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4" Suspension Lift

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by ryand89k5, Sep 7, 2000.

  1. ryand89k5

    ryand89k5 Newbie

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    4\" Suspension Lift

    I own a stock 89 K5 350, w/700 tranny. I want to make it bigger. the problem is it is my daily driver @ 15mpg. It currently has 31's on it and rides great. I want to go with a 4" lift and 33-35's. Any one done this already and is very pleased with the ride. I want springs in the back no blocks. Any suggestions before I get started..Thanks..
     
  2. White Knight

    White Knight 1/2 ton status

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    Re: 4\" Suspension Lift

    Go with BDS springs.....solid warranty

    White Knight
     
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    Re: 4\" Suspension Lift

    Don't get Procomp,too stiff!
     
  4. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Re: 4\" Suspension Lift

    Rancho's ride hard too.

    Rene

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  5. 87chvy4x4

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    Re: 4\" Suspension Lift

    i have rancho soft ride springs on mine and it rides great u proably bought the stiff off road springs


    CaLeB
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  6. laketex

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    Re: 4\" Suspension Lift

    Tuff country is soft. Shackle flip rear is an alternative.

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    '79 Blaze- 350/350/203, 14B w/detroit, D44, 4.11s, 4" susp, 36" TSL
     
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    Re: 4\" Suspension Lift

    If you are very pleased with the current ride and don't want to loose it, I would highly reccomend going with the Off Road Design shackle flip in the rear and new springs in the front. My rig is my daily driver, and when I get the money for it and some 33" tires I am going to do it. For info on the flip check out
    http://www.offroaddesign.com
    http://boss.coloradok5.com
    http://www.off-road.com/chevy

    Dawson
    88 K5
     
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    Re: 4\" Suspension Lift

    I've got the 4" Skyjacker softride springs and it's a pretty decent ride. It doesn't ride like a Caddy but it's pretty smooth for a lifted truck. They're great off road too, they flex pretty well.

    Joe
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  9. Rebel88

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    Re: 4\" Suspension Lift

    I have a 6" Superlift all spring on my 88 and it rides like a dream. Compared to my friends 78 Jimmy with a 6" ProComp I would not give up the Superlift for anything. Plus their customer service people are great and to the best of my knowledge they have a lifetime warranty.

    Have you driven OVER a Ford lately?
     
  10. Goose

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    Re: 4\" Suspension Lift

    I have a 4" lift and think it's the ideal all-around lift height. I would go with the rear shackle flip kit and a front spring replacement. Get some of the softer riding springs and you'll be very happy. I know there were some lengthy discussions a month or so ago about which springs were the best for different applications. You may have some luck using the "Search" option on the board to find them.
     
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    Re: 4\" Suspension Lift

    My 87 GMC truck fits 33's stock and it still rides good. Speedometer is off a little though.
     
  12. Heath-La. 89GMC

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    Re: 4\" Suspension Lift

    Id go with Skyjacker any time that I could. Maybe im just sayin that because i live 5 min from the Skyjacker Factory. And only 10 min from the Superlift factory. But ive had superlift, rancho, and skyjacker and have been the most pleased with skyjacker
     
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    Re: 4\" Suspension Lift

    Superlift has the softest springs(softride)but they will sag within a couple of years of abuse but they ride like a caddy
     
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    Re: 4\" Suspension Lift

    i have a rough country 4" lift w/ 33's.......rides as smooth as silk...275.00 for the whole setup .... shocks, arm, front springs, rear blocks....but it is a great lift. call rough country and talk them down on the price......THEY WILL COME DOWN...ALOT, thats what i did, and they have all around spring setups also...best prices around...CALL THE COMPANY...NOT A DEALER OR MIDDLEMAN. i want rear springs one day when i get the money....hope this helps..
    Kelboski
     
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    Re: 4\" Suspension Lift

    I have had a 4" HD Superlift kit and now I have a 6" Superlift Superride kit, both rode very nice! Go for it!!

    Mike [​IMG]
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    Re: 4\" Suspension Lift

    I have 4" Skyjacker Softride springs all around. They ride great on and off the trail. I would definitely recommend them. Skyjacker keeps the centering pin in the middle of the spring, like a stock spring. Not all lifts do this. It helps for tire fitment. I still had to trim my fenders to fit 35s, though. I also added a 1.5" block in the rear to level things out. If you use a block get cast iron ones from Superlift. Leave the aluminum blocks for the street crowd. National Wheel and Tire has great deals on Skyjacker.
    Jim '80 GMC.

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    Re: 4\" Suspension Lift

    I have a 88 with 4" Rancho lift, using blocks and 35x12.5 BFG AT and 15x10 wheels. I drive mine 30 miles each way to work everyday and still get around 14-15 MPG, only other mod to engine is a K&N air filter. I don't run my ac though cause I like the air flow of all 3 windows down.

    If it aint a Chevy don't raise it up!
     
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    Re: 4\" Suspension Lift

    rough country does have a nice setup and it is smoth on the raod, I payed 595 for 4 springs, stearing arm, and shocks, and that includes shipping, it is 535 withotu shipping. You cant beat that price anywhere, as mentioned above though, deal directly with rough Country.
    ike

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    Re: 4\" Suspension Lift

    I have a 4" trailmaster lift and it's a little stiff but not too bad, it rides nice on the highway and it even looks like more than 4" to me...a few people thought I had 6" of lift when they saw it.

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    Re: 4\" Suspension Lift

    I know that my tuff country springs netted me with 5-1/2" of lift, but upon calling the company, they said that's engineered into them. They're supposed to settle out to around 4-1/2 over a couple years.

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