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post #81 of 635 (permalink) Old 04-24-2006, 05:05 AM
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I have to agree with red wagon on the cheap lift. I bought a cheap lift (Tough Country) for my Ranger 96' and the center hinge bracket broke on me twice. It cracked between the part where it mounted to the frame and the Traction beam. So I ordered a heavy duty Center hinge Bracket from SkyJacker and that was the hot ticket lots of hard wheeling and no more problems. One other thing that you must do is weld your brackets to the frame in places so that you may cut the welds just in case Heaven forbid you should have to remove them. This will prevent the possibility of loosening up. And use high strength loctite (red). As an avid wheeler I've seen what holds up the best. Also if you plan on using your stock radius arms box them in by welding plate steel to the back side of them just like they make the newer truck frames. Also do this to your traction beams. I have seen these parts bend and brake under hard trail use. These front suspensions when set up right are brutally tough. When I was younger and crazier me and my friends used to torture our vehicles to no avail., jumping them hill climbing them pedals to the medal. These mods above held up to all that abuse. Going with a 33 inch tire is very wise because you can use it hard and not have to worry about breaking front axles. I almost forgot that you also should slide a piece of seamless 3/16 thick steel tubing over your drag link assembly both sides this is especially important on the smaller side(weld full circle on both ends of the tubing). I've also known the smaller one to bend especially on cross rutted trail sections. Have lotsa fun. By the way my bronco has all of these things done as well as my friends truck. I have also read about and tested these mods for functionality.
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Okay, hopefully this is a better question that someone can help me out with. What's the main difference between the Rough Country and the Tuff Country lifts? I notice that the Rough Country kits are a lot cheaper, so I'm assuming that this means it's not quite so good.... So for a 4" lift with rear AAL, what would everyone recommend? Thanks!
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everyone is going to get pissed but i have a 88 xlt with the stock ttb i want to put 38.5 but everyone is saying im going to just tear it up im also putting the skyjacker 8 inch lift how much work is it going to be to swap it out for a d 44 or d 60 and make very thing work good. then what kind lift parts will i need to rebuy for the solid front axle? help me please :(
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everyone is going to get pissed but i have a 88 xlt with the stock ttb i want to put 38.5 but everyone is saying im going to just tear it up im also putting the skyjacker 8 inch lift how much work is it going to be to swap it out for a d 44 or d 60 and make very thing work good. then what kind lift parts will i need to rebuy for the solid front axle? help me please :(

so your buying a 8 inch for your ttb.. then doing a sas? sounds like a waste of a lift to me because you wont be able to re-use most of these parts. i might have misunderstood?
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Race-style Camburg 4-inch lift

I have the 4-inch Camburg Engineering kit (assembled by Kartek and installed with a lot of help from Jensen Racing). The front end has "cut and turned" beams, heavy coil spring, Bilstein shocks and massive radius arms with heim joints. The rear is a simple Deavers Spring 10-pack. I love this system and will be upgrading to larger tires as soon as my 31x11.50 BFG's wear out. Probably going to 35x12.50 BFG ATs or Dick Cepek FC-IIs
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I've been told that 78-79 bronco front shocks have the same mounting configuration
as the 80-86 front shocks but are 1"-2' longer. if I put 2" lift spings in the front of my 84 bronco can I use stock 78-79 shocks?

4 Carquest stock front shocks looks better for my budget than 4 aftermarket front shocks.
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Great Lift Deals and Dillemas

First off, if your looking for a kit compare preices with liftkitdepot.com, I found my lift there for almst $500 less than MSRP. Second Its a 6 in lift im putting on, I keep hearing horror stories bout positive camber and messed up caster? wanna know how bad it will really be with the 6in suspension and 35s. Second how bad will the 302 with 3.55 gears dog turning 35 inch meats?
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Homemade lift

