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Lift without huge tires/skyjacker lift.

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:usa: Hey, anybody ever lift there X without putting huge tires under it. I am thinking of lifting mine but I can't afford tires/gears right now. I think it would be kinda cool, it would give it that LandRover/Safari look. Anybody have a photo? :exp: Also, there is a guy on EBay selling Skyjacker 2in lifts (coils and add-a-leafs) for $210. Is that a good deal and what else will I need (hardware, alignment)?
 



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You can buy it new from summit racing for less. You may/may not need camber bushings for the alignment.
 






you can get those parts from summit for under 200.. if not, go to suspensionconnection to buy the add-a-leafs seperately for cheaper
 












hey it would not look the bad at all, you may not even need to re-gear your x depending what gears you already have. i have done the f-150 coils seats and it doesn't really look that bad, i will be putting on the shackles within the next couple of weeks.
 






Here is a couple of pics of my truck lifted on 31's that I took today messing around froading near my house;) :cool: ......

froading004.jpg

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froading001.jpg

:exp:
 






hey goblin, when you get your new set of tires, i could use a couple of spares. wink! wink! your x is looking awesome, where did you take your pics at?
 






Go with shackels they make it ride smother then before you lifted it.
then do this for the front

http://www.therangerstation.com/tech_library/WasherCoilSpacers.htm

The shackels are $20 @ autozone and the washers are probabily less then 5$ for all of them

Are these the shackles you are talking about? They are listed at $15.99.
AutoZone Link

How hard is it to put in the washers as spacers? Do they need to be grade 8 or does that apply to bolts and nuts only?
 






those would be the shackles, i do not know if you would need to use grade 8 hardware for the spacer, but i would def. not use the home-depot special stuff. I would do like 5-8.
 






hey goblin, when you get your new set of tires, i could use a couple of spares. wink! wink! your x is looking awesome, where did you take your pics at?

No prob on the spares.... I think I am gonna get another set of 31's for my truck cause I don't want to buy the gears right now and I kinda like the way it looks like this hehe.:D

I took the pics down in Serento Valley under the I805 bridge right here in Mira Mesa. There is some kewl shiznit to drive on. I was looking at my truck thismorning and I found some algee hanging from my radius arm lol...:D

I am thinking of going out to Proctor valley sometime soon. I just want to find someone that is willing to go with me just incase something happens you know;) LOL. You never know when you might have an issue with getting stuck or tipping over on something. I know now that my truck can drive over some pretty big ruts now though. It was pretty fun driving through the creek. I found a couple of deep spots out there. We should meet up and get get our trucks dirty;) :cool:
 






fur sure, look through my thread tonight, i am going to do an update, i pretty much busted my knuckles open tonight trying to do stuff on my truck, .

p.s. you can have your thread back, sorry for stealing it.
 






Hey Goblin, is that only lifted by putting on the 31" tires? Cool lookin' truck :)
 






Hey Goblin, is that only lifted by putting on the 31" tires? Cool lookin' truck :)


No I have a 7 or so suspension lift in the front and I have a 4.5 lift in the rear.

I have pics of it with no lift and the 31's on it though.
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:D
 






BADAZZZ Look'n truck. How did you do the 7in lift? All suspension or does it also have a body lift. I don't really like the idea of a body lift but I don't think I can afford to go crazy with the suspension.
 






:usa: Hey, anybody ever lift there X without putting huge tires under it. I am thinking of lifting mine but I can't afford tires/gears right now. I think it would be kinda cool, it would give it that LandRover/Safari look. Anybody have a photo? :exp: Also, there is a guy on EBay selling Skyjacker 2in lifts (coils and add-a-leafs) for $210. Is that a good deal and what else will I need (hardware, alignment)?


Search f150 spacers, and shackels will get you 2" That is as high with stock tires before is starts looking ghey.
 






hey if i do a 2in. torsion twist then add coil spacers and shackles to a stock suspension how big of tires do you guys think i can fit under em?
 






hey if i do a 2in. torsion twist then add coil spacers and shackles to a stock suspension how big of tires do you guys think i can fit under em?

you either have coils OR torsion bars...91-94=coils...95-? have torsion bars....stock = 31x10.5x15 tires
 






wait wait wait.. coils are the springs right behind the tires right? i have a 98 mounty.
 






BADAZZZ Look'n truck. How did you do the 7in lift? All suspension or does it also have a body lift. I don't really like the idea of a body lift but I don't think I can afford to go crazy with the suspension.

It was all suspension. I don't think I would like a body lift. I would be afraid that the bolts would brake or something lol. I measured it tonight. I got 7.5" in front and 4.5" in back and I think after I get longer shocks for the rear and a longer brake line in the rear I will rais it another 2 inches. I want a little more hight in the front just for approach angle. I was lucky I got my suspension, wheels and tires, and brush guard for $350 off a :roll: truck :D Can't beat that. I only paid $200 for the suspension and it took me a total of 11 hours to put in the rear and front.

I jumped my truck tonight on a hill and it landed real smooth just like a dessert runner. The only thing is that the rear shocks werent long enough to let the rear drop all the way down and I blew out my rear shocks. :eek: So now I HAVE to buy some new ones. Probably next payday. I think I will bo with Bilstines because I like them and they have a good Rep. Now I just have to figure out how much travel I will need to make it so I have just a lil more than the rear will drop. Then I can get some new ones for the front too. Probably some longer ones or up front too. Well I gotta get to bed and Hope everyone had a GOOD FRIDAY.:D :cool:
 



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coils are wound rod wrapped into a coil...? if that makes sense...they go from the axle straight up...torsion bars go parallel with the frame straight back off the axle ...you have torsion bars.
 






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