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4" to 2" lift

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by arq, Aug 27, 2001.

  1. arq

    arq 1/2 ton status

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    4\" to 2\" lift

    If i get 4" leaf lift kit can i remove some of the leafs to get 2" and run it that way. I want to go 4" but don't want to deal with the driveshaft angles, yet.

    ARQ.

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  2. Triaged

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    Re: 4\" to 2\" lift

    You might be able to but it would be real soft. I think you might be better off wating till you have the $$$ to do it all.

    I did not install my lift (it was on there when I got it) but maybe you won't have to do anything to the driveshavts. Someone else should be able to give you the right answer.

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  3. huggerk5

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    Re: 4

    I had my springs rearched to 4" and added longer spring hangers on the rear of the front springs. I am running 35" tires and could use another 1". Probably needs to be a body lift. I did finally change my rear drive shaft to a cv with a slip yoke for the rear out put. I think I spent a total of $1000.00. I have had zero problems. I do need to becareful with the big tires and small fender wells. Drives great with no vibration and I did not use any shims any where.
     
  4. LKJR

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    Re: 4

    ok here's a plan.. you buy the 4" springs and all necessary hardware to install. Ship to me and I'll send you 4 2" blocks to use till your ready...ha ha I just wish I could afford a lift right now.

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  5. arq

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    Re: 4

    i already have blocks on there and i don't want to double stack them, j/k... It wont be a while before i get them, mabe till early next year.

    was up with your sig "removing your from import under", it does not sound right.

    ARQ.

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  6. bitchin4x4

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    Re: 4\" to 2\" lift

    well I don't believe you really need to worry about any vibrations until you hit +6" I just bought another 72 jimmy and I haven't had any problems with 6" lift thats in it, stock perches, etc. I did later add the 2" superlift blocks in the rear for a little pitch and they have a minor shim to them 2.5 degrees I believe, but any hoo. In my opinion, I don't think you need to worry about it.

    hope that helps.

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  7. DesertDueler

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    Re: 4\" to 2\" lift

    If your worried about the angles then drop the transfer case down an inch. I know on the newer blazers all you have to do i switch the spacers from the top and put them between the crossmember and the frame. If not you can always buy longer bolts, and four spacers that are an inch thick and do it that way. I did the first one on my 86 and I have no vibration, and the driveshats are plenty long enough.

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