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Old 03-21-2006, 07:01 AM
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Okay, so here it is. A break down of what I used and some specs.

Springs:

Front-Hell Creek 4" lift 7 leaf front springs. Correct 7/8" ID rear and 9/16" ID front bushings (rubber). I gained 3 3/4" of lift from these springs, it would have been t full 4" or more if not for my winch/bumper.

Rear-Hell Creek 4" lift 5 leaf rear springs. Correct 9/16" ID rear and 1" ID front bushings (poly). I gained four full inches from these. They do not include an overload leaf like Hell Creeks 76+ J-Truck rear springs.

Shocks.
Front and rear.

Rusty’s Hydro shocks (thanks Spectre) PN RS000.

The stock shock measurements are

Rear
extended- 20 15/16"
compressed- 12 7/8"

Front
extended- 22 15/16"
compressed- 13"

The new shocks measure at
15 1/2" compressed
26 1/8" extended.

I had to remove the steel sleeves from the lower bushings of the front shocks in order to make them fit the lower front shock studs.

Brake hoses.
Front. I made drop brake line brackets and used stock replacement BrakeWare front brake hoses PN 88284. They measured in at 1/2" shorter then my factory hoses.

Rear. I used a stock replacement BrakeWare rear brake hose PN 70381. It measured in at 2" longer then stock.

DPA

Rough Country 4” DPA for 76+ CJ with power steering. PN 6606. Fits the sector shaft and tie rod end fine. Does cause a minor loss of turning radius. Nothing serious.

Steering stabilizer

NAPA (made by Monroe) brand HD stabilizer PN SC217. This was a direct replacement for my stock absorber. It’s also available with a mounting kit for a little more $$.

Misc.

I used the stick u-bolt plates and had new u-bolts made to stock specs (this was a stupid thing, as teh stock u-bolts are only 7/16" and 1/2"-crappy-).

I also used some new universal poly bumpstops to replace my beat stock front ones. I had to cut them down about 1/2". Other then that they fit good. Bought from Auto Zone. Sorry, no part number.

Overall I’m very pleased with this lift, it put the truck up to a nice height, and gave me plenty of room to fit larger tires. Mainly it replaced my completely shot stock springs. I expect the ride quality will be greatly enhanced. Hell Creek should have this lift available soon, and I suspect it will include braided stainless brake hoses. The only thing I plan on modifying is the rear spring packs. When I swap in the D60-3 rear I’m going to install a stock set of overloads to increase my maximum payload.

[ March 21, 2006, 01:02 PM: Message edited by: KaiserMan ]
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Old 03-21-2006, 07:07 AM
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pictures of completed project please.....
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Old 03-21-2006, 07:10 AM
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Random pics and more about the install here.

4" post mount lift *done with pics*
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Old 03-21-2006, 09:26 AM
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This is very, very helpful. Thank you.
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Old 03-21-2006, 01:34 PM
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Very nice Thomas, it will come in handy for a good many I am sure.

We dealt with the rear (aka crappy) 1/2" ubolts on Beloth's '73 D44 by using the spring plates from TT's and common 9/16" U-bolts from Dayton.
DAY 361 - 414...9/16 x 3 x 7-1/2...Round

Not sure what to tell you about the fronts, that post mount setup is odd.
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Old 03-27-2006, 12:53 PM
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Yeah, I'm going to have some 9/16" u bolts made up for the rear when I do the axle swap. I'll live with
the wierd front setup untill I get some time/ambition to make some new plates/dual shock mount and have some 9/16" u bolts made for it.

[ March 27, 2006, 08:52 PM: Message edited by: KaiserMan ]
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Old 03-29-2006, 07:36 AM
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What was the cost for the total lift???
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Old 03-29-2006, 11:33 AM
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Only about $275 including the shipping costs for four springs. Since I'm testing thier kit I got the springs and DPA for free. And Spectre gave me the shocks, so I didn't need to buy much.
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