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Old 01-20-2010, 10:42 PM
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hey there, i have a 79 that im puttin 9 inches of suspension and 3 body lift and i have a set of 44x19.5 tires and i think my wheel wells will look alittle full but not sure? does anyone know how to with out getting into serouis engineerin. how to get more lift easily? i have have professional fab and welding skills just dont know how to safely get more suspension lift. anyone have any ideas? or will my wheel wells even look full with this combo? thanks
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150 or 250/350?

Your wheel wells will be empty with that much lift and 44's.

Don't use a body lift, they are pointless.
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body lifts are fine as long as you make all the changes to account for it and he is goin with 44s so its not like it is a work truck
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body lifts are fine as long as you make all the changes to account for it and he is goin with 44s so its not like it is a work truck
Why do it when you're custom fabbing a suspension lift? Why not just lift it 3" more (which would be usable lift)?
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Why do it when you're custom fabbing a suspension lift? Why not just lift it 3" more (which would be usable lift)?
at 9inches + you start screwing with driveline angles and having to drop t-case etc depending on application and for the price it is much easier and less "fab"
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as well to get a few more inches do a rear shackle flip and and just mod the front to match
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My 78 f150 has 10" in the front. It has the 7" coil spring lift and my dad back in the day placed a 3"x3" square tubing under the frame at the coil buckets to drop them down 3". It's all bolted and welded together and has been this way since the early 80's. I run 42x15 swampers with no problem. If you use the 9" springs and do what I have then you will have no problem at all with the 44's.
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Why do it when you're custom fabbing a suspension lift?
I doubt he's "custom fabbing" anything. If he was, then he wouldn't be asking this question. He's probably referring to the Stupidlift 9" kit.

But to answer the OP's question. No, you can't get anymore lift out of the Superlift kit.......at least not safely. You're pretty much at the limit of the stock radius arm, track bar, steering, and coil spring setup. More lift would require longer suspension links, a very creative track bar, relocated spring mounts.....and flat-top knuckles for crossover steering. In other words.......pretty much EVERYTHING would be custom.....and you would use NOTHING that came with the original kit.

I actually did something similar to that with my 05 F-150. I had to buy an entire lift kit just to get the knuckles and crossmember.
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hhhhmmm

ok for starters what kind of truck do you even have? coils in the front? solid front axle? ball joints? king pins? dana 44? dana 60? bronco? fullsize? figure that out then give us a shout. if it is a fullsize with a solid front axle you you are laughing and can build a lift no problem and a steering setup. drop your t case????? why not just cut your perches and get your pinion angle right 2-3 degrees down with a cardan joint. shackle flips are a pretty good idea and a sturdy spring hanger drop in the front. plus the new super duty lift springs are an easy bolt in and pretty cheap as well. just have to drill out the front hanging to take a slightly larger bolt.
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Thanks alot, but im really new to these extreme lifts, so if anyone could try to explain alittle bit more that would be nice and does anyone, have the same lift i have with 44s? thanks alot
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Thanks alot, but im really new to these extreme lifts, so if anyone could try to explain alittle bit more that would be nice and does anyone, have the same lift i have with 44s? thanks alot
Telling us what truck you have will get a better explanation. 150's had coils up front, 250/350's had leafs. Also a little about what you will be using it for. Something tells me it's either mudd or pavement use.
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hey there, i have a 79 that im puttin 9 inches of suspension and 3 body lift and i have a set of 44x19.5 tires and i think my wheel wells will look alittle full but not sure? does anyone know how to with out getting into serouis engineerin. how to get more lift easily? i have have professional fab and welding skills just dont know how to safely get more suspension lift. anyone have any ideas? or will my wheel wells even look full with this combo? thanks

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