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2" or 4" Lift

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by CrazyCooter, Mar 17, 2001.

  1. CrazyCooter

    CrazyCooter Registered Member

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    Hello all, I have a stock 1983 GMC Jimmy with 31's. I would like to step up to 33's, can anyone tell me if I would need to lengthen my drive shafts with a 4" lift. I had a 6" Superlift, and I had to lengthen them, but this is a different truck. Thanks for the input. Tom
     
  2. you shouldn't have to lengthen your driveshaft for a 4". if you just want to run 33s you could go with a 2 or 2.5" lift. it will ride better then a 4"-just my personal experience. a 4" will allow for more flex. depends on what you are after and what types of wheelin you do.

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  3. CrazyCooter

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    I won't be doing as much wheeling in Germany as I would in the states, and I still want to keep the driveability of my truck to handle these fun roads. I do get off road from time to time, but not enough to step up to a 4" or 6" lift and 35's. Thanks Tom
     
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    Re: 2\" or 4\" Lift

    Go with the 4 inch... here's the reason I say 4. When you ad a 4 inch lift.. easily you can easily fit 33's or 35's especially if you use 10 inch rims...
    If you go 2.5 and want to go w/ 35's eventually... Some trimming .. (i'm pretty sure) will be required to prevent rubbing.
    I was contimplating a 2.5 inch lift for the longest time.. but went w/ the Rough Country 4 inch Front/Rear springs and I'm so glad I went up 4 inches...


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    Re: 2\" or 4\" Lift

    I run a 4" Rough Country lift with the stock driveshafts and have no problem. The 4" works great with 33" tires, but fender trimming would still be necessary for 35" tires. Myself, I decided to do a major fender hack and run 36" Swampers.
     
  6. 90K5

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    Re: 2\" or 4\" Lift

    You will prebably have to lower your transfer case if you go with the 4", but I really like the way a 4" lift and 33s look, so thats what I'd do.

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