2 inch lift

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2 inch lift

Postby militarynut » Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:29 pm

I'd like to put a 2 inch lift on my 82 diesel. I know in the back, new leafs and shackles will give me what I want but I have no idea how to lift the front without tightening up the torsion bars. HELP!!!!!!!!!!



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Re: 2 inch lift

Postby oldestisuzuist » Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:18 pm

One full turn equals about 1/4" lift.
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Re: 2 inch lift

Postby JoeIsuzu » Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:39 pm

oldestisuzuist wrote:One full turn equals about 1/4" lift.

So, can he get 2" lift in front just by cranking the torsion bars up?

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Re: 2 inch lift

Postby OzLuvTrucker » Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:02 am

For maximin lift flip your upper ball joints, remove downward travel limiting bumpstops, reindex your torsion bars and crank them up, do a diff drop to lessen cv angles.
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Re: 2 inch lift

Postby hunter3661 » Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:12 pm

If youre only going 2 inches why not just do a body lift instead of suspension? I just put a 2" body on mine and the radiator still lined up pretty well but I had to trim out around the shifter a little bit but still easier than a suspension lift.
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Re: 2 inch lift

Postby luvcamas » Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:54 pm

I just check with a company in Portland Oregon ( BENZ CO.)that re arches the rear leaf springs. They charge 65.00 per leaf spring. They told me 2" is no problem. But they said I may have some issue with the shackles :? Does anyone have a alternative to this , I just don't see another way of lifting the rear due to the axle is on top of the leaf springs. I have a parts truck , a 2wd , that someone lifted. They welded a box metal to the frame where the front and rear leaf spring mounts are. Pretty sano job, but I can't bring myself to do that on my 4x4 turbo/d truck. I want to keep it all stock or at least be able to put it back to stock if I do change it up .
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Re: 2 inch lift

Postby hjalbert » Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:46 am

I guess I should have posted this topic in this forum. Here is a link. To lift two inches in the back all you need is shackles that are four inches longer. Here is the link. viewtopic.php?f=19&t=19231
As far as the front, what ozluvtrucker said works. You can start by just tightening your torsionbar bolts and seeing where that gets you. In addition to flipping the ball joints you can make, or possibly purchase ball joint spacers that further correct the angle. The ball joint mods do not give you any lift, they just correct the A-arm angle. The more you lift the front by torsion bars, the more your tires will angle in at the top, which is negative camber. A little negative can be a good thing, depending. In these trucks, since handling cornering isn't really their strong suit any way, I would rather have 0 camber to extend tire life.
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Re: 2 inch lift

Postby JoeIsuzu » Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:07 am

hjalbert wrote:I guess I should have posted this topic in this forum.

Got it.

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Re: 2 inch lift

Postby hjalbert » Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:14 pm

Thanks Jack!
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Re: 2 inch lift

Postby getsomesy » Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:01 pm

militarynut wrote:I'd like to put a 2 inch lift on my 82 diesel.

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Pretty sure it is "Mongo" that is now in my ownership, Tom. I bought it from a guy in anahiem who said he got it from his friend, who got it from his own dad. Is that the case?
Funny to see it pop up. It's good that I know it's name now, and it would be great to know more of the trucks history if you wouldn't mind tell By me about it. By the way, you forgot a big knife under the seat, and a 1/2" breaker bar in the engine compartment haha!
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