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2.5" lift and steering?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sled_dog, Feb 1, 2004.

  1. sled_dog

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    2.5\" lift and steering?

    Those with 2.5" lift, how is the steering? What if any corrections did you make to it? I am thinking this is the size I will use on my 89 Burb when I start working on that in the coming months. I have a 1" body lift on the way and want to run some 33s without that completely stuffed look.
     
  2. Confedneck

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    Re: 2.5\" lift and steering?

    completely stuffed?
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    lol just love posting pictures of my truck, just call me nonsupersized86.. LOL...
    but in all seriousness, chevy4wd had 2.5", 33s and no steering correction, and he never had any problems..
     
  3. sled_dog

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    Re: 2.5\" lift and steering?

    see my K5 had 33s and looked just like that, but I want a little more space between the tires and body, just for looks really.
     
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    Re: 2.5\" lift and steering?

    chevy4wds truck looked sweet with the 2.5" and 33s i think, but he did rub more than i do, mainly because his springs never hit the bumpstops lol..
     
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    Re: 2.5\" lift and steering?

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    i like the "stuffed" look, when the wheel wells are filled out nicely

    (33's no lift)
     
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    Re: 2.5\" lift and steering?

    Since were all pic whores,This is my 76 with 2 suspension, 1" body and 33's on 15x10's. No steering problems. Did nothing to steering.
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    Re: 2.5\" lift and steering?

    i have a 2.5in lift and 38's and have no issues with steering. i don't have anything but the lift and extended brake lines installed /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: 2.5\" lift and steering?

    Get the drop pitman arm from Skyjacker. Even though they list it as 2" drop, its actually 1.5" and would be perfect for your 2" lift. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    Re: 2.5\" lift and steering?

    I was thinking about a pitman arm. We will see, 4" and 2" are about the same price everywhere.
     
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    Re: 2.5\" lift and steering?

    I've got 4" Skyjacker front and rears on my K30 and the 1.5" drop pitman arm, thats all. The drag link still angles a little bit and if I had to do it over, I would still employ the 2.5" steering block to level the draglink out perfectly. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    Re: 2.5\" lift and steering?

    here is mine:

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    I haven't had any problems with steering other than a little more bumpsteer than before I lifted it. All I did to it was adjust my draglink to keep my steering wheel straight. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Rick
     
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    Re: 2.5\" lift and steering?

    [ QUOTE ]
    I want a little more space between the tires and body, just for looks really.

    [/ QUOTE ] Nothing wrong with that! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
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    Re: 2.5\" lift and steering?

    Not as much as you, weirdo, ha.
     
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    Re: 2.5\" lift and steering?

    I did not change any steering components when I did my 2.5" Skyjacker. I have no problems with it.

    And since some of us seem to be pimpin' pics, here's my 87 with 2.5" and 33's. ( and yes I know its a poser shot ) /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif

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    John
     
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    Re: 2.5\" lift and steering?

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    Not as much as you, weirdo, ha.

    [/ QUOTE ] bahahahah /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif "weirdo" /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif It looks sweet! /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif Mine doesn't sit torn apart in my backyard 24/7. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
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    Re: 2.5\" lift and steering?

    neither does my burb /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
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    Re: 2.5\" lift and steering?

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    I want a little more space between the tires and body, just for looks really.

    [/ QUOTE ] Nothing wrong with that! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
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    I agree! I like the taller look like your blazer. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif Around here in my town, thats considered the norm since all everyone does is mud and hill climbs. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
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    I agree! I like the taller look like your blazer. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif Around here in my town, thats considered the norm since all everyone does is mud and hill climbs. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif

    [/ QUOTE ] It's exactly the same here, rocks are unheard of and it's mostly all mud or sand down south. I think it looks a little better with the tires not tucked hard. It is scary though around here, I get people all the time asking me why I don't have chrome shocks and when I'm going to swap out the low 6" kit for 10" springs. I get called king tuck some times by the guys running 31x14 BFG muds spread out on 14's with 10" + lift! /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif /forums/images/graemlins/shame.gif
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  19. 89BlazerK5

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    Re: 2.5\" lift and steering?

    i got 2.5" lift.... no steering correction..... the steering wheel is off center.... i need to adjust the draglink..... there is no possible way i can rub the 33's (w/ swaybar).... i really love the stance of 2.5" lift w/ 33's...... i'm going to 6" lift and 35's soon though. my 2.5" might be for sale....

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