6-7" is going to be allot of cake to have it done right.
First you'll have to sell your 2x4 car and buy a truck (4x4).
Then you'll have to get thy self some nice beefy axels. I suggest an old(er)
Ferd. 1980's fords can be found with Dana 60's front & rear. The D60 out of
the front of the ford will have the pumpkin on the driver's side, so that
will match up with the front drive shaft on your new '03 truck.
Then I hear that it's about 7g's or so to do a SFA conversion (because your
4x4 '03 will have independent front suspension [pussy shit]).
BTW, SFA stands for solid front axel.
P.S. A draw back about lifting a 2x4 is you'll look like a college yuppie,
rap artist, etc.
6 or 7" is nothing to great?!?!?! That's quite a bit! When you lift your
truck your going to need to get larger Tires also, which adds to the hight.
You Lift it 7", and by the tire your done it's 12" higher. A Normal lift
is around 4" I wouldn't go much more then that, expecally on a 2wd truck!
Depending on the lift, it's it's not to much, you can go with either a
Suspention lift or a Body lift. Some people do BOTH to get the truck up
higher. Say a 4" Suspention lift with a 3" Body lift for the 7" and then
adding the larger tires to get even higher. If your looking to put a
little larger tire on but it doesn't quite fit, then a low cost 2" or so
Body lift may be all you need. Basically, what are your plans for the
I know lifting 2wd trucks is the big thing these days, as the trucks are
cheaper, the Insurance in Cheaper, and most 4wd don't go off road anyway!
You see all these nice looking lifted 4wd trucks, and never once been off
road, or had been once or twice mildly, but hated having to spend hours
cleaning all the mud off later.
Well first get a BIG pile of money. Then figure on having lots of fun
extending all the brake lines, Parking brake cable, Rear driveshaft,
steering linkage and some more items. Plus with a 6/7" lift and a good
set of rubber your looking at a real increase of closer to 10-11" total.
That truck ought to corner like a drunk pig... Hope you have no
warrantee concerns with the driveline or having the computer
reprogrammed for the new tires or the fact that you can probably toss
the warrantee out the window since that kind of lift will put strain on
the trans and engine and they will probably tell you to get lost....
"jmex" < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
I lifted one truck of mine, and that was enough for me.
Big tires require regearing. 1K on tires, 1K on gearing.
U-joints will wear out sooner. Plan on upgrading them.
You may need to look into custom work. I had to have a pipe
bent off my manifold, and I ALWAYS had problems with it after
that. Cracks, whistling noises, etc.
The pluses?! Sure, it looks cool as hell. People will always
give you compliments. It's fun to offroad and run crap over. ;)
I don't believe that you need a 4x to have fun offroad. Throw
a locker in the back when you swap gears and you'll be real
surprised what the truck will do.
Even if you don't go the "beefy offroad" route, you can do
the Pre-Runner thing like those desert guys.
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