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1" body lift

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by radar, Dec 10, 2001.

  1. radar

    radar Registered Member

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    1\" body lift

    If i get a 1" body lift for my 86 k5 which has a 700R4 trans. What would if have to extend would this be hard to do.
     
  2. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    Re: 1\" body lift

    i'm thinking of a 1" body lift too so now there's 2 of that want to know.

    people that get good mileage aren't having any fun!
    scott,
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    Re: 1\" body lift

    probably nothing, maybe the steering shaft.
     
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    Re: 1\" body lift

    You dont really have to extend anything. 2 things to do before you lift though....disconnect the transmission shifting linkage and the steering shaft. When you finish installing the lift, the trany linkage will attach further down, but thats no biggie with a 1" lift...with a larger body lift, you'd prolly need some some of extension for the linkage.

    hope it helps,

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  5. californiak5

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    Re: 1

    Yep, just what <font color=blue>jekbrown</font color=blue> said. You might have to extend the fill spout for the gas tank (I don't remember for sure) and lower the fan shroud 1" or trim up the bottom of it a little to keep the fan from hitting. Just be carefull when lifting the body not to stretch anything to far. Lift a little, check alot. Lift a little, check alot. Keep going like that and you will be ok. Oh yea, do one side at a time not front to back. And while you are there you might as well change the body mounts if they are a little old or rottin.

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    Re: 1\" body lift

    All you have to do is adjust the Tranny linkage, and cut off the bottom of the fan shroud, which are both very easy to do.
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    Re: 1\" body lift

    As Boss said, only thing that will need adjusting is the tranny linkage. That is real easy. And you will have to trim the fan shroud. When you lift the body, just lift it enough to get the pucks under it. Don't overlift it. I would recommend changing the body mounts while you're in there. They're cheap and easy while you are adding a body lift.

    A friend and I did mine a month or so ago. Shouldn't take you too long. Only reason it took us a bit is because we broke a cage loose on one of the bolts and had to drill a hole in the floorboard to get to it.

    Do NOT use air tools to remove the bolts as you may spin a bolt or break a caged nut loose. That is what makes things interesting.

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  8. Highlander

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    Re: 1\" body lift

    When I did mine some months back, I had to adjust the tranny linkage, get a longer filler hose for the gas tank Also had to get new tank straps, With my 83 I had to drop the tank. All of my bolts came out just fine that does mot inclued the back four witch I had to cut out. Other than that it went somewhat easy

    Have fun Eric

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  9. PAVEVENT SUCKS

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    Re: 1\" body lift

    just installed a 3in on my 80.had to adjust fan shroud and extend shifter linkage -whole job took 4 hours
     

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