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Thread: raising my little truck
dreambig17


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posted October 03, 2002 11:07 PM

raising my little truck

i want to raise my 74' pinto powered mazda repu for off road sand use. what is the safest way to do this?

         
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repuguru


Redlining
Posts: 319
posted October 04, 2002 05:52 AM

Do a body lift. You can get pucks to allow you to lift up to 3 inches. But,You also must comsider things like steering box location, location of the radiator and cooler.
There are many variables to do this.

       
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dreambig17


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posted October 05, 2002 08:38 PM

no, no, no...........i want to raise it not just do a body lift. do you think if i do a spring over leaf in the back, and taller springs in the front would lift it???

         
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Klaus43


Rotorhead
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posted October 09, 2002 10:45 AM

Easiest way to raise:

Why dont'cha just rip that cast-iron piston-pushing POS right on outta there and get yerself a REAL REPU motor? That oughta lighten it enough to raise the front by at least 1"!

       
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Draggin_2600i


Redlining
Posts: 235
posted October 09, 2002 10:51 AM

You might have to get taller shocks too to allow more travel. You will only be able to lift it a bit cause the stock suspension wasn't originally designed to be lifted. A body lift would be a good idea along with a mild suspension lift but things would probably have to be custom made.

       
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repuguru


Redlining
Posts: 319
posted October 09, 2002 07:57 PM

The axle over is fine to do the back but you'd just make your ride bad by adding taller springs to the A-arm front end.
A company called Downey Off Road in Califonia has had alot of expierience raising Toyota 2 wheel drive trucks for years, maybe they have some ideas for lifting two wheel drive trucks from the 70's.
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77' REPU plus a few spare parts
for it.
85' GSL-SE
83' GSL

       
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