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Old 08-03-2006, 11:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Ways to gain clearence?

So, what ways are there to gain clearence on the 84' 720 with the IFS. Is there something wrong with my truck or is the IFS just pretty much flat (level) all the way across. Besides swapping axels is putting biger tires the only way to really gain clearance?
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cheapest way is to go body lift with larger tires
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Im more worried about the front IFS right now. The suspension/body lift with bigger tires is already on the way once the engine is fixed.
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I cant remember did the 84 have those arms come down from the front of the frame under the rad support?
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I cant remember did the 84 have those arms come down from the front of the frame under the rad support?
I'm pretty sure that this was only on the 2wd's. But i could be mistaken

Get new torsion bars or just crank them up an inch or 2. Don't go more than this or you will get no down travel and funny geometry. You will need an alignment afterwords.

go to a few of the nissan web sites and there is plenty of instruction on this
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I'm pretty sure that this was only on the 2wd's. But i could be mistaken

Get new torsion bars or just crank them up an inch or 2. Don't go more than this or you will get no down travel and funny geometry. You will need an alignment afterwords.

go to a few of the nissan web sites and there is plenty of instruction on this
you can crank the torsion bars, but it'll never line up. And once you get the bigger tires on it, be ready for bump steer out the ass. My 83 would almost jump lanes on the highway with hard bumps. It had the 3" Rancho bars (only lift made when I had mine in 86) and 33/12.50s on it.
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For now, just tighten the tbars, and after the lift and tires, keep up on mantainance in order to keep it rolling decent. Fresh bushings, and tie rod ends and what ever other suspension related and steering related crud, shoud keep you happy for mild off roading and several thousand road miles. But after dropping the coin for those goodies, I would suggest you consider a different daily driver vehicle, and then save up for a sas swap or a different offroad rig.
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Superlift makes a upper a-arm drop. I had cranked out the hell of my t-bars, and I lowered them back down! I'd eat the crap out of ball joints, and cv joints, got real good at replacing them! And I hate bumpsteer. Just crank the bars a little and put in a body lift! Just remember to cut out a bigger hole for your gear shift! You'll have problems keeping it in reverse!

I knew a guy that was going to cut all the brackets that hold the frt dif and t-bars, and weld in 4" spacers. I haven't seen it yet but he said so far its a pain in the butt!
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