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1986 body lift questions

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by kargan, May 4, 2003.

  1. kargan

    kargan Registered Member

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    Gentlemen,
    I'm considering purchasing a 1986 Blazer. Truck is in pretty good condition with a Rancho 4 inch
    suspension lift AND a three inch body lift. Both look like they were professionaly installed. How
    tough will it be to take out the three inch body lift? Truck is an automatic. Also, how do the '86s
    hold up compared to, say a '89 or '91? Any problems with the 208 transfer case or the 28 spline
    10 bolt axles? Also, any regrets regarding a non-fuel injected 5.7 engine? Keep in mind, my previous
    ride was an '86 fullsize Bronco till I cracked the frame... Thanks in advance.

    Carmine
     
  2. txbluethunder

    txbluethunder 1/2 ton status

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    body lift is easy to take out. the only thing you should have to change is the shifter linkage will need slack taken out. regrets? not having FI and thats about it.
     
  3. bajaviking

    bajaviking 1/2 ton status

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    I don't think there is much difference in strenght between a stock 86 and a 90 model Blazer. The major difference is the fuel injection which some people really like and others don't. I have an 86 and since I am totally clueless when it comes to computers and fuel injection I am am happy with my Q-jet which has never let me down.
     
  4. tecton

    tecton 1/2 ton status

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    PM me if u want to get rid of that body lift....
     
  5. BurbLover

    BurbLover 1/2 ton status

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    In addition to the shifter linkage, you may need to readjust the fan cowl attached to the radiator. I say this cause I had to put in a spacer when I put my body lift on. However, I could be wrong. Just ask my wife & she'll testify to that one /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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  6. txbluethunder

    txbluethunder 1/2 ton status

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    your right BurbLover...i run electrics so i skipped that step.
     
  7. BlaznRebel

    BlaznRebel 1/2 ton status

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    mine is an 86 and i have no regrets except well not having a blazer when i was alittle younger...
     

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