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4" lift on 73K20

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by trailblazr81, Jun 25, 2005.

  1. trailblazr81

    trailblazr81 1/2 ton status

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    I dont know if its that much more harer to put the lift on my 73 K20 than on my old 81 Blazer or just the fact its been 5 years. I dont have the Blazer any more just the rough country all spring 4" lift. It seems I cant get the rear axle back enough to line up to where it should mount to spring. Do I need to cut and re weld up myparking brake brackets or something. I would assume since it ha a longer driveshaft than the Blazer it should still work OK. The rear is supossed to be the easy end!! :(
     
  2. LongIslander26

    LongIslander26 1/2 ton status

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    4 inch lift

    Disconnect the rear axle from everything else, (brake lines, e-brakes, driveshaft, etc.) mount it where it goes, and then you'll find out what the holdup is.
     
  3. y5mgisi

    y5mgisi 1 ton status

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    yup and yeah its probly ebrake lines. or drive shaft slip yolk holdin you up and i would also think the shaft should be fine. I had a 6" on a 80 3/4 long bed pickup and it was stretchin it a little but it was ok.
     
  4. trailblazr81

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    I cut off the e-brake mounts and the rear is done now. I'll take a looksie and weld 'em back on a li'l lower. I'll definatelly get some help to do the front tho.
     

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