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Old 06-21-2011, 05:31 PM
CenCal22 CenCal22 is offline
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Default cheap way to lift 1999 4x4

Im new to FRF and this is my first post. but i was wondering what the cheapest and most effective way to lift my front end was. maybe something besides a t-bar crank because i want my front end to not be too stiff.
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Old 06-21-2011, 05:34 PM
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Default Re: cheap way to lift 1999 4x4

t-bar crank... thats it you can run t-bar keys but its the same thing.

next cheapest is body lift the truck...
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Old 06-22-2011, 07:18 PM
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Default Re: cheap way to lift 1999 4x4

jackstands

cheapest is a tbar crank its not that stiff at all. you can do a BL but thats not a real lift so its up to you.
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Old 06-22-2011, 07:20 PM
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Default Re: cheap way to lift 1999 4x4

spindle lifts arent too expensive.
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Old 06-22-2011, 07:25 PM
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spindle lifts arent too expensive.
yup but they wont work on a 4wd
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Old 06-22-2011, 07:31 PM
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you want the truck higher correct? without using lots of $$? just body lift it. 200$ and im sure you will like the result.
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Old 06-23-2011, 01:34 PM
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alright thanks... but have any of you guys actually done a tbar crank?

or have you guys ever heard of getting a whole new torsion bar that is bigger and switching it with the old one??
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Old 06-23-2011, 01:37 PM
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alright thanks... but have any of you guys actually done a tbar crank?

or have you guys ever heard of getting a whole new torsion bar that is bigger and switching it with the old one??
everyone on here 98+ has cranked em haha, go to the how to section and there is a how to, super easy man.
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Old 06-23-2011, 01:39 PM
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everyone on here 98+ has cranked em haha, go to the how to section and there is a how to, super easy man.
i had a 01' s10 blazer and i torsion cranked that, only took 10 minutes. there the same concept. and i put some bigger shackles in the rear of that. just my 2 cents...
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Old 06-23-2011, 02:22 PM
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ya that is super easy... and do you for sure need a realignment after??

also what is a "no-no" distance for how much it should lift it??(how many turns of the bolt/and how much of a lift, fender to top of wheel)
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Old 06-23-2011, 02:38 PM
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ya that is super easy... and do you for sure need a realignment after??

also what is a "no-no" distance for how much it should lift it??(how many turns of the bolt/and how much of a lift, fender to top of wheel)
i think you can just crank them till it stops im not sure i understand your question

-i would get it aligned yes
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Old 06-23-2011, 03:09 PM
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now i wouldnt max out the t bars...just lift like 2 inches or so BUT you can go all the way until it stops if you want
the more you crank the faster ur ball joints will go....

i dont mean it goes FAST, just faster
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I maxed my set out when I had them. I didt align it after either
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now i wouldnt max out the t bars...just lift like 2 inches or so BUT you can go all the way until it stops if you want
the more you crank the faster ur ball joints will go....

i dont mean it goes FAST, just faster
thanks eric, i woulda said that but i was in a good mood and felt knowledgeable haha
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thanks eric, i woulda said that but i was in a good mood and felt knowledgeable haha
that doesnt make sense
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