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4 inch lift

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 76K5, Jul 5, 2001.

  1. 76K5

    76K5 Registered Member

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    My buddy got me a gift certificate from Jeg's, I saw they offered a lift kit, a Rancho 77-87 Chevy 4'' Off-Road. The problem is I have a 76. Will it still fit? I thought the leaf springs were the same in 77 as they were in 76.
    Thanks for the help

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    Far as I know they are the same - I'd give them a call and check it out, or go to Rancho's website <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.gorancho.com>http://www.gorancho.com</A> and compare the P/N.

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    maybe they state 77 because that's when the K30 came out (I think) and they wanted people to know it would fit that? Other manufacterers sell lifts for 73-87's, So I'd think that if it fit a 77 it would fit a 76. It might be something like it doesn't include brakeline drop brackets, which might me more necessary for the older trucks in some circumstances because there was more variation from the factory.
     
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    Yes, it'll fit.

    I have the 4" Rancho, I love it! It rides so nice. And it does come with the brake line drop brackets--but I didn't use them!

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
  5. Executioner

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    FYI, there was a change in the front axle tube size, in around 1976-1977.
    Therfore the kit p/n for a 76 will be different from a 77.
    P.S. these 4" lift kits share many of the same individual p/n's, and are usually the same price. YRWV
     
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    Executioner is right!!! There was a change in the axle tube diameter. The 77 on up is the 'second design' axle, which has a 3" o.d. tube. The 76 and older axles are the 'first design' which had smaller tubes, around 2.75" o.d. Therefore the Rancho kits have two different front u-bolt kit numbers. The 77-87 was more popular and readily available since there are more out there. You can simply get the kit and call Rancho for the correct part no. kit box you would need for your year of truck. I am almost positive they can or will exchange the kit box for the correct one.

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