View Full Version : Lift Kits
11-03-2002, 01:31 PM
<br>Ok I've been loooking at lift kits for my truck and it seems that the major companies only have one for the 1/2 ton trucks.<br><br>Do you guys have any lifted trucks out there? Id like to know what you went through to get it done and what you think of it.<br><br>I'd like to see some pics of some first gen trucks. Are there any good websites to look at.<br><br>Okies truck is nice lookin'...I found that today!<br><br><br>
11-03-2002, 06:30 PM
You can find them for 3/4 and 1 ton, but hard to find for a Diesel. You have to worry about the extra weight and for body lifts I think it'll interfere with the intercooler. You have to consider with the extra torque of these engines, these companys would be taking on the added liability of axle wrap under load.
11-03-2002, 07:10 PM
Skyjacker still sells lifts for 1st gens. You won't see it on their<br>site but they will set you up if you contact them. 2.5" / 4" and 6" are the sizes as far as I know.<br><br>mark<br>PDR - Black Sheep Racing
12-22-2002, 01:46 PM
I have run a set of custom springs from National Spring for 10 years now on my early 89. I run Rancho 9000 shocks. Front springs have 13 leaves, and rears have 10. There are no liftblocks in the rear. The ride is very nice, and axel hop is a thing of the past. I have run my truck hard and have never had a problem with these springs. National spring will make your springs just the way you like them.
How much do the skyjacker springs run$$$
12-30-2002, 02:27 PM
Check out www.skyjacker.com , and do a search by vehicle. Tells you all the options they have in terms of kits.<br>Chris
01-14-2003, 12:11 AM
I would like to know who actualy has SkyJacker springs on their truck. I am considering getting a set but I have my concerns regarding sagging.
I currently have a popup camper sitting on my bed and do not want to end up with a saggy rear due to springs that are too soft. But I do like the price of the SJ springs.
Also, I'd like to know if you can run 35's with the 1" or do you need to go w/2.5
Hey Viking -- what are the specs on your rear springs? (# leaves, leaf thickness, center to eye length, arch, etc.) I would love to take the blocks off of my truck, especially as the thing sits low in the rear already. <br><br>Thanks,<br><br>Alec
01-22-2003, 05:20 PM
I do not have the SJ lift yet but am planning on doing so with the 2.5 . I have a buddy who has a 1st Gen. with this set up on his and he carries a 200 gal. waste oil tank and pumps in his all the time and has had it this way for 2 yrs. adn no sagging at this time and the ride is great .. he says he has no loss in load cap. either .. hope this helps ..good luck Ace
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