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Author Topic: 2.5" lift  (Read 3690 times)

lonesouth

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2.5" lift
« on: February 11, 2013, 10:31:17 PM »
think I'm going to get a pair of the wildhorses blemish 2.5" coils for $40, and a set of 4* bushings for $55.  Shipping is going to be about $50 though  :o.  New shocks will run about $100, and I've got some blocks to use in the rear.  Poor mans lift.
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Re: 2.5" lift
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2013, 08:57:48 AM »
$50 shipping? That's crazy, I would shop around before I paid that much for shipping.
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lonesouth

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Re: 2.5" lift
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2013, 09:02:39 AM »
I thought so too, but then I priced basic 2.5" coils at other vendors, all of them were more just for the coils than the shipped cost from wildhorses.  Want to add anything to the order to save some of the shipping cost?
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Re: 2.5" lift
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2013, 09:08:00 AM »
Yeah, I guess $40 for the coils is a good price.

I don't think I need anything right now. You may want to call Geof because he is getting ready to order front end parts for his Bronco. I spoke with him yesterday about the parts he needs.
77 Bronco, 302, 4bbl, Hei, C4, PS, PB, BCB-A/C, 33" KM2s, D44/Lock-Right Chromo axles, 9"/Grizzly locker, 2.5" sl, 1" bl, Bilstein shocks, 1 ton steering, JB-fab twin stick, D20,

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lonesouth

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Re: 2.5" lift
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2013, 08:20:08 AM »
Parts have been ordered.  I also got some 4* c-bushings with the springs.  I was going to get the 14 piece bushing set, but that would have added $30 of shipping.  I'll get the remaining bushings locally if they look like they need replacement.  Should be here in about a week.

Gary, are you running any of the steering geometry fixes, drop pitman, trackbar drop bracket, etc.?
« Last Edit: February 13, 2013, 08:27:42 AM by lonesouth »
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Re: 2.5" lift
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2013, 08:58:23 AM »
$30 more for the rest of the bushings is a load of crap. Those bushing weigh less than a pound.

I have 7 degree bushings and 2.5" radius arm drop brackets. You shouldn't need the drop pitman/track bar with only 2.5" lift. I get a little bump steer but no more than it did when it was stock height.
77 Bronco, 302, 4bbl, Hei, C4, PS, PB, BCB-A/C, 33" KM2s, D44/Lock-Right Chromo axles, 9"/Grizzly locker, 2.5" sl, 1" bl, Bilstein shocks, 1 ton steering, JB-fab twin stick, D20,

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Re: 2.5" lift
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2013, 09:01:52 AM »
yea, Mark said it would require a second box because he couldn't fit all of the bushings into the same box as the coils.  As it is, he is unpacking the C-bushings and making them fit with the coils.
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Re: 2.5" lift
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2013, 10:02:13 AM »
I really have a hard time believing that. The other bushings are small, even if they wouldn't fit the second box would be tiny. I think the vendors make a good bit of profit from the shipping.

77 Bronco, 302, 4bbl, Hei, C4, PS, PB, BCB-A/C, 33" KM2s, D44/Lock-Right Chromo axles, 9"/Grizzly locker, 2.5" sl, 1" bl, Bilstein shocks, 1 ton steering, JB-fab twin stick, D20,

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Re: 2.5" lift
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2013, 11:51:44 PM »
Sounds good to me; I did the same thing but I went with the 3.5" coils. I have not got any shocks yet. And yes, paying for shipping allway sucks
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Re: 2.5" lift
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2013, 11:22:53 AM »
coils and c-bushings will be here tomorrow.  Bronco may be getting a raise soon...
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Re: 2.5" lift
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2013, 02:43:21 PM »
New frame, all new suspension. Almost ready to put body back  8)on. Wildhorses kit, 4.5" lift. Single shock set up, can be blown out to quads. 11 leaf springs in rear. Progressive springs in the front. Adjustable track bar, drop pitman. One and done!

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Re: 2.5" lift
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2013, 02:54:04 PM »
Lookin good. Do yourself a favor and don't put dual shocks on it. EBs are too light for dual shocks, it will just make it ride stiff. Even the wrong single shock can make it ride stiff.
77 Bronco, 302, 4bbl, Hei, C4, PS, PB, BCB-A/C, 33" KM2s, D44/Lock-Right Chromo axles, 9"/Grizzly locker, 2.5" sl, 1" bl, Bilstein shocks, 1 ton steering, JB-fab twin stick, D20,

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Re: 2.5" lift
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2013, 02:59:19 PM »
I plan to stick with singles. I should add that I had a bad frame. So, while replacing the frame, it was a good time to put the setup where I wanted it. I pulled a 5.5" blocked lift out and replaced with 4.5". Should ride decent on the street, yet get me to the big bucks when needed!

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Re: 2.5" lift
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2013, 03:08:03 PM »
The new frame looks good. Is it powder coated or painted?


Hey Parker, sorry about the highjack. ;)
77 Bronco, 302, 4bbl, Hei, C4, PS, PB, BCB-A/C, 33" KM2s, D44/Lock-Right Chromo axles, 9"/Grizzly locker, 2.5" sl, 1" bl, Bilstein shocks, 1 ton steering, JB-fab twin stick, D20,

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Re: 2.5" lift
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2013, 03:57:30 PM »
I'm sorry too. Just wanted to suggest that wild horses makes good stuff and can help pick the right stuff to get your rig where you want it. 

My lift rig was very home made, but well done. Yet in the end, I wound up pulling it all out and building "the right stuff". Wild horses has been awesome thru out the project. Well designed (although I will have a lot of suggestions for them to improve) and their technical support/advice has been excellent.

The frame was powder coated.

Didn't mean to take a detour. I plan to do a more modest lift on my other Bronco later. So, I'm very interested in Parker's project.

Hope I was a helpful.

 

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