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So I'm thinking about doing a custom 6" lift on my '02 SE CC. Me and another guy here at work both did some brainstorming under the truck today and came up with somewhat of a game plan. I'm thinking I could build some drop down brackets, make a one piece crossmember like a Rancho Chevy lift. Custom upper control arms or modify the spindles and custom skid plate. We've done some custom lifts here before and I have access to all the tools I need. What do you guys think? Have any of you even contemplated doing this? I've already done the TB Crank and 1" block in the rear. I want it higher without doing a bodylift.
 

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Subscribed to see what you some up with.

I believe spencer low racing did a drop bracket lift for 1st gens a while back.
 

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Aside from SLR, yuconfused's truck is the only one i've seen with a custom drop bracket. I believe his was a 12 inch and he had like 38s or something on it.

I encourage you to go for it. However it would be easier to just do a solid axle swap. Probably more expensive though.
 

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Probably more expensive though.
Man, I dont know, you would have to custom make EVERYTHING for the front end. How would you suspend it?Torsion bars? short coilovers? What about suspention and steering geometry?

Not trying to be a nay sayer, just alot of ????s
 

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^ that. Because an SAS would be easier and more functional.
 

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Yeah, I did some more thinking on the subject. I have come to the conclusion that doing a SAS would be the best way to go. I have some options on front axles here at the shop so thats not a problem. Once I really got into the engineering side of the steering system I knew it would be a pain and not worth the time to have this done and still have T-bars. So kill this thread, I'm going SAS :)
 

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Yeah, I did some more thinking on the subject. I have come to the conclusion that doing a SAS would be the best way to go. I have some options on front axles here at the shop so thats not a problem. Once I really got into the engineering side of the steering system I knew it would be a pain and not worth the time to have this done and still have T-bars. So kill this thread, I'm going SAS :)
really, if you want much lift, SAS is the way to go. Too much geometry gets out of whack with independent suspension when you lift or you end up with a front end that looks like a desert buggy.
 

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really, if you want much lift, SAS is the way to go. Too much geometry gets out of whack with independent suspension when you lift or you end up with a front end that looks like a desert buggy.
Yeah, I kinda knew what I was getting into, with as many lifts that we do on IFS so that helped me make my decision. We had an '04 chevy here getting a 4" Rancho and I spent a little time under it. I'll look out back to see what kind of axles we have. Do you guys recommend using Jeep Dana 30? 44's are hard to find and costly.
 

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don't go any less then a 44 unless it will never leave pavement.
 
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