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1st Gen Lift Measurement?

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Triaged, Aug 9, 2001.

  1. Triaged

    Triaged 1/2 ton status

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    I was looking through the group pics from Hollister and realized that my truck looked the lowest of all the 1st gen’s (except for Steve Chin’s) even with 36” tires.
    <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/scripts/editPhotos.fcgi?action=showMyPhoto&amp;albumID=18605888&amp;photoID=18664388&amp;security=GdCpjzeyPC>1st Gen Hollister Pic</a>
    I thought I would start a post like the ’73- guys did on lift height. I think I have a 4” lift. I have 4 leaves in the front and 5 leaves + overload in the rear with 4” blocks.

    These are some of the measurements I took (all measurements I took are from bottom of the flat part on the bump stop bracket to the axle tube):
    Front passenger side......12 1/4”
    Front driver side.............12 3/8”
    Rear passenger side.......11 1/2”
    Rear driver side..............11 5/8”

    So come on. Go out and measure your trucks, post your measurements, and what lift you think you have. It would be great to have a few stockers post so we have something to base on.


    '71 Blazer CST w/ a 400sbc, 4" lift, 36" Supper Swampers, and alot of rust
     
  2. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    Cool! I will get the measurments tonight!
    I have 4" Rancho front springs w/4leafs, rear is 5 1/2" Superlift spings w/7leafs. Oh and the front has ORD's front shakels.

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  3. Blazer1970

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    Mine is stock, I will try to remember to measure it for comparison. You should also note whether you have the hard top on or not.

    Tim

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  4. Steve_Chin

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    Mine's stock wit hteh HD front springs and sagged-out rear springs (and 2" blocks to make up for that). I will endeavor to get the measurements tonight.

    I checked and the front is 8.4375" from the bottom of the bump stop mount to the top of the front axle on both sides. The rear is 9.5" from the bottom of the frame rail to the top of the rear axle on both sides. This is with the top on and the truck in the condition as described above.<P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by Steve_Chin on 08/12/01 05:03 PM.</FONT></P>
     
  5. EricM

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    I have 4" skyjacker spring in front and 6" skyjackers in the rear. These are on a 14 bolt and Dana 60 not sure if that matters. With a softtop.
    Front 13.25"
    Rear 12"

    Eric M.
     
  6. Triaged

    Triaged 1/2 ton status

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    I forgot to mention that. The hard top is off. The back seat was also out with my 35" spare sitting between the wheel wells.

    '71 Blazer CST w/ a 400sbc, 4" lift, 36" Supper Swampers, and alot of rust
     
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    15 1/2" up front (D60), 13 1/4" in the rear (14FF). stripped to the bone (only frame and body).

    harry
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    On my 72 front is 20 1/2 rear is 21 with the top off. with 44 super swampers. 15 inch lift with 3 inch body 18 inches of total lift.
    1 FN HI K5
     
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    Looks like about 6" to the concrete in the rear and 8" to the concrete in the front. Springs, axles, wheels and tires should improve these measurements considerably! Keep those numbers coming!!!
     
  10. Triaged

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    LOL!
    What lift are you planning on if any?

    '71 Blazer CST w/ a 400sbc, 4" lift, 36" Supper Swampers, and alot of rust
     
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    My 1972 Stats:

    Front - 12.25"
    Rear - 11.50"

    Caveats: Measurement in the front is from the axle tube itself to the metal bracket that holds the bump stop... not from the flat mounting plate that the front leaves rest on. Also in the rear, the bumpstop is a funny (non-flat) shape, so I tried to measure as close to where the rubber and plate actually meet.

    Top is removed
    No Rear Seat
    "Greg72" Custom Subwoofer enclosures (probably 20 lbs ea)
    1/2 Tank of Fuel
    No Bumpers
    35" Tires....(which measure about 33")
    4" Rough Country Lift (Springs front, Blocks rear)


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    Triaged,

    Originally, I thought I wanted a tame 2" front and 4" rear lift to keep a relatively low CG. I'm aiming for a comfortable street and somewhat capable off-road compromise. I drive on mostly crooked roads that are often icy. Lets just say that if I take it to Moab it will only be to tow the (non-existent) rock crawler...but after seeing the Hollister pics, I'm all confused!
     
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    Triaged 1/2 ton status

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    I like the idea of a low CG. My truck had the 4" lift on it when I bought it. I really like the short lift with big tires look (am almost thinking about 2" lift w/ 38's).

    '71 Blazer CST w/ a 400sbc, 4" lift, 36" Supper Swampers, and alot of rust
     
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    <font color=blue>I</font color=blue> think you should go with an 8 inch lift and 44's. Forget the low CG. You don't even wheel the dang thing. It sits all pretty in the driveway. And by the way do you know Chata?[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    You knew I was gonna give you a hard time about this didn't ya?

    <font color=blue>Esteban</font color=blue>

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    So Dan, what lift do you have? Did any of these guys measurements help you figure it out?

    <font color=blue>Esteban</font color=blue>

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    Triaged 1/2 ton status

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    Nobody with a stock Blazer has posted yet (come on guys post away) so I have nothing to compair to. It does look like mine is shorter than some of the others w/ 4" lift. Maby it has sagged an inch?

    '71 Blazer CST w/ a 400sbc, 4" lift, 36" Supper Swampers, and alot of rust
     
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    Just bringing this back to the top.

    Come on some of you stock guys have to have a tape measure :o)

    '71 Blazer CST w/ a 400sbc, 4" lift, 36" Supper Swampers, and alot of rust
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    My stock lift 69 has 2 leaves up front and 5 in the back. I wouldn't go by the measurements though b/c I am sure they have settled in the 33 years it has been around.

    Chris =)

    I think the exhaust fumes have finally gotten to me!!
     
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    To the top for all the new people.

    '71 Blazer CST w/ a 400sbc, 4" lift, 36" Supper Swampers, and alot of rust
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    I'm showing 14.0 in front and 11.75 inches in the rear.
    4 inch tuff country springs , ORD shackle flip in rear, 14FF, plus 2 inch body lift. JT
     

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