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4" lift kit, square steel tube. Just need a little advice.


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#1 Phizinza

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Posted 09 June 2006 - 04:00 AM

I am thinking of making a 4" kit for someone who has contacted me. They want a 4" kit and they want it cheap. So I was thinking of using some 2x4" square steel tube. If I get the tube in 4mm to 6mm thick could I use the double bolt system? The one that you use 2 bolts in place of one long bolt? Or would you still need 1 long bolt with a reinforcing tube in the middle of the block?

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Posted 09 June 2006 - 08:02 AM

I am thinking of making a 4" kit for someone who has contacted me. They want a 4" kit and they want it cheap. So I was thinking of using some 2x4" square steel tube. If I get the tube in 4mm to 6mm thick could I use the double bolt system? The one that you use 2 bolts in place of one long bolt? Or would you still need 1 long bolt with a reinforcing tube in the middle of the block?


go with the double bolt, simpler to install, cheeper bolts, need no reinforcing tube

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Posted 09 June 2006 - 06:14 PM

go with the double bolt, simpler to install, cheeper bolts, need no reinforcing tube

Cheers mate, thanks for your advice!
Should I go for any thicker then 4mm?

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Posted 09 June 2006 - 06:47 PM

I'd suggest 6mm(about 1/4") thick tubing, it will be stronger.

#5 Phizinza

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Posted 09 June 2006 - 07:39 PM

Ok, 6mm or there abouts. Thanks.

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Posted 10 June 2006 - 04:17 AM

Are they going to be doing hardcore 4x4'ing? I bent my 4" blocks and have since gone back to 3" front, 2" rear. that fits 27" tyres fine. When I get bigger tyres I'll cut rather than lift.

I've noticed no real advantage in 4" as opposed to 3"/2"

#7 Phizinza

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Posted 10 June 2006 - 04:41 AM

They indicated that they just want it to look better and bigger. That's why they want 4", and not 2".

Personally I like the back jacked up, so I use 2" all over.

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Posted 10 June 2006 - 05:23 PM

My lift blocks are double bolted, but definatly go with 6mm and not 4, it will be worth it in the long run :)

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Posted 10 June 2006 - 08:15 PM

Alrighty, Thanks for your help. Time to go get prices...




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