RE: [EBML2] lift dilemma

From: Dusenberry, Quinn <>
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2002 08:32:47 -0800

Not to knock Chuck's spring rockers, but if you want to free the springs up
a bit and not gain the lift of the rockers, you could put the Orbit-Eyes in
the springs instead of the rubber bushings.

One of the Bronco guys just did this, but the name escapes me right now. He
ordered some Alcan springs which accommodated the Orbit-Eyes but I don't
know if you could install them in the springs you already have.

-----Original Message-----
From: William Sharp []
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2002 7:50 AM
Subject: [EBML2] lift dilemma

I am seeking the advice of the list concerning lift height on my 70 EB. I
was planning on going with 3 1/2" 11-pac B.C. rear leafs, and the B.C. 3
1/2" front coils, with a 3" body lift. I always felt that you were better
off gaining lift via a body lift over suspension, in order to keep the
center of gravity down? I like the B.C. 'Spring Rockers' that Chuck sells,
however, these will add another 2" to the rear, so I would have 5 1/2" lift
in the rear, and would have to go with 5 1/2" coils in front. I also have a

twin stick Dana 20 (which I haven't installed yet). My question is, how
much body lift do I need to make room for the twin stick t-case shifter?
Secondly, with 35's and a 5 1/2" sus lift & say a 1" or 2" body lift (for
the twin stick), would this combo be too high for trail usage - meaning
higher center of gravity = easier roll over? A lot of folks I have talked
to on the list argue that the 3 1/2" sus is the way to go, along with a 2"
or 3" body lift. Any input is appreciated!

W. Sharp
Wilmette, IL
70 & 71 EB's

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