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4-6" suspension lift question

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 77blazin, Aug 29, 2005.

  1. 77blazin

    77blazin 1 of a kine K5

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    What would be a better and safer deal?
    1. A suspension lift without the blocks?
    2. A suspension lift with blocks?
    3. A suspension lift with reverse shackles and blocks?
    4. A suspension lift with reverse shackles and no blocks?

    What are the pros and cons of either lifts, being on the highway or rockcrawling, I plan on doing a 4-6" lift on my 1977 blazer with 35" tires on offset 15X10 fronts and 15x12 rears.
    Mike
     
  2. sandawgk5

    sandawgk5 3/4 ton status

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    Dont do anything with blocks you get bad, bad axle wrap. For the best ride and flex I would suggest front springs and shackle flip for rear. I believe it is your choice #4. I also recommend using a 15x8 wheel on all 4 corners. The 8 inch wheel will hold the 12.5" on the bead better than a 10. A 12 inch rim will totally expose the bead to damage not to mention it will pull the sidewalls out and give you that sweet balloon look.

    Ira
     
  3. muddybuddy

    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    what he said. but id get 10" rims all around, that way if u wanna go bigger like 14.50 + eventually u can easily. i know there are ppl on here who run 15x8 rims on like 16.50 tires or something but id go with 10. shackle flip and 2" rear would be best combo for flex and ride.
     
  4. MTMike

    MTMike 1/2 ton status

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    Definately your best bet is a shackel flip and no blocks.

    Mike
     
  5. Mad-Dog

    Mad-Dog 1/2 ton status

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    lifted front springs and rear shackle flip .....period

    I'd run a 6" lift with 35's......... :bow:
     

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