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3 inch lift?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Hayduke, Dec 25, 2000.

  1. Hayduke

    Hayduke 1/2 ton status

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    hey there all,
    i think with some x-mas $$ i'm gonna buy a 3 inch lift for the K5. i want to raise her more later, but while she's a daily driver 3 is enough. i'm looking at the tuff country kit w/ rear blocks. my only question is will i have to add a lowered steering arm too? or just install the lift and drive on?
    thanks!
    peace and happy holidays!
    HAYDUKE

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  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Personally I would add the raised steering arm, you could probably get away without one though. I just like to have my steering as good as it can get for obvious reasons[​IMG]
    The job of replacing the steering arm has been described here in detail so often it shouldn't be too hard to find in a search. Basically a BFH and hit down, sideways, then hit it some more until the cone washers come out.[​IMG]

    Rene

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  3. 90K5

    90K5 1/2 ton status

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    I have the TC lift and I really like it. I have an all spring lift though. I don't have a raised steeirng arm, and it seems ok without it. Make sure your tie rods and ends are in good condition too. I would recommend all springs, and if you end up doing that, do what Todd 78/87 did, and ge ta 4" for the back, and a 3" for the front, so it will sit level.

    90K5

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  4. UseYourBlinker

    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    I have a 2.5 in. lift right now,and I didn't change it. I have no problems.......

    If it ain't a Chevy, don't raise it up!
     

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