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4 inch superlift..drivetrain problems?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by sanssocs2, Jul 5, 2001.

  1. sanssocs2

    sanssocs2 Registered Member

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    i am getting my 4 inch superlift put on my 85 blazer tomm and i was wondering if there will be any drivetrain problems? and also, i ordered the 36 TSL SX, they will fit right?
     
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    Pugsley 1/2 ton status

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    I run a 4" Superlift on my 85 with no problems - I will advise you that if you haven't already, to add the ORD Frame Brace. 36's should fit - but you'll need to trim your fenders a little if you will be seeing any kind of articulation.

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  3. Ross

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    i just put 4" super lift front springs on my 86 blazer and the front drive shaft is about 2" short
    could just be my truck

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    Alot of people have come up short on the frt shaft.... but others have been fine. I'd look into a 1" spacer from Superlift for it. Also you are really gonna have to hack those fenders to offroad w/ that rig... remeber those are a pretty true 36" not 33 or 34" like most MT 35" tires.

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    I run an '86, 4inch lift and 36.5x14. I tweak the susp. like a rag and I haven't had a problem. I also ran an '80 Burban w/36x14.5, No sweat(just my experience).
     
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    I'd imagine with 36in swamps and 4inches of lift you'd need some pretty healthy fender trimming. I remember reading in 4 wheel and off road about Cole's truck (the one they rolled down a sand dune) something like 6+ inches of lift, and his 36's would still rub the back part of the front fender when the wheels were turned.
     
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    Coles truck had a 6" suspension lift, and a 2" body lift, and yes the 36s rubbed a bit. They added a 10" suspension lift and kept the 2" body lift to run 44s...I think they should have kept it 8 inches high with the 44s.

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