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3' Body lift(How hard) Diesel

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dallassnowman, Feb 25, 2005.

  1. dallassnowman

    dallassnowman 1/2 ton status

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    Looking at doing a 3 inch body lift on my 82 6.2 diesel Blazer.
    1. Is it hard??
    2. Does it involve more because its a diesel??
    3. Can I do it in a weekend??
     
  2. jarheadk5

    jarheadk5 1/2 ton status

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    1. Depends on how rusted your bodymount bolts are.
    2. Maybe. The oil & trans cooler lines could be difficult. The brake lines from the M/C should have coils in them for flex, they should allow the necessary movement. You may need to modify (extend) trans & T-case shift linkages.
    3. See #1
     
  3. dallassnowman

    dallassnowman 1/2 ton status

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    Whats involved in extending the linkages?
     
  4. k5freak44

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    well i have no experience with disels but on my blazer it really wasant that difficult


    it took me about 8 hours of work but i ran into bushing problems and i had to order pieces.

    Fanshroud - easy no big deal

    WIres lines ect - no problems

    gas tank - no problems.

    linkage for steering colum- easy cut and weld.

    4wd linkge, mine wasant effected.

    steering shaft - dill and it extends

    steering colum - make sure to follow instructions about loosening so you can do nessicary adjustments.

    ONE THING TO MAKE SURE OF!!! - DO ONE SIDE AT A TIME LIKE THE LIFT SAYS. YOU MAY THINK, HEY I GOTTA HYDROLIC LIFT LOOK AT ME IM LIFTING IT ALL AT THE SAME TIME!!! WELL THIS IS WHATI DID AND THE WHOLE CHASIS SHIFTED AND I WASTED PROBABLY 4-5 HOURS LINEING IT UP AGAIN.
     
  5. dallassnowman

    dallassnowman 1/2 ton status

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    cool thanks..looks like I may wait till it gets warmer..I hate to rush.
     
  6. k5freak44

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    dont forget to detatch or cut the restrictors in the tailgate. they are strong litttle buggars and actually held up the rear end of my blazer.
     
  7. Luehrs1

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    I have a '89 Blazer and I'm going to start my 3" body lift this weekend and i had a couple questions. Is there going to be a problem with the trans cooler lines? Also is it necesary to drop the gas tank? Any help is appreciated.


    Patrick
     

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