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Old 07-16-2018, 08:02 PM   #1
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2' lift on a 69 4X4

What is the best way to get a 2' lift on a 1969 4X4. Lock kits or springs? thanks Rick
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Old 07-17-2018, 06:30 AM   #2
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Re: 2' lift on a 69 4X4

2’ lift?!? Gonna need a whole lotta spring!!!! I’m assuming you meant 2”, which can be done with springs, or a longer shackle with a zero rate. Or even a long add-a-leaf to the pack.
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Old 07-17-2018, 11:14 PM   #3
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Re: 2' lift on a 69 4X4

I’m doing a 3” on my blazer. I got everything from ORD with a shackle flip and new springs.
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Old 07-18-2018, 04:47 PM   #4
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Re: 2' lift on a 69 4X4

If you meant 2", I installed 2.5" Skyjacker Softride springs on my K20 several years ago (front only). No complaints.

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Old 07-18-2018, 07:28 PM   #5
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Re: 2' lift on a 69 4X4

I'd do all new softer riding springs like Softrides or EZ-Rides. Reverse shackles will give twice the lift you want. I did 4" springs on front and on the rear I did Add-A-Leaf & 2" block. It doesn't even look like it has the 2" blocks, so Add-A-Leaf doesn't appear to have lifted it any. Maybe my original springs are just that bad. I'm wishing I bought new springs
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Old 07-20-2018, 08:27 AM   #6
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Re: 2' lift on a 69 4X4

My truck is a 69 GMC half ton. I used the 2 ez rides on mine. For a lifted, solid axle truck, it rides pretty well. I drive it daily and have gotten quite used to it. It has 33 inch tires on it. Here is a pic:
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