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Hey everyone. I need some advice on a homemade lift I have been thinking about. I was thinking about taking some 3x3 square tubing or however wide the frame rails are and welding them onto the frame and then mounting the leafs off of the blocks. DO you think it would work? This way I could use stock leafs and still have 3" of lift. Would they be strond enough? Has anyone tried this before?
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First of all, good name. :thumb:

That might work, but unless you also use longer shackles you will only gain 1.5" with a 3" extension on the front. This will also throw your pinion angle off. You will also have to make sure that it's really strong. It will also cut down on the approach angle and put more side-side stress on the frame rails.

I also went the cheap route, but mine was a lot cheaper and easier. I took off the add-a-leafs that someone put on my front springs and added more leafs to my spring pack. I kept the two top springs and added about 4 or 5 leafs from the rear pack of a 3/4 ton truck to them.

I got close to 4in. of lift on my K10. I need to add another leaf or two though to make them stiffer (too soft for me) and to gain a little more lift.

It also works better with the 2 pack chevy springs rather than the 3 leaf. I had a 3 leaf pack on the pass. side and it didnt come up quite as much. I still need to swap it out.

You will need new/longer center pins and probably longer ubolts. To gain an inch you could also use a zero rate block.
 

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Welcome to the site. :thumb:

I have seen people do that for the lift but it does trash your pinion angle for the driveline. It also looks booty fab.

If your on the cheap, you could get some 3/4 or 1 ton front springs from the junk yard and throw those in. That would lift you up a few inches.



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I dont think it would give you that much lift, but my K30 did sit a little higher than the K10 at stock height.
 
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