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Rear leaf springs 3-4" lift?

Discussion in '5 Lug' started by pyro13g, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. Jan 20, 2011 at 10:17 AM
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    pyro13g

    pyro13g [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have an 07 5lugger and found some lift leaf springs that claim to boast a 3 to 4 in lift and come with long u-bolts. I know I would need new shocks to handle the lift but my question is do i need shims for the drive angle and do i need a longer drive shaft? I have heard of people that don't extend the drive shaft and when they drive over a big bump the drive shaft breaks or has fallen off... Anyone done it?

    While I'm at it has anyone figured out how to lift the 5 luggers past the 3" or in my case 2.75" leveling kit? I have AAL but I want to go bigger! :p
     
  2. Jan 20, 2011 at 10:28 AM
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    kinkrider101

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    i believe you would need to go with lt
     
  3. Jan 20, 2011 at 10:47 AM
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    Trifenix

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    why do you want to raise the rear so much? If you have a two piece driveshaft you should still be fine with 3 inches of lift in the rear but you might get vibrations on the road if the driveline angle is too extreme. Check to see if you also have a slipyoke which helps.
     
  4. Jan 31, 2011 at 8:23 PM
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    bluetaco99

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    do you know who the vendor is for these springs?? send me a link or a webpage in a pm please.
     
  5. Jan 31, 2011 at 9:43 PM
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    pyro13g

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    Denver or deaver springs company, I'll have to google it...
     
  6. Jan 31, 2011 at 10:52 PM
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  7. Feb 1, 2011 at 11:09 AM
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    bluetaco99

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    Thanks man. Yeah us 5lugger guys don't get much on the lift side of things..
     
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