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6" Lift Question

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by walt88, Oct 29, 2001.

  1. walt88

    walt88 1/2 ton status

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    6\" Lift Question

    Ok folks, I need some opinions and stuff. As of right now I have 4" front springs and 4" rear shackle flip with K10 springs.

    I was thinking going for 6" front springs with the ORD HD front shackle and a 2" lift spring in rear with a 1" add-a-leaf.

    Anyone do this with stock shafts and diffs? Are the vibrations intolerable?

    350FI/700r4/NP208c/10b's ORD 4" Shackle Flip/ORD Disconnects
     
  2. zakk

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    Re: 6\" Lift Question

    on my 77 both the shafts had to be lenghtened...i hate speeling....

    -Zakk
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  3. Emmettology 101

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    Re: 6\" Lift Question

    I am running 6" Superlift Superride front springs and 3" blocks with add-a-leafs and extra leafs in the rear. I am running a 1" driveshaft spacer in the front with a stock shaft and I am running a stock shaft in the rear. No vibes, but I have to replace the front u-joint in the rear shaft about once a year or so...

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  4. shaggyk5

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    Re: 6\" Lift Question

    as far as i've heard, the front shaft should be ok, but the rear shaft is probably gonna need a little work. Thats the setup im saving for right now, 6" up front and a flip in the back, im reusing my existing springs out back since they already have the 2" lift. Im gonna see how level it is w/out the add a leaf, and then add that later as neccesary. You already have your tcase lowered, so that will help, but i still think the rear shaft will need help. Are you planning on some bigger tires soon? You still have some life left in those 35's, but bigger is usually better...........

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    Re: 6\" Lift Question

    Walt you'll want to drop the case and shim. I run a 4 degree shim in the rear. I dont know how much wheeling you are doing but it shoud be fine till try to FLEX like big boy. I was ghetto testing my flex at a construction site and my rear shaft fell out.

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  6. kpanza

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    Re: 6\" Lift Question

    I have that setup - 6" springs in front, 4" shackle flip in rear w/ 2.5" Superrides in rear. Still running stock front shaft, is fine. Rear shaft will need lengthening. Also, the shackle flip seems to make getting the angles right more of a problem...I still have a vibration. Some say it is the slip yoke design of my 208 case, but either way, I still have a slight vibe...also have the t-case lowered 1"

    But plan on getting a new rear shaft, shimming and/or cutting the perches on rear end and lowering the t-case to make it all work...
     

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