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Old 03-26-2003, 06:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Red face how to lift front end

i have a 1988 gmc jimmy s-series, i am trying to get around buying the 1500 dollar lift kit, does anyone know how i can get a few inches of lift out of the front end?i plan to do a spring over in the back, but no idea how to do the front, does anyone have any suggestions?i would really appreciate the help. And also with just a 3'' body lift what is the biggest tires u think i can run? thanks
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With a 3" body lift, I think you could fit a narrow 33" without trimming, and maybe a 10.50 with some minor trimming. The only way you will be able to get around that $1500 lift is to solid axle swap it. I would say you could turn up the torsion bars, but they have so many adverse effects, it wouldn't be worth it. Also with turning up the torsion bars, you don't gain a whole lot of lift.
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Old 03-26-2003, 07:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Red face what would it take to put a solid axcel?

toyota, how big of a pain in the a$$ would it be to change my s-series jimmy to a solid front axcel?and also, what size axcel and all would i need, could you help me out a little more? u can e-mail me if youd like blazin1778@aol.com. thanks
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You need to take this question over to www.s10-4x4.org


Ask over there. This board is for way more technical stuff.
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Don't waste youe money on a 3" BL.. Just ditch the IFS and toss in a solid axle. Then you'll have endless choices for lifting the front end!
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have any idea what size?

i realized that would be my best bet, dont know what vehicle to get one off of or what size to be looking for?anyone have any suggestions?
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Figure out what your wms to wms is and find something the same or a couple of inches wider. Are those drivers drop or pass drop? A guess off the top of my head would be Scout 44's or EB drivetrain depending on which side yours drops to.
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what is wms????
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wms is wagnor machine shop
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Re: wms

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what is wms????

That's why I told you to go ask this stuff over at www.s10-4x4.org

The stuff here is way over your head, and all of your questions are already answered in posts over there.
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wms= wheel mounting surface. We all start at step one
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how do you get wms?
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how do you get wms?
With a tape measure. Measure from one mounting surface to the other.
Most common axle to use is an '80's Waggoneer for leafs or early Bronco for coils.

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