Author Topic: Best riding 4"-6" lift for 1/2 ton SWB  (Read 1857 times)

Offline 84Silverado4x4

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Best riding 4"-6" lift for 1/2 ton SWB
« on: October 23, 2017, 10:25:30 PM »
Hello,  I have an 84 1/2 ton shortbox with a 6" spring lift that I believe to be rough country springs.  In short it rides like a tank but I feel most of the blame can be put on the rear springs.  It's funny because a loaded enclosed car trailer will barely squat the the truck but adding just a couple hundred pounds in the bed like a dirtbike or small four wheeler greatly improves the ride!  I'm tempted to change out the rear spring with something different but not sure what will give me a good ride and yet still be able to do a little towing here and there.  The other thing in my mind is doing just the rear at this point to maintain the lift but maybe achieve it with a spring/block combo two get me the 6" lift for now and give me an option of removing a block to go down to a 4 inch lift down the road when I decide 6" is a little much for me as the truck is my daily driver.  Anyone have any good ideas for me?  Yes I know I'm asking for cake and wanting to eat it too ::)
84 Silverado Reg Cab Shortbox 4x4
4" lift with 35's
5.3 vortec, 4l60e, np208, dana44, GM 12 bolt

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Re: Best riding 4"-6" lift for 1/2 ton SWB
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2017, 09:30:24 PM »
i covered some things HERE
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Re: Best riding 4"-6" lift for 1/2 ton SWB
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2017, 01:46:51 PM »
So what spring to get for best ride and still be able to use pulling a trailer here and there?  I'm thinking of going 4" spring and 2 inch block in the rear for now.  I will probably take out the block and keep it a 4" truck on 35's down the road.
84 Silverado Reg Cab Shortbox 4x4
4" lift with 35's
5.3 vortec, 4l60e, np208, dana44, GM 12 bolt

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Re: Best riding 4"-6" lift for 1/2 ton SWB
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2017, 10:22:55 PM »
Anyone ever heard of or tried Sulastic Shackles?
84 Silverado Reg Cab Shortbox 4x4
4" lift with 35's
5.3 vortec, 4l60e, np208, dana44, GM 12 bolt