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i have a 93 2wd with a 4in rough country lift. and its on 33's. the back is solid still at the height was when i lifted but the front has sagged some so im think of going with 6in sprimgs up front. i want to run 35's for my show wheels so this will give me the clearence i need.

ok now to my question - what is the best spring to run so the front dont sag no more? and do i need to change my pitman arm? i have already changed it for the 4in lift do i need to do it again? and who has the best extended brake lines?

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Skyjacker. Skyjacker. Skyjacker. 'Nuff said.

As far as brake lines go, go to Auto Zone or Napa, and buy OE brakelines. Then, simply connect the brakelines that are currently on your truck to the new OE units. Very cheap, and just as reliable as extended brakelines, but better, considering a tear in these doesn't cost the same to repair as a whole extended line.
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how do you hook to flexable brake hoses together?
it can not be done, wouldnt be safe, and sorts silly.
you have never taken a hose off i guess
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how do you hook to flexable brake hoses together?
it can not be done, wouldnt be safe, and sorts silly.
you have never taken a hose off i guess
i was wondering that my self since one side has a banjo bolt and the other has a screw type fitting.

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how do you hook to flexable brake hoses together?
it can not be done, wouldnt be safe, and sorts silly.
you have never taken a hose off i guess
Not safe, coming from the guy who jumped a stock truck? Give me a break :roll:

No, I've never taken a hose off. Therefore, I added the new hoses and left the old ones on when I did it.

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ive never thought about 2 stock hoses together
good idea tell bob other at trs thanks for the info

what about the pitman arm?
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I belive you have to replace that at anything over 4 in. I know that is the way with old chevys. To make it work RIGHT.

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there are some people in this thread who need to treat others with a little more respect. that is all
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that is not a good idea and probley wouldn't pass a state inspection.
i personaly would not do that to my truck and would not do it to any of my customers trucks.
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that is not a good idea and probley wouldn't pass a state inspection.
i personaly would not do that to my truck and would not do it to any of my customers trucks.
How is it dangerous? The comment about state inspection is just speculation. The majority of TRS users, including the guy who wrote the article, live in states with inspections.

And purchasing and charging customers for a set of steel braided brakelines puts more in the company's pocket than doing it an efficient and economical way.
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i am going to echo bob... disagree if you will, but do it respectfully...

anyway...
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guys not be an *** or anything but ididnt ask this question to open a debate forum i asked cause i need yalls opinions and advice and all that good stuff i dont need yall arguing over this stuff. everybody has different ways of doing things. DownSouth said to put two together and im guessing that 04 edge would buy the kit for the brake lines either way thank yall for your opinions no stop the bickering and lets do this respectful like civilized peoples

now back to my question
what about the pitman arm?? im pretty sure i will need to change it but i need to know from someone who knows for sure.
thanks guys for the responses tho
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what i would do is choose a lift company, on my bronco i had skyjacker. if you go to skyjackers website it will list some parts. IF they lift a drop pitman arm for a 6 inch lift i would get it. im not perfectly familiar with your front susp, but ill look at it at the NC meet and then ill have a LOT more advice for you.

as far as the brake line BS, the RIGHT and SAFE way to do it is to buy aftermarket extended lines. although if you are comfortable with doubling lines thats fine too, i have jerry rigged many things on my bronco. its all up to you.

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Get the pitman arm. Your steering will suffer without it.
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thanks guys for the help
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just thought of another question
those drop brackets that lower you beams and all
to go to a 6in spring will i need to get new brackets to lower everything some more?
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no just different alignment cams
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