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2" lift installation

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by blackwidowk5, Jun 16, 2001.

  1. blackwidowk5

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    2\" lift installation

    I'm finally getting ready to install a 2" skyjacker lift on my '79 blazer. I haven't done a lift before and had a couple of quick questions. First will i need any thing new, like a pitman arm. ALso do i have to worry about the driveshaft angles, i know it's a small lift but i want to double check everything. Also are there any tricks to lowering the axles? any problems i might run into? I would appreciate any help. (I did try looking through old post, but that was taking forever and i wasn't getting the answers i was looking for)
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  2. SlyDog

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    Re: 2\" lift installation

    Yea your driveline angles will be fine.

    Paul a.k.a. Paulie a.k.a. Juan Valdez, take your pick !
     
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    Re: 2\" lift installation

    I just finished (10 min ago) putting a rough country 2.5" lift in my 89. I needed longer shocks. The ones that I had and the ones rough country shipper were to short, and limited articulation. Also longer brake lines. Mine reached, but just barely. Almost and just are not good enough for brakes! The axle breather tube needed to be extened also.

    Steering was OK. Have not had a chance to see what the impact will be on the drive lines.

    Kent

    1989 K5
     
  4. tori89k5

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    Re: 2\" lift installation

    Kent, you sure you only put on a 2" lift ? The conditions you describe fit 4" lift. Ive done a couple 2.5" lifts and never run into what you described ?

    New '90 K5 sitting in my driveway !!! YIPPPIEE !!
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    Re: 2\" lift installation

    Yep, 2.5 Rough Country. I checked all of the part # when I unpacked everything against RC's catalog. Everything was correct. The front shocks that they sent were for stock vehicles. I am going to have them send the 2.5 - 4 " shocks.

    I think the RC springs are quite a bit stiffer than some of the other brands, so it sits a little higher.

    1989 K5
     
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    Re: 2\" lift installation

    Wierd, just plain wierd. I did my 4" lift and was still able to use the original brake lines and diff. vent hose. They could stand being longer, to make sure i have all the droop i may need when off road, but they were fine around town for several weeks till i had time and the motivation to make them right

    New '90 K5 sitting in my driveway !!! YIPPPIEE !!
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    Re: 2\" lift installation

    Got some pictures of my 4"install on my web-page. For the rear brakelines there is a L-bracket that moves the hard lines couple of inches upp. You just have to bend them gently (they bend themselfs if you forget, dont worry[​IMG]) and new shocks are always a good idea, my old ones where beyond gone. My 17 month old son could compress them with ease.


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