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Old 05-13-2012, 04:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Swapping 3" Body Lift for 1"

I have a 92 chevy with a 3" BL. After my SAS and everything the truck sits way too high and I want to bring it down a little.

The only reason I want to keep a 1" BL is to aid in engine/tranny swap in the future.

I'm thinking I'll use 1" pucks from DIY4X. So my question is about bolt lengths. I haven't got under the truck to look yet because it is not at my house. Are the bolts typically 1/2"?

If I remove one bolt from the pickup bed, and one from the cab, are the remaining bolts the same length? Or are there various lengths? I would like to be able to pull a bolt and go by X amount of bolts that are 2" shorter.

I know the other things I'll have to worry about are fuel fill tube, radiator fan shroud and such. No rear bumper, but probably will have to work with the front bumper location, or get rid of it.

Anything I'm missing? Help or suggestions?
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id mabey move this to newbie before it turns in to a flame on fest jmop. and dont know much bout newer chev prob metric but idno
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Old 05-13-2012, 08:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Wow, really?! Let's see some pics of your SAS.
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Sorry for posting such a "simple" question. I should have put it in the newbie section, I'm so sorry. I was looking for in order to prepare for the swap. I like to get all my parts together and not run into any problems. I was just looking for suggestions and experiences. For some reason I just have the tendency to treat the general 4x4 as the newbie section rather than the actual newbie section.

I have done a body lift before on a different vehicle. Just because I have some questions concerning a body lift, doesn't mean I am incapable of a SAS, dick. That is bullshit logic. It was lack of experience/knowledge not mechanical ability.
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I do believe they are all the same length on the cab. and all box ones are same. the bent drag link scares me on that thing. Hit a pot hole or something it could bend or break at its week point(the bend)
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Old 05-16-2012, 11:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I already fixed that draglink. Have a lot to do still. It's a ball joint dana 60. So steering requires a little more thought. But the DL is straight now (built a new one) and runs all the way to the knuckle.

thanks for the input.
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