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4" or 6" lift

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by chevycanada, Mar 1, 2002.

  1. chevycanada

    chevycanada Registered Member

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    4\" or 6\" lift

    I am puttin in a lift real soon. I am trying to deciede between a 4" and 6" lift. Money is tight so that is the main consideration. If i go 6" will i have to extend my drive shafts or could i just drop my transfer case? I don't do anything too hardcore and am only leanin toward the 6" so i don't have to do another lift further down the road when i get into way harder stuff.
    i know i will prolly need to do brake lines with both so the only thing i am worried about is the driveshafts.
    any input would be great
    thanks
    trevor
     
  2. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    Re: 4\" or 6\" lift

    Heres my .02 :
    get a 4" if you want more then go with a 1" zero rate and a 1" body lift( both availible through Stephen and the crew at ORD)
    that 'll give you your desired 6" and with the flatter springs it will flex better and ride smoother. Also in the rear either do 4" springs or the Flip, either homemade or ORD.



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    What do you mean, Where did I get it??...I <font color=blue>BUILT</font color=blue> the <a target="_blank" href=http://mandydyer.tripod.com/55WillysWagon4x4.htm>damn thing</a>!!
     
  3. Silver84k5

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    Re: 4\" or 6\" lift

    how much is that zero rate you talk about? i cant seem to find it on the ORD site,

    84 k5 8" lift 38" tsl radials 10b front 12 rear (soon to be 42"S and 14ff rear)
     
  4. 55Willy

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    Re: 4\" or 6\" lift

    $30 a set plus shipping.



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    What do you mean, Where did I get it??...I <font color=blue>BUILT</font color=blue> the <a target="_blank" href=http://mandydyer.tripod.com/55WillysWagon4x4.htm>damn thing</a>!!
     
  5. Silver84k5

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    Re: 4\" or 6\" lift

    they got a pic of them anywhere?&gt; am i just too damn blind to see them on the website or what

    84 k5 8" lift 38" tsl radials 10b front 12 rear (soon to be 42"S and 14ff rear)
     
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    Re: 4\" or 6\" lift

    I'm Discombobulated [/b]
     
  7. Silver84k5

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    Re: 4\" or 6\" lift

    thx

    84 k5 8" lift 38" tsl radials 10b front 12 rear (soon to be 42"S and 14ff rear)
     
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    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Re: 4\" or 6\" lift

    As far as what size lift you should buy, you already answered that yourself. If you know you will go bigger in the future you should do it now and be done with it once and for all. As far as driveshaft length, I lifted my 89 6" and the stock shafts worked ok as long as you DO NOT do any serious wheeling. You can then save to have the shafts lengthened later. As far as cost between the two lifts, about the only other thing you will need with the 6" lift is a 2" dropped drag link, about $150.00. Also if you plan on running anything bigger than a 33" tire without having them rub you want the 6" lift.

    1989 blazer, 383 stroker, D44 / 14FF, 4.56, locked, 35 BFG mud
    Scott
     
  9. 2Dogs

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    Re: 4\" or 6\" lift

    Assuming you will take it off raod:
    4" for 33s
    6" for 35s

    Dave

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  10. morphed86k10

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    Re: 4\" or 6\" lift

    this is on the conservative side. My 33's don't rub a a little fender trimming (cut the outer fender back to the inner on the rear of the fronts, and a litte off of the front area) with a 2.5 inch lift. And this is with flexing it enough to lift a tire.
     
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    Re: 4\" or 6\" lift

    Conservative as in more than enough lift?

    Just guidelines. Depends on what springs you have. I rub WAY up into the fenderwell with the 6" (4+1+1, plus a little more form the D60) and 35s.

    Dave

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