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6" lift from 4WPW

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by POWERMAD, Oct 8, 2001.

  1. POWERMAD

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    6\" lift from 4WPW

    In the Nov issue of Petersons 4WOR in the 4WPW ad there is a 6" lift kit from Genuine suspension for $363.
    That seems like a pretty good deal except for the blocks in the rear of course.
    Does anyone know anything about these kits?
    The ad says that it gives an excellant ride but I suppose all the manufactures say that about their systems.


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  2. Esteban86K5

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    Re: 6\" lift from 4WPW

    The Genuine Suspension lift is just a lift that 4WPW puts together themselves. They Basically use Pro Comp springs with low grade shocks. I just got the 4 incher from them and upgraded to the ProComp 3000 shocks and it's not that much more. I personally like the ProComp springs. They do ride pretty good with a single shock in front instead of duals.

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  3. POWERMAD

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    Re: 6\" lift from 4WPW

    Cool I belive that I am going to get this lift real soon.
    It will be a good start anyway.
    I can live with the blocks for a bit and get a set of rear springs later on.
    I was going to get a 4" lift but I am infected bad and the next set of tires I get will be 38x12.5 TSL's.
    So I figure I better go with a 6" lift.
    I have no qualms about trimming the fenders they have gaping holes in them and by the time I cut them out I will be good to go. [​IMG]

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    Re: 6

    Iv got 6" pro comp springs and their cheap eliminator shocks on the front of my truck.The ride is pretty good and they flex nice too.I paid $180 for the springs alone.

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  5. zakk

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    Re: 6\" lift from 4WPW

    my biggest mistake in my short time of 'wheeling is dealing with 4WPW. I was royally screwed by them when I was a super newbie, but now that i am a regular newbie i know better. I would look on Off Road Design to get the bast for your dollar. I am saving up for thier 4in shackle flip kit. just MHO &amp; .02 worth...begin the flame!

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    '77 K5 SB 400 TH350 NP203 p/t 6" Lift D60 14BFF 4.10's 36"Wrangler II's
     
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    Re: 6\" lift from 4WPW

    The shackle flip is cool but not the route that I am going to go.
    And 4WPW is just down the road from my shop.
    So it shouldn't be too difficult to make sure that I get what I want.


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    Re: 6\" lift from 4WPW

    np...your $$$
    i just think, along with ppl i have met w/ way more wheeling exp. that i got hosed...cost me more in fixes than to lift it...=o(
    *insert putdown of newbies here*

    -Zakk
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    Re: 6\" lift from 4WPW

    Say wha?????

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  9. purple89jimmy

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    Re: 6\" lift from 4WPW

    I bought the kit as is. Thing springs are nice, if not a little stiff. I like them because by the time I put on the Roadarmor and winch I will be glad I have the stiffer springs. I run the cheapy shocks that they came with (dual) and it rides fine by me. Guess it depends on how you think a 6" lifted truck is supposed to feel. I left the sway bar off too. Mine wouldn't reach the axle any more. Make sure to get some brake lines and grade 8 bolts for your shackle bolts, and get the raised steering arm, as well. I put it on by myself in the back yard in about 2 hours. PM me if you want any more insight on this kit.
     
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    Re: 6\" lift from 4WPW

    Well, although I've had a couple of "shaky" experiences with 4WPW, I still think they do a decent job. Their prices are hard to beat and I'm sure a lot of folks have had good experiences with them.

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    Re: 6

    Zakk's post was maybe a bit cryptic. This is my take on it.

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    np...your $$$

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    Translation:
    Whatever you do is up to you. It is your money that you would be spending and thus your decision.

    <blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr>


    i just think, along with ppl i have met w/ way more wheeling exp. that i got hosed...

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    Translation:
    Some experienced wheelers that I've talked to believe that I got a bad deal on my lift. I agree with them.

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    cost me more in fixes than to lift it...=o(


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    Translation:
    The amount I spent to fix the issues that were caused by my lift exceeded the amount I spent on the lift itself.

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    *insert putdown of newbies here*


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  12. 84_Chevy_K10

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    Re: 6\" lift from 4WPW

    Hmm...they have an 8" Skyjacker with shocks for about $450 that's looking really good for me to install next summer.

    Tim
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    Re: 6\" lift from 4WPW

    does that skyjacker lift include steering corrections...

    Look at the swamprunner kit... all springs shocks (Rancho 9000's) and steering for 750!!!
     

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