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Old 05-08-2006
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Cheap lift...

After toying with RideAC1`'s leaf pack, and realising he should lift the front, I came up with something in my head, wanted opinions ( Read Jey! LOL! )..

I was going to drop a truck a while back by cutting the control arms, relocating the balljoints an inch or so upwards. I was thinking of going in reverse...

Weld a 3/8ths plate on both sided of the control arm to make sure its VERY stiff..

The PROBLEMS I can't seem to think of a means to conquer.. The CV shafts in front.. they will need to be longer. The second problem will be the rack and pinion or tie-rod ends being too short but thats EASILY corrected.

I'm wondering if its possible to get a set of used CV's, cut then, find some I.D. steel tub thats strong enough, and just lengthen them... But what does one do when a wear-n-tear part ( CV shaft ) goes?!!?

I like the idea of spindles over that whole ghey RCD kit. Stacking another sub-frame setup under your vehical.. I thought the idea of lifting the bloody thing was to get ground clearence, not putting a piece of frame in the way and getting more tires in the wheelwells to increase clearence..

D.
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you wouldnt really gain that much though. an 1" ?
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cutting a cv shaft... ooo, they are weak as is with bigger tires. your idea doesn't seem bad but way to time consuming
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Just doesn't sound like any fun D. I think I am going to go with a superlift or RCD when I do mine.
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I thought the idea of lifting the bloody thing was to get ground clearence, not putting a piece of frame in the way and getting more tires in the wheelwells to increase clearence..

D.
The whole way a lift kit gives you more differential ground clearance is to allow bigger tires.
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