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Rear suspension (5LUG). How to achieve 3-4'' of additional lift.

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by alexmxman185, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. Apr 7, 2012 at 6:25 PM
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    alexmxman185

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    There's a new spindle lift for the 2nd generation 5 lugs. It will achieve 3-4'' if Im correct on the front end. I'm looking for what to do in order to make the truck sit level, therefore I need to know what options there are for my rear end suspension. :)
     
  2. Apr 7, 2012 at 10:20 PM
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    Inverted shackles, re-arched springs....

    3-4" lift on the front, so 2-3" on the rear will level it nicely.
     
  3. Apr 7, 2012 at 10:25 PM
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    why don't you just use leaf pack made for the 6 lug trucks? shouldn't it be able to give you that kind of amount of lift?
     
  4. Apr 7, 2012 at 10:38 PM
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    6-lug leafs actually give you about 1 to 1.5" of DROP!

    6 lug trucks are SOA, 5 lug are SUA.
    That's about a 5-6" difference in spring position, but there's only about 3-4" difference in the height of the trucks ;)
     
  5. Apr 7, 2012 at 11:10 PM
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    I have my stock leaf pack with one aal. I was thinking about doing this method on the icon leaf pack because I heard they give a better ride. Should o just stick with what I have?
     
  6. Apr 7, 2012 at 11:12 PM
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    it's actually closer to 1.75" i have 6 lug leafs on my truck...


    shoulda been more clear. i meant like dakars or deavers or something
     
  7. Apr 8, 2012 at 12:07 AM
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    Oh ya... by going with 6-lug springs with a higher arch, you can certainly put a 5-lug pretty much wherever you'd want it, especially within the 3-4" that this new spindle lift gets you.

    I thought you knew about the 6-lug springs being shorter, but wasn't sure.
     
  8. Apr 8, 2012 at 9:23 AM
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    My buddy has his stock 6 lug springs. Ill see if I cant use them to play around with.
     
  9. Apr 8, 2012 at 11:10 AM
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    It's gonna lower the rear... especially if you're running an AAL on your stock pack. Major Cali-Lean/Carolina Squat.
     
  10. Apr 8, 2012 at 11:26 AM
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    what if I use a shackle flip kit and I arc the springs on the 6 lug leaf pack?:confused:
     
  11. Apr 8, 2012 at 11:35 AM
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    Shackle flip will give you lift. In that case, the 6-lug springs might get you close to what you want. The 5-6 lug spring change will drop you 1.5 or more (way more with the AAL on your stock springs), but I would imagine the shackle flip will gain 6 or more.

    May end up being too tall with only 3-4 up front.
     
  12. Apr 8, 2012 at 11:37 AM
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    ATO shackle flip kit only raises you 0.5".

    You'd need a shackle flip and a longer shackle to get more lift that way; also allows more droop.
     
  13. Apr 8, 2012 at 11:42 AM
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    Really! I figured it would be way more than that.
     
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    your only options are:

    Rear LT 4-6" of lift with a 50T pack
    Convert to leaf over axle.. (ghey)
    Shackle flip (I am having a 2" lift shackle made for me) wait until its made and order one.
     
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    Whats wrong with icons arced with an aal?
     
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    Engage?

    That's exactly what I want to do. Let's get it done at the same tiem!!! RJ!!!
     
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