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Offline philo_beddoe

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Would like to raise front end a little.
« on: May 07, 2019, 03:55:23 PM »
I don't know nuthin about lifting trucks, but i just want to bring the front end up a teensie bit to match the rear, nice and level. Why? It just looks better.  Its a factory 77 suspension right now.
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Re: Would like to raise front end a little.
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2019, 08:02:04 PM »
I don't know what type of rear suspension is on a 77, coil or spring, but,

Might be easier to lower the rear by removing some springs if you have them,  unless you haul stuff.

The ride is smoother too.

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Re: Would like to raise front end a little.
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2019, 03:11:43 PM »
i do believe most people remove a rear spring to achieve this "level" stance. you also could change the front springs to ones with a heavier rating.
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Re: Would like to raise front end a little.
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2019, 03:59:43 PM »
Replacement front coils for a teensy bit.  Ask for the same application but with a 454 equipped non AC is the next up.
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Re: Would like to raise front end a little.
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2019, 04:00:35 PM »
Adjustable rear shackles is the way to go.
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Re: Would like to raise front end a little.
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2019, 10:14:00 PM »
Everyone's mentioning doing something to the rear. I like the rear as it is. I like the idea of HD coil springs in the front though. Will that suffice?
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Re: Would like to raise front end a little.
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2019, 10:41:28 PM »
Everyone's mentioning doing something to the rear. I like the rear as it is. I like the idea of HD coil springs in the front though. Will that suffice?

That would be the route I would take.
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Re: Would like to raise front end a little.
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2019, 04:27:47 AM »
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Everyone's mentioning doing something to the rear
Because you are saying you want to level out the truck. Heavy duty springs will change the ride, you will need to realign the front end and may not like the way it rides while adjusting the rear height will give you the level you desire easily and inexpensively.
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Re: Would like to raise front end a little.
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2019, 05:21:33 PM »
But he likes her rear end the way it is... guy thing  8)

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Re: Would like to raise front end a little.
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2019, 10:06:44 PM »
But he likes her rear end the way it is... guy thing  8)
Amen!! Never did like the dually rear end either,,,,big hips! Lol
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Re: Would like to raise front end a little.
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2019, 01:13:50 PM »
Front spring spacers, but this likely will affect ride.  Plus it just may not be a good idea  in general?

Air shocks for the front.  Also may not be a good idea, because air  shocks are meant for the rear?

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Re: Would like to raise front end a little.
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2019, 01:16:07 PM »
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Front end slightly lower than rear, i think, tends to equal better mpg due to better aerodynamics. (i think?)


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Re: Would like to raise front end a little.
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2019, 09:49:06 PM »
Got great reviews, Question: does it install in the top of the spring or bottom? Didn't see it listed

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Re: Would like to raise front end a little.
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2019, 07:20:20 AM »
It says that it goes on the lower control arm.