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Old 03-07-2012, 07:31 AM
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1976 f100 2wd lift

I put 2 1/2 inch spacers to level my truck so I could fit some 31 inch tires. I had to bend the I-beams to aligned it...everything worked out alright, but I wish to lift it just a little more maybe just one more inch because the front is just a little lower than the back. I just want the front to look just a little higher. my question is. is there anything that I can do to lift it that much..maybe put new coils or some bigger ones...I figure since the stock springs are still on they could be worn out... .any suggestions?
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check Autofab Offroad Trucks - I think they have a 3" lift coil. Call if you don't see it on the site as they do have a lot of stuff that they don't list online. If your beams are already bend for the lift the coils may work without having to re-bend.
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The coils springs that I have are the stock ones and they look worn out. do you think if I replace them for some new ones I would get a little more height?
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it's possible, but hard to say.
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you could try what i did... air shocks, check out my pic album, i used the monroe air shocks for the back of the truck(they dont make them for front applications) they work great gave me at least 1 3/4"
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Maybe HD springs from a 4x4 with a heavier engine?
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Sweet! Nice rig
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That looks very nice! are those 33 inch tires?
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those are 35's
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How much is the lift kit from autofab...Im interested
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see my link in the 2nd post...
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Those pics are making me rethink my direction for my truck a little bit...
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i think at one time i was playin with a moog coil spring catalog and thought i could get 2-3" by puttin 4*4 coils on it but would have to bend them beams. id rather extend the axle bushing bracket down with square tubing and make a camber adjustment there. i found pics of a guy doing that but he said it took hours of geometry to finally get right. since i have two trucks one might have to be a test vehicle
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