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11/29/23 02:24 PM
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Guys this is a 79 w150 Power wagon, 318 automatic seems pretty much stock but there are no signs of suspension mods BUT is it lifted or stock and tires make it deceiving?

Does it have a suspension lift or stock?
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Re: lifted or stock POLL [Re: modelmakerinc] #3194195
11/29/23 03:02 PM
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I think it's stock height looking at the driver's side pic. The pic of the passenger side gives the appearance of a 2-3 inch lift, but I'm guessing my eyes are deceiving me. shruggy


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Re: lifted or stock POLL [Re: Fat_Mike] #3194245
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My 79 looks about the same, and is all stock. What size tires and rims?

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Re: lifted or stock POLL [Re: 67vertman] #3194272
11/29/23 07:39 PM
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I tend to agree, they are 15x10 31.5 IIRC


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Re: lifted or stock POLL [Re: modelmakerinc] #3194308
11/29/23 08:58 PM
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The 4x4 Dodge trucks I had during that era didn't seem that high to me, so the big tires might be throwing it off.

One look at the front leaf springs where they bolt to the axle will tell you if the springs are stock, Dodge used a 3 leaf spring pack with the springs bolted directly to the front axle. more leafs, real thick leafs, or any spacer means a chassis lift kit.

One look at the front cab mounts will tell the story about a body lift. One 2" high rubber bushing between the frame and the body is standard. Body lift kits usually had 2 rubber bushings stacked, or an added spacer above the bushing. If the cab was lifted, its likely the bed was also lifted the same amount. Dodge either built the truck with the bed on a 3/8" rubber, or the bed was bolted directly to the frame (depending on the year). .

Re: lifted or stock POLL [Re: modelmakerinc] #3194455
11/30/23 11:25 AM
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It is definitely lifted. The stock front springs are flat, not arched. The stock size tire is 31.5" diameter so those tires are just wider.


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Re: lifted or stock POLL [Re: Guitar Jones] #3194738
12/01/23 05:45 PM
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Both trucks pictured look lifted to me, but I'm not an expert on the W trucks.
I had a '79 Chevy K10, and at stock height, old springs, and 10.50x31s it was fairly high.
I'm 6' tall and I had to basically jump up into the cab.

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Re: lifted or stock POLL [Re: Guitar Jones] #3195039
12/03/23 05:12 AM
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Someone put a body lift on it a long time ago. twocents

Re: lifted or stock POLL [Re: redraptor] #3195076
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You can tell right away the front springs are positive arch causing the lift. Stock are flat and negative arch.







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