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Discussion in 'Lifted & Off-Road Systems' started by K30matt, Sep 13, 2018 at 10:43 PM.

  1. K30matt

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    Alr got a 86 M1008 and wanna install a 4” skyjacker lift. I see I need the pit arm and a sudgested stabilizer. Will I need longer brake lines? Haven’t got into it much, what type/brand would you suggest? Thank you
     
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    Well, 1st off, do you plan on wheelin' the truck? If flex is important then longer lines would be worth it.
     
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    And do you plan on taking off your front sway bar or run a disconnect? Because running a sway bar will limit axle articulation so much that stock brake lines might be ok... (if not off roading much)

    And will you keep using your stock front shock mounts or another option is use F*rd shock mounts to run longer shocks for more articulation. A stock mount is good for around a 9" shock. With custom shock mounts then you can run 12" easily.

    https://www.gmsquarebody.com/threads/long-travel-upgrade.5108/


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    Only light use on the trail I plan on using this truck to move logs and mud occasionally. So possible articulation. Also how do I tag people in a reply?
     
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    If you need a raised steering arm I have one new in box. I bought a lift kit that came with one and I didn't need it. PM if you want it.

    To tag people it should just be '@_username' where _ is a space. Enter a few characters of the name and it should pop up a list of all matches.
     
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    @EvilGenius thanks, and is there different Hights for steering arms or will any “lifted” arm work?
     
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    I've only ever seen the stock height and the 4+ inches of lift height steering arms. If you go to a distributors website that sells lift kits for these vehicles, they often say you want a lifted steering arm for lifts of greater than 3 inches. Many kits that are that tall come with them included. Typically you also want some sort of sway bar modifier as well (Many people on this site recommend Off Road Design's Sway bar quick disconnect kit).
     
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    Thank you @EvilGenius how much do you want for your arm?
     
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    You might want to make sure that the arm will work on the 1 ton components of your truck before you buy it from him.
     
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    That's a good point. I haven't heard that there are different ones for different GM front axles. I think the knuckle studs are the same on the top regardless. It is completely worth doing your own research first though. If you decide you actually want it send me a Private Message (PM) and we can work something out. Good luck with your truck!
     
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    Well, you're looking at the difference between a corporate 10 bolt, and a dana 60.
     
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    Yup @CSFJ is correct. The raised steering arm I have won't work for you if you have a Dana 60 front axle. It looks like you have to use some sort of block, as no one makes raised steering arms for Dana 60s. Check out Off Road Design's Website, they explain it all pretty well.
     

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