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12`` Lift Kit On A 85` Blazer

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by shaneopie, Jan 1, 2001.

  1. shaneopie

    shaneopie 1/2 ton status

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    I might have steering problems. I am about to put a 12`` lift kit on my 85` k-5 blazer. The lift will consist of 12`` springs in the front 8`` springs in the rear with a shackle flip in the rear and possible 1`` block to even up the blazer if needed. OK To my problem. I was wondering what all I could do to my steering to make my blazer steer half way decent? I am going to be running 14 bolt in the rear and a dana 44 in the front. With 36`` or 38`` super swamper boggers. I was wondering because I have a 85` blazer now with 6`` suspension lift and 3`` body lift and 35`` boggers and it does not steer worth a darn offroading. Thank you guys for all the help you could give me. Mudddogg is in the house.
     
  2. Chris Demartini

    Chris Demartini 1/2 ton status

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    <font color=blue>You should convert to crossover steering with that high of a lift. You need a 2WD box with the metric threads, a passenger side steering arm, a flat top knuckle (if your frontend is 77 or newer) and an FSJ dropped pitman arm. There is a post about this on the ORD board.</font color=blue>

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  3. BlazerGuy

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    Check these out:
    http://www.off-road.com/chevy/tech/d60crossover/

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  4. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    I hope you have plenty of money left over after buying the lift kit! [​IMG] In addition to the springs, you're going to need custom brake lines, custom drive shafts, crossover steering and probably a few things I can't think of right now. Putting a lift that tall on a rig as short as a K5 isn't as easy as just bolting on the springs. [​IMG]

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