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last time i wrote i was gonna lift my 98 Z71 but now my dad has convinced my to sell it and use his truck for my guinea. Its A 95 4X4 3/4 Ton and has been a great truck. So as a father son thing he and i are going to equip it with a dana 60 and start to recondition it a bit. My first question concerns the front axle(again)

On the Off ROad Unlimited web page they are using axles with 36" center to pads and sell a bunch of different st ups for using 90' model ford axles. Whats the deal here?

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what are the actuall neccesties to the lift, (im not gonna go hardcore offroadin' but i want it to be a decent drive) Ive already looked into the hydralic assist. looks like ill probly spend the money on that.

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Also im not real knowledgable about the SYE crap. Is it absolutly necessary and what type of kit would i need.

I appreciate all yalls help and will probably have more questions in the future.

Until then Yall take it Sleazy :evil:
 

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The 80 and later fords are 36.5" center to center on the spring pads. If you run a tire larger than 38" or so it will rub the springs when turing. GM's and 78-79 fords are 32.5" center to center which is much nicer. Also the 90's ford 60's use ball joints instead of king pins which are weaker. I'd go for a 78-79 ford or any year gm.

You will need brackets for sfa conversion, crossover steering parts including pitman arm, draglink and ends, and axle end steering arm. You will need brake lines and leaf springs with bushings. Also need u-bolts and figure out how to make your driveshaft work. For the rear thats up to how you want to do it, shackle flip, leaves, etc.

SYE is nice but if your just going to drive on the street all day it's not really needed, but neither is a dana 60.
 

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willyswanter said:
The 80 and later fords are 36.5" center to center on the spring pads. If you run a tire larger than 38" or so it will rub the springs when turing. GM's and 78-79 fords are 32.5" center to center which is much nicer. Also the 90's ford 60's use ball joints instead of king pins which are weaker. I'd go for a 78-79 ford or any year gm.

You will need brackets for sfa conversion, crossover steering parts including pitman arm, draglink and ends, and axle end steering arm. You will need brake lines and leaf springs with bushings. Also need u-bolts and figure out how to make your driveshaft work. For the rear thats up to how you want to do it, shackle flip, leaves, etc.

SYE is nice but if your just going to drive on the street all day it's not really needed, but neither is a dana 60.

Thanks man
I just went over the lay out with my pops and he actually seemed excited about it. He even talked about painting the whole damn truck burnt orange
Dont even ask me why :think:

whats the best bet for buying springs, i want to start the truck out on some 36x14.5 or something around a narrow 38.

give me your best idea for the layout of my future suspension. Shackles and all

Thanxs again
 

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Well do you plan on buying the oru kit or making your own brackets?

I'd go with a 4" spring. That will give you around 7" of lift and thats plenty for 36's, I run 42's with that combo.
 

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willyswanter said:
Well do you plan on buying the oru kit or making your own brackets?

I'd go with a 4" spring. That will give you around 7" of lift and thats plenty for 36's, I run 42's with that combo.
yes but he has a truck not some moonbuggy on roids. :D
 
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