View Full Version : My turn to lift...
06-24-2003, 11:53 PM
Cheap and relatively easy....I am mainly lookin for clearance for bigger tires. Pretty much ruled out a suspension lift for now ($$$$) so i am lookin at either AAL or Lift blocks (3"). I have searched but which is better? Nothin to hard core,maybe mud that swallows a 35 on a bad day...
[ June 25, 2003, 05:53 AM: Message edited by: 2nd Day ]
06-25-2003, 01:32 AM
AAL is a form of suspension lift, a you are lifting the truck via the suspension. It will actually gie you better ground clearance. A body lift wont give you any ground clearance, except for what the larger tires will give. Although with you having no fenders, 33's should fit quite easily. Unless you want 35's, then your gona need a bit mor clearance to keep down rubbage.
06-25-2003, 01:43 AM
Cool, i think i am gonna go with the AALs all teh way around...
06-25-2003, 04:11 AM
SOA SOA SOA SOA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D
06-25-2003, 06:30 AM
SOA SOA SOA SOA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thatll be the day,lol. :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
06-25-2003, 06:55 AM
Bring ole Bohunks to my house for a weekend... 35"s No PROB...For less than a benjamin we'll have you riding high...
And NO, I'm not kidding...
06-25-2003, 07:30 AM
Hmmm, ill keep that in mind. Proably wont happen till November time frame...should proably get it runnin first...you know the ways of the SOA though?
06-25-2003, 08:14 AM
all an SOA is, is about a C-note. not really that hard to do if you have the facilities and resources. i say me and Dobosh can lift one in two days tops. i guarentee if i had no set backs, one day. ;)
06-25-2003, 08:20 AM
Price is a winner!
06-25-2003, 08:25 AM
better let JeepKahn do it. i wouldn't smell my own fart for a hundred bucks. you know of my new build-up so i need a lot of money. you know, i take that back...i'll smell my own fart for hundred dollars. takers??????????
06-25-2003, 09:01 AM
I do still plan on taking off my AAL's........
06-25-2003, 10:30 AM
the act of doing the SOA is cheap BUT all the parts to put it back together will add up to some bucks...
*Rear Shackle Inversion kit (RB Kustoms) or Lift springs and blocks
And plenty of other things that I can't remember... So yes putting the front springs on top of the axle is cheap but getting it to go properly after is the problem... just food for thought before the jump on to the SOA bandwagon...
06-25-2003, 11:57 AM
new spring perches - $45
brake lines - $45
shackle flip - free
drive shafts - $150-$200 (depends)
so for $300 dollars you can get 5"-6" of lift. this also depends if you have a really good friend with a welder. i originally bought my skyjacker 4" lift system for $700. seems to be a pretty clear choice to me.
06-25-2003, 06:55 PM
You really aren't going to have to go with SOA to fit 35's seeing as how much fender is already missing, About 3 inches is all you're really going to need liftwise, but what we'll get you on top of that is the ability to droop bigtime... And I can save you some money by horse trading parts I have that you need for your old parts that I can use on a future project... The c-note is what'll buy brakelines and Misc. small crap needed, I won't be making a dime...
06-25-2003, 11:22 PM
I dunno when i can add 35's...i doubt anyone has any of those laying around,lol. I wonder if i did go SOA though if that C-note would turn into about 5 or 6 of them after i get the 35's...I only need 33's right now....AAL may be the better choice, specially if PC hooks me up smile.gif
06-25-2003, 11:59 PM
I am in the middle of a SOA on Gator and I tell you no Lie I was sweating it bad but I talked to Jamie ""Tractor"" He was a life saver.. I am in the finishing stages of the SOA and I tell ya it is not so bad !!But when you have guys here like Jamie it is a real blessing !! Jamie I cant say enough on how greatfull I am to ya .. I will be happy to buy you a beer if you come to the east coast !!
07-02-2003, 03:20 PM
Just finished welding the last perch tonight and i must say not a hard job the only difference for me is no body just frame and it's easy.
Thanks all for the advise
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