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 Post subject: Test Lifting 0-2-4 inch with pics
PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 1:33 am 
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I took a bunch of photos of my 89 on the driveway at
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2" lift and
4" lift.

Simply put them up on jack stands for the photos. Nothing done to the suspension.

Zero Lift -
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2" Lift -
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4" Lift -
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 Post subject: Re: Test Lifting 0-2-4 inch with pics
PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 1:45 am 
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So you going with 4" or > ?
Love the paintjob! :cheers:

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 Post subject: Re: Test Lifting 0-2-4 inch with pics
PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 5:11 am 
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snapple wrote:
So you going with 4" or > ?
Love the paintjob! :cheers:


Thanks! I'm pretty sure I'll do an Overland 4" lift.
I don't want to switch brakes and all that. And I
want to keep the U joints something like happy.

I see you've done an Overland 4". Happy with yours?
Any suprizes?

Got lots of penetrating oil and breaker bars.
No impact wrenches. For some odd reason, seems
really hard to find an 18mm wrench. I've got 17s and
19s overflowing my tool boxes. I may have to break down
and buy an expensive single wrench.

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 Post subject: Re: Test Lifting 0-2-4 inch with pics
PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2010 3:27 pm 
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Not sure if you seen my lift thread? But I just reread it,and it will answer most of your questions.
viewtopic.php?f=12&t=2611

Funny thing is I also had to hunt down a 18mm, also without air tools! ](*,)
I actually am considering a major parts swap of lift,torsion bars,etc. over to the'95.
Not sure how your '89 shorty install would be different from my '94? Do you have steel leafs already? Out of curiousity, what part of the world are you at? Don't forget the pics! :D
Good Luck with the lift! :cheers:

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Fiamma awning

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 Post subject: Re: Test Lifting 0-2-4 inch with pics
PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2010 11:59 pm 
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snapple wrote:
Not sure if you seen my lift thread? But I just reread it,and it will answer most of your questions.
viewtopic.php?f=12&t=2611


Thanks mucho! I'll go devour the details out of that thread right now.

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Funny thing is I also had to hunt down a 18mm, also without air tools! ](*,)
I actually am considering a major parts swap of lift,torsion bars,etc. over to the'95.
Not sure how your '89 shorty install would be different from my '94? Do you have steel leafs already? Out of curiousity, what part of the world are you at? Don't forget the pics! :D
Good Luck with the lift! :cheers:


How was it using breaker bars and ratchets and what not
instead of an air impact tool?


My 89 has the single rubber coated cardboard tongue depressor springs in the rear
so that will bump up the cost of the lift by 5 bills or so. No torsion bars,
RWD only.

I'm in that place where it gets DOWN to about 100 degrees F around 2am
during the summer.

But hey! It's a dry kind of heat!

Lumpy - Phoenix Arizona USA


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 Post subject: Re: Test Lifting 0-2-4 inch with pics
PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2010 1:45 pm 
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Lumpy wrote:
How was it using breaker bars and ratchets and what not
instead of an air impact tool?


My 89 has the single rubber coated cardboard tongue depressor springs in the rear
so that will bump up the cost of the lift by 5 bills or so. No torsion bars,
RWD only.

I'm in that place where it gets DOWN to about 100 degrees F around 2am
during the summer.

But hey! It's a dry kind of heat!

Lumpy - Phoenix Arizona USA


Well it didn't help that I picked the hottest day of the year to start with. Like you mentioned,lots of penetrating oil & good 'ol fashion grit! Plus I live in the rustbelt!

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 Post subject: Re: Test Lifting 0-2-4 inch with pics
PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2010 3:51 am 
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Lumpy wrote:
Lumpy

You were on Leave it to Beaver?
No, I was on on CHiPs. That Beaver Lumpy
was Frank Bank.
http://www.LumpyMusic.com


You were on CHiPs??


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 Post subject: Re: Test Lifting 0-2-4 inch with pics
PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 8:00 pm 
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rlsllc wrote:

You were on CHiPs??


I was on a LOT of things. Front and back of the camera..:-)


Here's another test lift -
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 Post subject: Re: Test Lifting 0-2-4 inch with pics
PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 11:00 pm 
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Dan sold Overlandvans,so let us know how the purchase is going and with who is the new owner.

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 Post subject: Re: Test Lifting 0-2-4 inch with pics
PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 10:24 pm 
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1Gary wrote:
Dan sold Overlandvans,so let us know how the purchase is going and with who is the new owner.


Really sold, not just the extended "for sale"? I don't see any note on the website, got a link to any news?

EDIT: Nevermind, just saw the thread in the general forum. That's what I get for reading bottom-up...

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 Post subject: Re: Test Lifting 0-2-4 inch with pics
PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 2:23 am 
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rlsllc wrote:
Lumpy wrote:
Lumpy

You were on Leave it to Beaver?
No, I was on on CHiPs. That Beaver Lumpy
was Frank Bank.
http://www.LumpyMusic.com


You were on CHiPs??



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