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Old 06-20-2010, 01:52 PM
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How would i go about getting this much lift on my j-4000. i really like the looks of this one. he said he is getting "about 10 inch lift total"

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Old 06-20-2010, 01:55 PM
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I'm not a lift expert, but it is atleast a SOA/SF and looks like 4" leaf springs. Like I said though, I'm no expert.
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Old 06-20-2010, 02:02 PM
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What is a SOA/SF im new to this stuff
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Old 06-20-2010, 02:09 PM
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spring over axle...which yours came stock with and sf is shackle flip....you would need 6 inch springs and body lift or home build put your springs under frame instead of side mount and lift springs
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Old 06-20-2010, 02:11 PM
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soa=spring over axle your front springs are under the axle and this moves them to the top of the axle and nets from 4-6" of lift depending on how worn your springs are. and sf= shackle flip and this flips the shackle to compensate for the soa.
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Old 06-20-2010, 02:16 PM
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Ohh got yea. who carrys 6inch leafs for a 72. i Know BJs has a 4 inch but all there 6 inch are for 76 or newer
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Old 06-20-2010, 02:19 PM
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That looks like Project Rampage before it got painted black...I think theres a build up of it on here.
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Old 06-20-2010, 10:50 PM
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you have to have custom springs bent for a 6" lift
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Old 06-21-2010, 12:08 AM
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Im guessing a lift shop could bend them
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Old 06-21-2010, 12:20 AM
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ok so i just did this on my waggy if you do a soa in front with 4inch lift you get about 12inchs total at least i did cause you get the about 6 inchs with the 4 inch lift cause youu get back the stock hight cause the stock springs are flat if you look and a shackle flip in the rear with a 4inch will give you about 10 to 12inchs of lift. also goo luck and i hope this helps you
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I used twelve inch chevy front springs with spring over and offset front shackels netted around sixteen inches of lift with rockwell axels still in project mode If you measure factory spring lenght from rear eyelet to pin that locates front end you may be able to use chevy truck front leaves and save money
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Old 06-21-2010, 09:04 AM
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cut off what you have for spring hangers/post mounts and weld on a set of spring hangers to the underside of the frame and mount up some 2"-4" leaf springs and then bolt the axles to the underside of the springs. make sure your pinions are pointing in the right direction and angle and make sure that your shackles are between 45* and 60* of angle. You should be able to clear 38s easy.
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Old 06-21-2010, 10:43 AM
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My Truck came stock on the SOA as FSJparts mentiond.so im thinking of 6 inch springs (If I Can Find Them) and chevy springs in front with a 1inch shackle flip and I maybe able to weld the spring hangers under frame if i can get a hold of a mig welder . does anyone have a clue what chevy spring i would need??? il go out and measure later today.
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Old 06-21-2010, 11:07 AM
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6" springs all the way around on that truck will run about $1400. Deaver Spring in California can do it. Although those springs are really nice, I would look for used 4" chevy springs and remount those under your frame rails. Trust me...much cheaper to remount chevy springs and you will gain much needed turning radius up front.
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Old 06-21-2010, 01:37 PM
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So would remount front and back? and chevy 4inch leafs sounds cheaper already hahah!!! then on top of that a 1inch SF sounds good to me. im going to start looking for leaf spring if yall see any let me know
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Old 06-21-2010, 08:58 PM
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I used twelve inch chevy front springs with spring over and offset front shackels netted around sixteen inches of lift with rockwell axels still in project mode If you measure factory spring lenght from rear eyelet to pin that locates front end you may be able to use chevy truck front leaves and save money

So i measured the front there 44 inchs (112 cm)
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Old 06-21-2010, 11:31 PM
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And As for mounting under the frame. would i need to build custom spring hangers or buy some after market?
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http://www.sky-manufacturing.com/new...uct.php?id=116

I would install a set of Chevy 64" leafs out back for flex. If you don't want to flex, then go with a set of either 52" or 56" all they way around.
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I would install a set of Chevy 64" leafs out back for flex. If you don't want to flex, then go with a set of either 52" or 56" all they way around.

What years did the 64" leaf springs come off of. and also sinch there so long i will need to weld on perches correct?
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Old 06-22-2010, 04:18 PM
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alcan spring can make custom spring built to your specs, i got quoted at 1100 for a set of 12" springs all the way around, military wraped eyes and the whole nine yards
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