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Old 05-07-2012, 06:31 PM   #1
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So what's involved with reducing extra lift?

I'm looking at few suburbans on CL that have been lifted, but I can't have a rig that's much more than 6'4'' total and still fit it in my garage (door is in an odd position).
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It's really impossible to give an accurate answer without knowing how it's lifted, how high it currently is and how you want it to end up.
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Fair enough. From the ads, I can only tell that one has been lifted 8" and one 12". I'm thinking of going back to stock or maybe 2".
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Why not just buy a stock rig? It'll probally save you money to boot.
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Depends on the type of lift. A shackle flip would require new stock brackets to undo.

Spring lift would just be swapping out too lower lift or stocker springs.

Body lift would be removing the lift pucks from under the body.
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Fair enough. From the ads, I can only tell that one has been lifted 8" and one 12". I'm thinking of going back to stock or maybe 2".
To go back to stock you'd be switching springs, shackles, shocks, driveshafts, plus the small stuff like U-bolts, brake lines, etc. That much lift, you would hope they'd have changed the steering, so to lower the truck you'd also have to swap draglink and/or undo whatever creative stuff was done to the truck.

If you want stock, get one stock. I'd be scared poopless of what was done to get a foot of lift ... you'd be fixing things into the next century

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I'd be scared poopless of what was done to get a foot of lift ... you'd be fixing things into the next century

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Yeah, I was wondering about that.

I'm looking for a 67-72 4x4 burb. There aren't many within driving distance, and most of those have been lifted.
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Yeah, I was wondering about that.

I'm looking for a 67-72 4x4 burb. There aren't many within driving distance, and most of those have been lifted.
Those are scarce, and yes, most have been modified.

However, as mentioned, you'll have TONS of headaches trying to go back to stock, even if a pure restoration isn't your goal. Those 1st gen 4WD's are almost built one at a time, they're hard enough to figure out parts for let alone one that's been messed with.

If your goal is a nice, stock early 4x4 Suburban I'd hold out and consider driving a bit if need be.
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A 2" lift and 33's may exceed 6'4" A lot depends on the angle of the driveway and garage entrance, but you may have to go stock height.
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Yes, I think a stock 72 K20 was at 74"?
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