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I got a 79 dodge stepside pickup 4wd, it came with 35 swampers on it. but i found out the axles are dana 70 so they have been changed. it rides like a tank and i want to put a lift on it to clear 38's with new springs to soften the ride but don't know what size lift is needed to do this. I was trying to find out if it has any lift now (except the 3" body likt) I also have a 83 dodge pickup and the front spring is straight (it's stock) the 79 front spring is also straight (no arch) could the truck clear 35's with only a 3" body lift and the axle change or does anybody think it has a supension lift? what can i check to find out how much lift is on it if any?
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yes it is possible for the truck to clear 35s on 3in lift, but they would rub like hell off road. if u plan on using the truck off road, go with at least 6-8 inches of lift total (so u could add a 5-6in lift to ur 3in body lift.)

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I have a 1 ton truck and i have 35's with a 2" body lift , but if you remove those non moving 1 ton springs you better go with a lift because they will rub when that axle actually starts moving around
 

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I have 36" tire on my 77 and all i have is the RCC 4inch hanger and shackle lift in the front and a add a leaf in the rear. i only rub on my steering arm.
 

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Evildriver-3 said:
I have a 1 ton truck and i have 35's with a 2" body lift , but if you remove those non moving 1 ton springs you better go with a lift because they will rub when that axle actually starts moving around
And I have told you your axles move a LOT more then you think they do! ;D
 
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