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Skyjacker 4-inch Full-Spring Suspension Install

Posted in How To on May 7, 2013 Comment (0)
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Photographers: Agustin Jimenez

Its not often we get to work on an old truck as clean as this one. This 1984 GMC has only seen a couple owners and has remained basically stock, save for a stereo upgrade and some newer tires. Its paint showed no signs of age and it looked truly garage-kept when we got our hands on it. This was not some beater truck that would make Do with some costcutter lift kit. We wanted the absolute best package we could get, without having to go completely custom. Since Skyjacker has a reputation for having great leaf springs and recently released its new M95 nitrogen-charged shocks, the call was made to West Monroe, Louisiana, to get a top-of-the-line suspension for a pristine truck.

And what other wheel could you put on a classic truck than the polished Mickey Thompson Classic III? We wrapped a set in some aggressive 35-inch Baja MTZ tires to give great traction wherever this classic is driven.

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Of course, few installation jobs ever go perfectly and we found a couple parts that needed replacing along the way, but the result was well worth the work, and this truck drove just as well as it did from the factory (if not better) when we were finished.

1 While you can get a number of different options when ordering a 4-inch Skyjacker lift kit for a solid-axle Chevrolet truck, the best performance will come from replacing all four leaf springs. As this truck was in excellent condition, we got the best suspension package we could for this truck, ordering both front and rear replacement leaf springs. On top of that, we opted for M95 nitrogen-charged shocks and a dual steering stabilizer kit to finish off the package and soak up increased force coming from the larger 35-inch tires that we’re adding with this 4-inch suspension.
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