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Old 11-18-2012, 05:53 AM   #1
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"axle over leafs" looking to lift rear 2"

Just finished a front suspension lift on my sons (soon to own, first car) 99 five lugger. NICE,what a difference. Now regarding the rear, i thought i could just throw on an add a leaf with a couple longer u bolts. The axle is on top of the leafs tho. I'm lost, will a aal still work? Seems like if I ad a leaf under the axle tube i'll be lowering the truck. I'll get a before and after pic up soon. It actually sits pretty nice i just like to see a bit more clearance in the rear.

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Old 11-18-2012, 07:25 AM   #2
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Longer shackles are a good option if you don't want to replace the springs.
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aal will lift it but shackles are nice too
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Add a leaf will give more arch to the springs which will lift it
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:47 AM   #5
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good, a couple options, thanks much. turns out now the kid really like the rake look. I was thinking more to level off the suspension. however i guess the prerunner look it in. i've learned the low budget lift options are very limited with these 5luggers. We install a polly spacer on top of the spring (total 2" of lift maybe). i know it's not the best way but for now it works. It would sure be nice to gain another 1" minimum lift up front. as soon as i can figure how to post a picture or two i will. future plans or options might be a body lift, unless there is another way to gain another 1 to 1-1/2" up front. spindle opt too much $.
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you can see the need for a little more clearance. the lift sure did help tho.
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i'd like to see what a 3" body lift would look like. any ideas where i might get some images?, maybe google img
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I just saw these on line for $400. Probably worth the dollars and much better than the body lift.I'll have the kid start saving $.
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yes please avoid the body lift at all costs. what your paying for the the body lift is what youll pay for spindles
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please dont ruin it with a 3 inch body lift.....
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please dont ruin it with a 3 inch body lift.....
Ok, I got it. appreciate your thoughts, my 16 year old will listen to you. Not me so much but you guys, THANKS!
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Add a leaf will add arch to spring but at same time however thick it is u can deduct from overall lift you would be getting. Would work like a lowering block on a mini truck. What u really need is a spring flip kit to put spring over axle to achieve an actual lift.
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^^ untrue. If the spring you add is at the bottom of the spring pack and not above the main leaf(closest to the axle with sua) you wont lose any lift. Only thing youll lose is about 1/4 inch of clearance which isnt much. Aal is meant to add arc to the springs like you said. Just make sure its installed above the overload spring and you get the long aal not the short.
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What do yall think of this by toytec? i just need a basic lift for looks.
http://toyteclifts.com/index.php?pag...mart&Itemid=72
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get front 5100s and an aal like what you have there but avoid the top spacer
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