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#1 fishdatty

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 10:37 PM

I have a good friend that wants me to build her a lifted purple jeep. So far I have the daisy duke jeep and big tires from a toyota hilux 4x4. But I am not sure of a simple way to lift the jeep up higher. Any help would be greatly welcomed!!!
Thanks so much ...F.D.

#2 SuperStockAndy

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 01:07 AM

You could try making higher arched springs.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 01:12 AM

Hello!
As in 1/1, you can take many ways to lift your jeep. The easy way to my opinion, you can do a spring over conversion by put the axles under the springs.
Other solution I take in a unfinished model I have is to build your own springs and mounting hardware, but it requires a lot of patient and time.
The other way is to buy a photo etched spring system, again you need to do a lot of work, but the finished product will be more accurate.
Any way you take, I think you need to do a lot of research in the 4X4 y off road magazines so you can take your own decision.
Enjoy your build.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 01:18 AM

4X4s are not my sphere of expertise, but I've seen a lot of guys around here put spacers between the frame and the body on 1:1s. I've never understood the reasoning, as it does nothing to increase the ground clearance at the frame, but it does get more of the lifted look, easily. Maybe that's why they do it.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 04:25 AM

I will go with a SOA, Spring Over Axle, the cheap, old and easy way...

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 04:30 AM

One of the easiest ways to lift a kit is to put spacers where the springs mount to the frame. If the axles are seperate from the springs you can also put spacers between the axle and spring but that is only correct for the rear. If you can post a pic of the kit suspension parts it would be easier to explain.

Edited by Fat Brian, 24 June 2012 - 04:30 AM.


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Posted 24 June 2012 - 05:23 AM

4X4s are not my sphere of expertise, but I've seen a lot of guys around here put spacers between the frame and the body on 1:1s. I've never understood the reasoning, as it does nothing to increase the ground clearance at the frame, but it does get more of the lifted look, easily. Maybe that's why they do it.


ya generally people put in body lifts to give the appearance of more lift but sometimes it is just to effectively clear larger tires that dont necessarily need a suspension lift, such as 31" or 33" tires. For the purposes of modelling try adding blocks between the springs and axles.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 05:42 AM

Here's a helpful link for scratching leaf springs from a great offroad builder. If you don't want the springs to move, just glue 'em:

http://public.fotki....eaf_suspension/

You can also visit our specific site below in my signature for these types of builds...mild to WILD!!!

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 09:03 AM

Hi there just adding my 2 cents here .So you can also make longer leaf spring shackles or add spacers to leaf spring mounts front and rear something else you should do is lengthen the drive shafts too.