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Old 10-12-2009, 06:38 PM   #1
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chevy c30 lift?

i know my signature says lowering my truck but im only considering that because i cant find any lift kits for it i dont want big but i would like the truck to sit like 2-3 in inches higher in the front without coil spacers. any ideas? i cant find anything.
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Old 10-12-2009, 07:07 PM   #2
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Re: Chevy c30 lift?

If its a smallblock put big block springs in it that will raise it up
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Old 10-12-2009, 08:40 PM   #3
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Re: chevy c30 lift?

no its a big block.
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Just get it in the back yard, toss some Christmas lights on it, a fake reindeer or two in the front and say Santa must have broken down and left it for you to fix before Christmas Eve. RuralRoute c30

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Old 10-12-2009, 09:00 PM   #4
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Re: chevy c30 lift?

Ok then how about airbags?
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Old 10-12-2009, 09:11 PM   #5
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Re: chevy c30 lift?

big block springs, I think fab tec makes a lift spindle, or you can drop the front crossmember down from the frame. I have done this and it works very well. You use some 2"x3"x1/4' tubing as a spacer between the bottom of the frame and the top of the front x member, you will need longer bolts to hold it in place, then on the sides of the x member by the upper control arms, you can re drill the upper two holes. you will need to add a spacer to the bottom of the engine mount perches as well. For the steering, if you flip the centerlink around backward, it will make the tie rod angle livable. I did this on my truck befor I did the 4x4 swap.I had it this way for about 5 years. I ran that and a 3" block in the rear. I also had a body lift so my truck would clear 36" swampers. It drove great. The only thing I noticed was if I was at full lock turn in a parking lot, the inner tire to the turn would scrub more than stock, due to the differant angle on the steering. But it was no real big deal, I have driven factory built 4x4 IFS lifts with more scrub that it had. I would of kept it this way, But I rally wanted a 4x4.

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Old 10-12-2009, 09:15 PM   #6
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Re: chevy c30 lift?

I just looked, yours is an 86. You can do as I stated, or fabtec makes a buch of stuff for thoes years. They even have long travel control arms.
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Old 10-12-2009, 09:24 PM   #7
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Re: chevy c30 lift?

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I just looked, yours is an 86. You can do as I stated, or fabtec makes a buch of stuff for thoes years. They even have long travel control arms.
dude thank you so much i looked forever for something thanks!
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Just get it in the back yard, toss some Christmas lights on it, a fake reindeer or two in the front and say Santa must have broken down and left it for you to fix before Christmas Eve. RuralRoute c30

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Old 10-15-2009, 10:11 PM   #8
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Re: chevy c30 lift?

so spindles for a 86 will fit the 67-72 trucks as well. also is there a difrence in the frontsuspension betweeen 1/2 3/4 and 1 ton 67-72 trucks? i have the fabtech long travel kit and im wondering if i can throw it on a 71 3/4 ton?
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