91 Chevy Silverado
Contemplating installing a body lift so I can relax the torsion bars a bit
and still fit the 35's. I have a suspension lift, but I am eating idler and
pitman arms about every year and a half. I think its an older Superlift 4
to 6" lift that the previous owner cranked up on the bars to hit the 6"
Never done a body lift. Anyone done one here? Just looking for some input.
Body lift is easy as pie, but it isn't going to relive anything.
Did a 2 1/2' body on my 92. took a day in the driveway but no big deal.
Remove the body mount bolts raise her up and insert the blocks drop it back
Depending on the body lift height other things are needed.
Steering column arm adjustment, --simple
Spread the fan shroud--------------simple
Adjust the shift linkage-------------simple
Raise the front bumper-------------simple but a pain in the arse.
Emergency cable adjustment-------simple
Also remove some brake line clamps and adjust gas filler neck.
All parts should be supplied in kit except maybe the bumper brackets which
you can buy separately. I wanted to raise the rear bumper also but was
unable to find the brackets for the rear at the time.
Thanks for the input, that's exactly what I was looking for.
The only way I am hoping on getting stress relief is I plan on reducing the
torsion bar settings. That's why I am wanting to get a body lift to clear
the tires after that. I am hoping to get less stress on the steering
components that way.
On a new truck, 4.5 to 6, on an older truck that's seen off road and road
salt, 7.5 to 10 assuming you have a flame wrench to heat rusted nuts and
After you install the body lift, and then "relax" the torsions, how are you
getting the butt end down?
Sounds like a winner then. my research reveled something I didn't know, you
cant get a drop spindle and drop idler arm for them thare IFS 4x4. Proper
lift kit includes new spindles, and the steering arms are four inches higher
on the assembly then the stock ones.
But being as I am old school hot rodder, there is nothing wrong with the
tail end being a little higher than the nose end ; )
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