Has any one heard of someone making a lift kit. I am a machinest and welder and have tools at home that i could make a lift just wanted to know if anyone has done it before. Would cost less just take time. I just bought a 88 with 302 5 speed 31 on it now not sure if i want to go 33 or 35. Also anyone know what stock gears are, Not sure if they are diferant because of the 5 speed. Thanks Also seen a 2 inch lift on ebay it comes with new springs and add a leaf in the rear. Seam like that would change camber
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Has any one heard of someone making a lift kit. I am a machinest and welder and have tools at home that i could make a lift just wanted to know if anyone has done it before. Would cost less just take time. I just bought a 88 with 302 5 speed 31 on it now not sure if i want to go 33 or 35. Also anyone know what stock gears are, Not sure if they are diferant because of the 5 speed. Thanks Also seen a 2 inch lift on ebay it comes with new springs and add a leaf in the rear. Seam like that would change camber
If you are a welder, go find a wrecked 79 and earlier f150/bronco and pull the raduis arms, brackets, and the whole axle assy and put it in the bronc...or search the net for templates for the ttb drop brackets and make em...OR buy the drop brackets, copy em, make em, and return the purchased ones.
Man if I knew how to weld and had a welder....
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What is the diference in lift kits for pickups and bronco'? I thought all the front end parts were the same (I'm using pickup truck beams and radius arms) but I am seeing different part #'s for pickup, bronco and supercab. I'm looking at superlift 1.5'-2" leveling kits. Is it just a stiffer spring for the pickup and supercab?
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What is the diference in lift kits for pickups and bronco'? I thought all the front end parts were the same (I'm using pickup truck beams and radius arms) but I am seeing different part #'s for pickup, bronco and supercab. I'm looking at superlift 1.5'-2" leveling kits. Is it just a stiffer spring for the pickup and supercab?
Ford had different spring rates for fsb, f150s and extended cabs. Plus, they had different ratings for engine combo. I have the Ford factory spring ratings for 1987 and maybe 1990. So if you were to put a 1.5-2 leveling spring in a extended cab f150 for example, it would probably come out about stock ride height. On the actual lifts it is tricky to say because there is some variability in the final results from fsb to fsb. Each aftermarket company's springs may have different rates and some companies have more than one spring rate for a specific application. On top of that, 20 year old springs may have settled some and that is variable.

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On top of that, 20 year old springs may have settled some and that is variable.
man, my spring sag has lowered the bunko about 2.5"...skyjacker has lifts for 4.9L, 5.0L, and 5.8L...different weight, different spring rate, like you said.
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i got 86 stock that needs new shocks & want to lift it about 4". i found a pro comp 84-89 4wd w/add a leaf its 4"rear 2.5"rear for $778.99 at liftkitdepot.com
but there's one problem i'm 16 and don't have a lot of money.
so i was wondering if i should just buy new shocks.
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buying shocks wont lift ya. Maybe a little if your old shocks have never been changed. But either way, you need new shocks.
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I am looking into a 4 or 6 inch lift and was wonder if most brands have the holes for the duel front shocks predrilled on the radius arms and if not does anyone know which ones do
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I am looking into a 4 or 6 inch lift and was wonder if most brands have the holes fir the duel front shocks predrilled on the radius arms and of now if anyone knows which ones do thx
none that i know of....usually the front shock is attached to a bracket that bolts to ttb arm....

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I am looking into a 4 or 6 inch lift and was wonder if most brands have the holes for the duel front shocks predrilled on the radius arms and if not does anyone know which ones do
thx

Not all aftermarket radius arms have mounts for the rear of the front dual shocks. I ended up salvaging the mount from the old radius arms and welding it to the new Camburg arm. Red's right for the front mount, it's mounted on the TTB (and notoriously weak).
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I saw this browsing around some sites and thought it would be useful for this thread.


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    Tire Size Chart

Years      Lift    Max 

            0"     32"
            2"     33"
87-96       4"     35"
            6"     36"

80-86       2"     33"
            3"     35"

78-79       0"     33"
            4"     35"
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how much lift is needed to run 42"s under an 92-96 bronco?

old truck: 95 bronco 8" lift 36" tsl radials
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My Bronco is in need of a 6 inch lift+extended radius arms.

I am still debating which brand to choose... What kit is the best out there for around a thousand dollars? Seems like Skyjacker makes one of the best products,but are there any alternatives in price and quality?.

Pro comp
Superlift
BDS
Tuff country
Ruff country
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