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Old 08-31-2008, 05:20 PM
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Lifted the truck

Only the rear though. Used 3" square tubing with a 1/2" plate welded on top that will end up being my suspension blocks. The rear now sits up 1 inch higher then an F350 (sat tailgate to tailgate with one today).

The tracion bars no longer hit the sway bars during compression and btw they have stopped the axle wrap I was getting completely at wot in either 2 or 4wd.

Here are some pics.

Stock height


Lifted height


Someone asked for a pic of the mounts welded to the axle.

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Old 08-31-2008, 05:30 PM
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just keep your eyes on them. square tubing can crack and/or crush. nothing to bad should happen with the traction bars keeping the axle from going to far but ive seen the rear end come completly out from under a chevy that used square tubing for blocks.

looks good with the little lift. I think it would look great if the front where leveled a little.

im assuming your going to build some spacers to keep your traction bars from sliding around in their brackets on the mounting bolt?

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Old 08-31-2008, 06:33 PM
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I've got grade 8 7/8" washers that are going in there this week.

The square tubing will probably be replaced with solid bar sometime in the future but this square tubing is thicker then the factory block which is NOT solid.
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Old 08-31-2008, 07:03 PM
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Looking like a pull truck Marty.

Don't mess with the front end, you will eventually regret it. It won't hop with the stock front springs, and will ride good.
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Old 08-31-2008, 09:00 PM
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Now I want to see some more vids of you hooking and winning
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Old 09-01-2008, 08:02 AM
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hope so. Got within 11 feet of a heavily modded dmax at the last buck pulls. That was with a late downshift and 400 less rpm then I hope I to hold this time
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lookin good I agree with logan we need to see some videos of you beating the d-max's
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