RUSTY'S 2" SPRING LIFT

In order to fit 33 tires, you need at least 3 of lift. The method I chose first to lift was a 1 body lift (and a 1 motor mount lift) and 2 Trail Master Lift. The Trail Master Lift consisted of 4 polyurethane pucks which fit between the springs and the top of the spring tower. They worked pretty good for a while (1 year) but the stock spring were not up the the additional weight or abuse I was putting them through. A friend (Thanks Jon!) upgraded to some massive lift and sold me his used Rusty's springs. I wouldn't need new shocks because the shocks that came with the Trail Master lift were already 2" longer than stock. The thing that surprised me the most was that even after I took out the pucks and put in the springs, I sat at almost 3 inches taller up front. I attribute this to the fact that Jon bought the heavy duty springs to support his winch. I have had them on for a bit now and I really notice the difference. The pucks were a cheap way to go, but you just can't beat the bigger better springs. Over all height changes are as follows (from the top of the bumpers):

Before

After

Diff

Front

25.75"

28.5"

2.75"

Rear

24.5"

25.25"

.75"

Driver side. No spring, bump stop or bump stop extension.

Passenger side. The Puck came off with a bit of lube and a pry bar/hammer combo.

Front - Rusty's vs. Stock.
Longer and thicker, just the way they like it.

No more puck. Ready for the install.

My bro Tom assisting the spring into place.
See, you don't need a spring compressor.

Re-installing the shock.
(Don't look at the beer)

Rear - Rusty's vs. Stock.
Longer and thicker, just the way they like it.

This side was a bit tough. The other side fell out. Puck still needs to be removed.

There, that's better, no more puck.

Rear reassembled.