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Old October 12th, 2008, 01:06 PM   #1
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I was thinking of putting a 3 inch body lift on my 86 k20. I already have the lift blocks and bolts off of another truck. Is there anything I should know before I do this? Will I have to extend anything? What should I put between the bed and the frame?

I was also thinking about keeping the 35's on it until I can buy bigger tires, would this be unsafe since it would be taller?
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42 views and no one knows. Im sure theres a lot of you who know how to do this
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Old October 13th, 2008, 11:49 AM   #3
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I would NEVER do anymore than 1" on a body lift. There is going to be a lot of flex on those mounts.

You will have to move your radiator fan shroud, move the radiator down (or move the engine up). Extend the breathers for axles, transfercase, and trans. Probably need to play with the hard brake lines coming off the master cylinder.
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ive never done a body lift on a k20, but most older trucks are really straightforward and easy. Most the time the fan shroud will need to be modified. Shifter linkage might need adjusted or lengthened, and E-brake cable will get stretched. Hockey pucks work good for spacers on the bed, just drill a hole in the centers, stack 3 high for 3".
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You should take those lift blocks and bolts and place them in a box on the shelf until you can pawn them off on someone else. Body lifts = never a good idea


Trim you fenders to run bigger tires and be far better in the long run
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