock towers up front, cause they are a little long for the stock mounting point.

my 6" tuff country springs and new gabriel shocks ride 10 times nicer than my old 2.5" lift and RS9000's.
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01-11-2005, 04:31 AM
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http://www.natltire.com has specials on Chevy lifts with shocks.This is prolly what I will go with 4" or 6"
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01-11-2005, 05:32 AM
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Quote:On 2005-01-07 15:15, K5Chris wrote:
stick with 6". you can get tuff country all spring 6" lift for 640 plus 70 for a steering arm. then, add 80 for some shocks at the parts store.

that genuine suspension at 4wp SUCKS. springs are stiff as nails.
that is about what I paid for on my 6" skyjacker.... not bad... wished I went with 8" though...
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01-11-2005, 05:36 AM
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Quote:On 2005-01-07 16:43, K5Chris wrote:
you can clear 38's with only 6" lift. you dont even need the bodylift.

tuff country springs are softer, and ride and flex better than skyjacker or superlift. they are also cheaper i believe. tuff country is NOT the same as rough country. rough country is, well, rough. tuff country is about the best spring for the money.
on our older trucks.... it is a tight fit.. I have 6" front leafs.. and cut a good amount of fender out when I put my bushwacker cutout flares on and I still hit flexed on the inspection ramp and cracked and broke off some of it ... I will try and post the pic.. the ramp isnt meant to flip you but have the truck flex and lean to see if too much % of weigtht shift happens thus failing... anyhow you can see my 40" hawgs... 38.8" tires stuff in the fender flare and reak havock....anyhow... I still have more to cut as off roading will make more parts go CABOOM!!!!
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01-11-2005, 09:02 AM
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Do like Chris said and do 6" Tuff country. Also, you may conside 2.5" rear springs with a 4" shackle flip becasue 6" rear springs don't flex very well.

Don't go over 6" lift springs unless you want it to ride like crap. Stick with Tuff country or BDS for the softest ride.




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