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6" lift in fron/4" in rear?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by fortcollinsram, Dec 25, 2001.

  1. fortcollinsram

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    6\" lift in fron/4\" in rear?

    Okay...I'm a bit low on money at the current moment (oh, the joys of being a college student and supporting my wheeling habit [​IMG]) and I am getting new tires (35" Xterrains) and I current have a 4" lift...I have wanted to jack it up to 6"..Would it hurt to drive it around with the 6" lift springs in the front and a 4" shakle flip in the rear for a little while or should i just wait 'til I got all the parts on hand trhen do the install? While I am on the install what things will I have to concider when going to the 6" lift? I know I need new brake lines, probably drop the t-case, lengthen the driveshafts...what else...and how much does it cost to have a driveshaft lengthend? thanks for the input gang

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    Re: 6\" lift in fron/4\" in rear?

    It'd look frikkin silly, I don't know about driveline angle though ... You will need tochange them when you get the full 6" lift though

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    Re: 6

    It would fit right in around Lakeland Fla. Most of the trucks around there have a 2" "Bulldog" stance to them. Looks a bit goofy to me. I like my rigs to sit level.

    If you have it set up w/ the 4" now it wont affect the driveline angles, in the rear. The front will still need to have the steering mods and such tho.

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    Re: 6\" lift in fron/4\" in rear?

    why not put blocks in the rear for now to keep it level. Drive shafts cost about $100 to legthen(sp) thats what It cost me for my driveshaft

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    Re: 6\" lift in fron/4\" in rear?

    Bingo. Blocks for the rear cost about $30.

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    Re: 6\" lift in fron/4\" in rear?

    Dont forget longer u-bolts for the blocks :)

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