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4" lift - 8" lift

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by walt88, Mar 28, 2001.

  1. walt88

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    4\" lift - 8\" lift

    Let me see if i got everything to go from 4" to 8", and if i am missing something let me know.
    -8" springs(front)
    -4" springs(rear, have ORD 4" flip kit)
    -4" drop draglink, already have 4" steering arm.
    -Extended front and rear driveshaft, CV joint for rear shaft
    -8" Brake Lines

    Is that all?

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  2. muddin4fun

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    Re: 4\" lift - 8\" lift

    Do you need to drop the transfer case down any? I'm not sure, but you might need custom drive shafts. If I'm wrong, please correct me.

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  3. walt88

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    Re: 4\" lift - 8\" lift

    No, if its a suspension lift there is no need for dropiing the tcase. If i get custom shafts, and a CV, the transfer case can remain in the stock position.

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  4. thatK30guy

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    Re: 4\" lift - 8\" lift

    Dropping the t-case really helps on the angles. Especially on the shorter wheelbases like the blazers, this dropping would almost qualify as a necessity. This topic is up for debate with everybody else, since I only run long bed trucks for now. Whether you run the suspension lift or not, really depends on how much lift you raise it. In general terms, the higher the lift, the more likely chances you are going to HAVE to drop the t-case. Anybody else care to comment? Check with BLzr4x4ngkid. I sold him 8" front and rear springs and he still dropped the t-case. The springs had shims built into them and he says the overall set up works great.
     
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    Re: 4\" lift - 8\" lift

    I thought drive shaft's with cv's were custom. Becuase they usually ask you for measurments when you get there or they will measure it.
     
  6. walt88

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    Re: 4\" lift - 8\" lift

    WHY WOULD you have to drop the t-case if you had custom shafts and CV's? There would be no reason to. I mean i dropped my tcase, but i have stock shafts. Duh

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  7. bigblue

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    Re: 4\" lift - 8\" lift

    Even with a Custom CV I had to drop mine 1 inch. The vibes were terrible. I guess every truck is a bit unique...

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    Re: 4\" lift - 8\" lift

    I have the 4" ORD Shackle Flip, 4" BDS springs and a 1" axle relocation block for a total of 9" in the rear. I have the Caddy CV and the transfer case is not lowered. I have no vibration whatsoever. You are going to have to do more than extend the front shaft if you want any articulation in the front axle. The factory CV will not give you enough angle for 8" springs. I have the 5.5" BDS springs sitting on my Dana 60 and the front shaft only had about an inch of downward travel.
    Just my $.02

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  9. thatK30guy

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    Re: 4\" lift - 8\" lift

    So you want to reply with a "DUH" to me on an opinion site? Well, guess you answered your own question. WHY THE HELL WOULD YOU MAKE A POST ASKING THIS IF YOU KNEW THE ANSWER??? Be careful what you say to others when asking for ideas, opinions, etc.
    I am not saying anymore to you, or about this topic. If you want to reply to me furthermore, then feel free. I could care less about a smart ass like you. I will let others who have done this lift tell or explain to you what works and what doesnt. Whether you have custom shafts or not doesnt mean you DONT need the t-case drop. The drop is more of someones personal belief to which they think is going to make their own ride work and ride better. You do what you want.
     
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    Re: 4\" lift - 8\" lift

    Uh oh....
    Ya know, if you look at each other's profiles, thatk30guy has been here longer and has more experiance.
    I'm just pointing that out..
    Be careful...I think thatk30guy is cool and I'm sure others will vouge for that.
    Just pointing that out too.

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    Re: 4\" lift - 8\" lift

    I don't care how long k30 has been here. I asked what else i would need to go from 4" - 8" not wether the t-case would need to be dropped anyway. If your running a custom CV, go ahead drop it, it doesnt matter. You can only drop it about 1" anyway. I took the vibes out of my 4". Muddin4fun, i'll point out that this discussion isn't your concern, ok?

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    Re: 4\" lift - 8\" lift

    Sounds to me like you have everything...

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    Re: 4\" lift - 8\" lift

    What about your shocks? New ones or relocate the mounts?

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    Re: 4\" lift - 8\" lift

    Just drop the case, you will have less vibes and it take 20 minutes.

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    Re: 4\" lift - 8\" lift

    Ok i have 6" lift on mine and well I had to drop the t case cuz of angles and have a specially designed CV joint. It actually a ford CV joint on the front. If I did not lower my T case even with new drive lines it was to much of an angle. Was going through u joints like crazy about every two weeks. And CV joints are expensive nearly two hundred everytime I had to do it. oh yess and shocks you do need new shocks. brake relocation lines kit to

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    Re: 4\" lift - 8\" lift

    I see how you are.

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    Re: 4" lift - 8" lift

    Ditto, muddin4fun!!! What a pompous a$$ you and I have to deal with for now!! Thanks for standing by me!! Nice to hear the compliments!

    Here is a lady who truly knows what she is talking about when it comes to "little" subjects like this one!!! I have read quite a few of her posts and she IS on the right track! And to make that more interesting, that is all coming from a LADY!!! Must suck to be let down by a LADY!!! LOL!

    walt88, think some apologies may be in order, since you brought this against yourself!
     
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    Re: 4\" lift - 8\" lift

    if your slip yoke is in the transfer 203/208 you should drop the case for the shaft to slip in otherwise itll be jamming it up instead of in.the disadvantage of short wheelbases.the shaft is at more of an angle.mines dropped 2"w/ a 6"lift.but i have a 208.
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    Three cheers for thatk30guy! Hip hip hoorey!!! Hip hip hoorey!!! Hip hip hoorey!!!! LMAO!!!!
    D*mn yankees!! (no offence to you nice northerners)
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    Re: 4" lift - 8" lift

    I am new to doing things and learning on my Blazer. thatK30Guy has been nothing but help to me. I think your "Duh" response was rude and you should apologize. If you already have your mind set and opinion why ask for someone elses? If we all resulted in cutting down in each other then this site would suck. I like this site due to the polite clear answers I get and the amount of people willing to spread their knowledge. I am sure you don't care what I think and that really won't hurt me much. My Blazer has less lift then yours and the t-Case had to be lowered due to vibes. Everyones is different but I bet you will vibe due to those angles you will have going on. Just cuz you get custom things done like custom shafts and a cv doesn't mean that's all she wrote. You probably can live with the t-case as is...but I bet you'd have better luck if you dropped it....

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