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2 1/2" Suspension Lift

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by codeman, Jul 10, 2002.

  1. codeman

    codeman Registered Member

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    2 1/2\" Suspension Lift

    I am going to put a 2 1/2" suspension lift on my 1989 K5. I am also adding 33 X 12.5 BFG AT/KO's. For the most part this vehicle will be seeing the highway. The most offroading it will see will be during winter for hunting deer and coyotes. My question is what brand of suspension lift should I get. I don't want a lift that is extremely rough or extremely soft. I just want a good overall system that comes complete. My first choice is one from ProComp. Any suggestions?
     
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    Re: 2 1/2\" Suspension Lift

    i found the procomps to be rougher than i wanted.
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Re: 2 1/2\" Suspension Lift

    i have a ranch 2.5in lift and i am very happy with it /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    Re: 2 1/2\" Suspension Lift

    I have a 2.5" kit on the 87 K5 from <font color="red">Skyjacker </font color> . I went with front and rear springs. I like the way it rides.

    Also used their hydro shocks. I did not install the quad shock setup. But i do have the extra if i wanted/needed it.

    My .02, /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif
    John
     
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    Yea...stay away from Procomp. I can't wait till I get rid of my Procomp springs,and put on my BDS springs /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    Re: 2 1/2\" Suspension Lift

    Love my Superlift 2.5 lift, also installed a zero rate spring in the back. RIDE IS SUPREME. Found the best way to go is to replace all 4 springs.
     
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    Re: 2 1/2\" Suspension Lift

    im thinking i might start out with a 2.5 lift , and to stay away from drive shaft issues and other things of the sort.and then maybe like a 2" body lift..that would give me bout 4.5 inches.

    Bryan
     
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    Re: 2 1/2\" Suspension Lift

    I have a rancho 2.5 now and it's rough. Go with a superlift or tuff countries.
     
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    yea i havnt heard good things about rancho consering lifts...

    Bryan
     
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    Re: 2 1/2\" Suspension Lift

    If I go with a Tuff Country lift, should I get the 2" lift or 3" lift and will I need to extend my brake lines with the 3" lift?
     
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    Re: 2 1/2\" Suspension Lift

    i did...under full flex w/o the swaybar i was yanking on the brake cables.
     
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    Re: 2 1/2\" Suspension Lift

    i would just to be safe when i flexed with 2.5in lift and stock break lines i streached the front ones hard but then again i do get a lot of flex out of mine /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    Re: 2 1/2\" Suspension Lift

    Don't go Rancho it'll beat ya to death. Installed a Superlift Superride on my buddies Sub and he said it rode better than stock. I've also heard good things about the Skyjacker softride.

    Phil
     
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    Re: 2 1/2\" Suspension Lift

    Rancho = rough ride

    I've got their springs front and rear and do not really care for them.
     
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    whats up with that? i have a rancho in mine and it rides better then when it was stock /forums/images/icons/shocked.gif
     
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    I didn't think Rancho even made leaf springs. They are not on their website.
     
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    Re: 2 1/2\" Suspension Lift

    OK I have narrowed my selection to either Tuff Country springs or BDS springs. Please give me your opinions on both.
    Thanks a lot you have all been helpful.
     
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    If you want quality I have heard alot of good things about BDS. Be cool go with a 4"! /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    Re: 2 1/2\" Suspension Lift

    i've heard great things about both...for me its going to come down to which one give me the better price.
     
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    Re: 2 1/2\" Suspension Lift

    tuff choice...
     

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