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Old 01-09-2012, 04:53 PM
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Help with E99 suspension lift questions

I am trying to figure out how to get about 3-4" total front lift on my truck. I have some questions about what will work from a late 99 lift kit and what wont. I know the trackbar bolts are smaller on the older truck and the u bolts are square over the axle vs. round. Can the round u bolts be used or no? Whats the best way to get the axle centered? Can you use a late 99 adj. track bar and drill out the mounting holes to make the bolts fit on the E99? Are the shackle drop kits the same for both trucks? I don't really want to buy a 4" lift since my stock rear blocks are almost 4" anyways. I have the mini spring pack right now which is giving me 2" up front. Would it be best to just leave that and do a 2" shackle kit to get 4" up front and modify the track bar brackets to fit?

Sorry for the long post, just trying to get all my questions out there.
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:14 PM
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Yes you can drill out the holes to fit the bigger bolts and use a 99.5+ adj track bar, you can also get an upper track arm bracket of a 99.5+ to replace the e99 one, but you will have to drill the lower (on the axle) bracket.

The shackle kits for a 99.5+ will work on an e99

Sorry I dont really know about the rest
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To the OP, did you ever find out if you can use rounded u -bolts on your E99?

I want to buy this front suspension lift for my E99?
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