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Re: good 2" rear leaf option #685794
01/14/06 12:10 AM
01/14/06 12:10 AM
4Crawler  Offline
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N. California. USA *****
Yep, either slap a few 2x4s in a square a bit larger than the base of the jack stands, gives mine 3" extra height.

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But the trick is you don't have to be able to lift the tires off the ground, take them off then lower the frame onto the stands. Gets rid of about a foot of height. As is, with the droop I get with the Alcan springs, my axle will touch the ground with the frame on my boosted jack stands. I use the 6-ton HF jack stands.

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Re: good 2" rear leaf option [Re: 4Crawler] #685795
01/14/06 03:12 AM
01/14/06 03:12 AM
Talon84X4  Offline
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CA
how tall are your's now? i got some from harbor freight on sale, 6 ton rating and not a bad price, got them when i did my suspension lift, they were much bigger but still needed a little more height for a 4" lift


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Re: good 2" rear leaf option [Re: 4Crawler] #685796
01/14/06 05:15 AM
01/14/06 05:15 AM
TexJeff87  Offline
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Dripping Springs, TX
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I usually just do 2 frame jack stands and then pull the tires and lower the axle down on a floor jack under the center of the axle. Loosen one side to allow some wiggle room, then go to the other side and swap out the springs, assemble loosely then finish the first side.


That works, too... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />


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Re: good 2" rear leaf option [Re: Talon84X4] #685797
01/15/06 07:18 PM
01/15/06 07:18 PM
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my stands are 21" and my frame is sitting 20.25" off the ground, so I think I will have enough room if I take the tires off and drop it down. Correct? Think I will make the blocks too so I have a lil more to play with.

JG

Re: good 2" rear leaf option #685798
01/15/06 07:54 PM
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4Crawler  Offline
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I use my jack base all the time, whether I need the added height or not. Makes the jack stands more stable (at least on my uneven asphalt driveway) and it lets me use less extension on the stand which is also more stable and probably safer.

Re: good 2" rear leaf option #685799
01/16/06 04:07 AM
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Talon84X4  Offline
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if your stands are 21" and the frame is 20.25", yes you could get your tires on and off, lifting it will be a different matter, i'd use blocks under the stands like 4crawler suggested, did when i lifted my truck as well


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Re: good 2" rear leaf option [Re: Talon84X4] #685800
01/20/06 11:28 PM
01/20/06 11:28 PM
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just found out bushings are backordered and coming over on boat..cant do this till mid Feb.!!! I could go with another spring but think I will wait.
was looking forward to this swap too.

Re: good 2" rear leaf option #685801
01/21/06 01:06 AM
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Greg_Canada  Offline
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Question for ya roger, is there any part on your truck that you HAVEN'T modifyed?
i appear to be 10 years behind you <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
I try to think of something to modify, and it's like the soutpark episode "the simpsons did it", except it's now "roger did it"...heh.... you've probably got the most resourseful yota' site on the net...


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Re: good 2" rear leaf option #685802
01/21/06 02:31 AM
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Man, I may have to make some of those jackstand booster blocks like someone (maybe you, roger?) did with 2x4s now that I think of it b/c I dont think they will reach the frame...or suck it up and buy some taller ones.
I have the 6-ton jackstands from Harbor Freight and they are not tall enough. I used to use pieces of 4 x 12 that I got out of a scrap pile at a job site, but the split. So I made mine out of sandwiched 2 x 4 and carriage bolts, they work great.

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