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6" lift and 37's possible - options

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Super Chevy, Jan 26, 2003.

  1. Super Chevy

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    6\" lift and 37\'s possible - options

    Few questions here, figured put them all in one thread and not clutter up the board.

    - Will a true 37" tire fit under my 87 with a 6" kit?
    - Whats the cheapest 6" kit out there, also a cheap MT tire?
    - If i were to put a 6" kit on, and then wanted to do a rear shackle flip ( 4" ) what could i do to even the front up?
    - I understand that the stock steering arm wont work with this much lift, is this true? Also will i need driveshafts?
    - What transfercase is most likly in my truck ( 87 k5 Silverado 350/700 with 10 bolts )

    Thanks,

    Eddie aka super chevy /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
  2. Me89'Jimmy

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    Re: 6\" lift and 37\'s possible - options

    A friend of mine has a 70 blazer with the equivilent of 8 inches of lift and he still has the stock drive shaft. You will need to lengthen the steering arm though
    Good luck and take lots of pictures
     
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    Re: 6\" lift and 37\'s possible - options

    i had to lenthen my driveshaft just in the rear . I would do some trimming although i dont know how you plan on using it you should have a 208 transfer case with the slip yoke /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gifwas that going to be a final ten inches in the back with the shackle flip?
     
  4. Super Chevy

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    Re: 6\" lift and 37\'s possible - options

    I'm pretty sure itll be a total of 10" in the back, i have seen people mention on here they have 4" front springs and shackle flip out back.

    Just woundering what will even the front up, with that extended steering arm, could it be done with threaded male hinge joints and a threaded pipe,then wleded for security?
     
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    Re: 6\" lift and 37\'s possible - options

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    8 inches of lift and he still has the stock drive shaft.

    [/ QUOTE ] With my 6" lift I had to have new driveshafts made. Both front and rear.
     
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    Re: 6\" lift and 37\'s possible - options

    yeah my front could probably need it to /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gifguess he just got lucky or something. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    Re: 6\" lift and 37\'s possible - options

    If you are asking basic questions like this you don't need to be cobbeling up your own steering system.

    Frirst, what are your plans for this truck? Then you will get some better answers.

    1) If you're not affraid of the sawsall
    2) Cheapest would be to get your stock springs rearched, there are no cheep 37s unless you get some that are used.
    3) Yes, stock shafts w/ 10" lift no way or w/ 6" fairgrounds crusier.
    4) NP208 was stock.
     
  8. Super Chevy

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    Re: 6\" lift and 37\'s possible - options

    cobbling? my work is def. not cobbling, you'd be surprised.

    mostly mud here, nothing to rock crawl on. this will be a daily driver, but no way im i gonna be easy on it.

    when you get your springs rearched, must likly they use heat, which mess with the spring rates, which leads to a bouncy ride.

    the basic questions are because i had an idea of this stuff, but wanted to make sure with fellow k5'ers, im new to the 73-87 ( 91 ), but ask me anything about a 67-72 and i can answer you.

    Thanks for the answers, im not trying to be a smart-a$$ but just trying state what im using it for and stating im not mechanically-dumb

    super /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif chevy
     
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    Re: 6\" lift and 37\'s possible - options

    front: BDS 6" springs
    rear: shackle flip for 4"... then get some 2.5" BDS springs
    steering: rockstomper x-over kit
    tires: goodyear MTRs are made in 37"
    driveshafts: High Angle Driveline's, with 1350s on both ends.
    tcase: 205 (or doubler if you still have any $ left)

    problems solved. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

    j
     
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    Re: 6\" lift and 37\'s possible - options

    i think he wants to go 10 inches
     
  11. Super Chevy

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    Thanx for the replies, this is a great site /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: 6\" lift and 37\'s possible - options

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    could it be done with threaded male hinge joints and a threaded pipe,then wleded for security?

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    cobbling? my work is def. not cobbling, you'd be surprised.

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    There are many products to correct steering that are meant for the job. Engineered...not cobbled. Do not attempt to butch some scrap steel into a steering correction...I don't care how fond of your own work you are.

    Unless this is a mall poser/pavement queen I think you should do some basic research. 10" of lift for 37's and the word I see twice in one sentence is cheap? Never mind the 10 bolts won't survive and there's been no mention of gearing.

    Less lift is better in every respect...then trim to suit the intended tire size. Upgraded front and rear diffs with the correct gearing would be a great place to spend money too...

    Rene
     
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    Yes, Here's my '73 with ProComp 6" springs front and rear and 37" Boggers. Still have to flex it out to see how much I'll need to trim. [​IMG]
     
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    I agree,

    I didnt say it was going to be cheap to do the swap, also im most likly going to go with a dana 44 front and 14bff rear, i was just saying which are the cheaper companies, i know theres a big diff. between companies cost, as in everything you buy ( for instance pepsi 12 pack for 4.69 or faygo 12 pack for 2.79 ) i seen a steering setup like that that a fellow k5'r is running on his/her webpage,thats why i asked /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif

    im probably going EZ ride 6" spring front and 6" spring rear, buying the $60 steering piece , 37/12.5/15 dick chepek sp? i didnt want to start a flame war, although at some times they can be fun, but not one here /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    gearing im probably going 4.56 because i have overdrive, and thanks for posting the picture,i appreciate it /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I wasn't trying to start a flame war either. I was just trying to prevent "Bootie-fabbed" steering.../forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    The new plan sounds good. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Rene
     
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    Stop by Save A Lot,Pepsi's are 89 cents for six. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Man there ain't no stinkin' Save-A-Lot in OH, next you'll tell him to go to Food Lion /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Re: 6\" lift and 37\'s possible - options

    Wasn't trying to flame you but you asked for cheep-not what worked and didn't provide any more info. That's why I said rearch. I wouldn't run a 10" lift w/ only 37s, but its your truck. If you want to run mud I'd do 6" &amp; 37s if that is the tire size you want. Bring spare parts for the 1/2 ton stuff. I would just get a new steering arm &amp; pitman arm, if its getting crossed up you don't really need cross-over.
     
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    Re: 6\" lift and 37\'s possible - options

    On my 90k5 I had to get new rear drive shaft made but my front one was alright I am running 38's with 6 and 3in body. I have d60 and 14bff.
     

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