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Old 05-23-2014, 10:51 PM   #1
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So I have a 2wd King cab...I would much prefer it to be 4wd, but alas, it's not. SO, I still want to lift it. Because truck. My question is, I can use 3 inch drop blocks just do the opposite of lowering, right? Everything that I've read says I can, but with it being 2wd, will that affect anything? It shouldnt in my mind, but you guys are far more experienced with it than I am. Thanks!
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On a 2wd HB, the leaf springs are under the axle. Placing a block between the axle and leaf spring raises the axle closer to the frame, lowering the truck.
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Old 05-24-2014, 01:51 AM   #3
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So on a 4wd they're above the axle?
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You can pull the axle, cut off the mounts, and weld them onto the top side of the axle. That should get you close to 3 inches in the back
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Old 05-24-2014, 02:12 PM   #6
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Gotcha. Sorry, suspension is my weak point. I know next to nothing about steering/suspension and how it all works.
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Old 05-24-2014, 08:18 PM   #7
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I know this isn't what you want to hear but take it from me as I went down this route before with my 04 frontier. Lifting a 2wd is completely pointless, as it will never be a 4wd and the suspension requires much more modification to lift. If you want to have a truck that you can lift your best bet it to sell it and buy a 4x4.
If however you still wish to up the height a little bit I would tell you to do what's known here as a poor mans lift, buy an add-a-leaf for the rear so you can have stiffer leafs, better load capacity, and it should give you a small boost in height by bending the factory leafs up a little higher, and crank the front torsion bars slightly to give you some lift in the front (don't go overboard on that part or you will notice problems with ride quality and control)

I know when I started messing around with my 2wd I lifted it and put slightly larger tires on it and then I started having steering parts and torsion bars breaking on me. Eventually I came to my senses and bought a 4x4 to offroad with, in hindsight I should have lowered my 2wd.
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Old 05-25-2014, 03:42 PM   #8
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Well, looks like it's getting static dropped then. I love the truck too much to sell it, lol.
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If ur not planning on playing in a mud pit or climbing rocks,u could just crank the tbars a bit and put some 15x8 wheels with a bit larger tire on it. I had 15x8 with 255/60-15s on mine for a while but my truck has been up and down many times in it's 18 year life and looking back I wish I had just kept it stock. But to each his own lol u live and learn.
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