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Old 01-31-2007, 05:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Adjusting Lift Height w/ Linked Suspention

I'm contemplating doing an SAS on my 86 Toyota Pickup this summer, the truck will still be my DD as well as "trail rig". Looking around at modern vehicles that comes with SFA's you notice a trend moving away from front leaf springs to coils. I've read that Fords experiance significantly less bump steer with the coils vs leaves, as well as improved ride quality. Same argument seems to be made by several manufacturers.

Now to the meat of the question:
because coil springs require arms (radius, 3 or 4-link, whatever), how much can they really be adjusted once you weld everything in place?

Why I ask:
Because it's going to still be my DD I don't want to run anything more than 33's. They'll get me where I want to go and won't kill my milage too too bad. So I only want to raise 2-3" max. However in future this may become a purpose built rig(or I just may want to go bigger, I admit it), so to clear 35's I would need about 5".

I'm looking at a lift simaler to this universal link from Cage Offroad. That kit would allow me to A) have a kit(don't think I could build everything on my own). and B) because it requires you source your own shocks and springs I could set my lift at whatever height I want.

Now if I set it up as a 2" lift(yes I know, extravagent for 2"), how complicated would it be to bump it up to 4". I know with some Jeep lifts they just replace the coils, some replace the links with longer ones. I've seen others that re-locate the spot on the frame that the links mount(in conjunction with longer links). But how much lift you can gain without upgrading each part(coils, links, link mounts).

I really hope this all makes sence.
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I simply depends on how it is built...each link can be adjusted as 3 feet if desired. It's simply all about how you build it...
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Old 01-31-2007, 06:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I wouldn' t do radius arms. If you do a three link with reasonable geometry it should be fine. look at the link calculator to figure it out or copy a three link like TRD's
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If you do the Cage arms, and use a Ford axle with the radius arm wedges, it's a matter of changing out the "C" bushings for a different degree to correct the caster when you change lift.

If you use a different axle, you can purchase the wedges from many Bronco vendors out there.

Simple, and effective.
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