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6" LIFT, WHAT KIND SHOULD I GET ???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Z3PR, Apr 12, 2002.

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    6\" LIFT, WHAT KIND SHOULD I GET ???

    I would like to get a 6" supension lift for my 76 Blazer. I've never done a lift befor. What would you recomened ??? About how much will a 6" lift cost ??? How hard is it to install ??? I've got a complete garage full of tools to use.
     
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    Re: 6\" LIFT, WHAT KIND SHOULD I GET ???

    Just get some solid steel blocks and put them between the axle and leaf springs on all four corners.
    Then get some flat steel and drill holes 6" apart to "lengthen" your shocks.
    Don't forget the longer u-bolts for the front and rear blocks, too. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
















    Just kidding with all that cheesy info above!! /forums/images/icons/wink.gif

    Seriously, look into a soft riding company like BDS or Skyjacker.
    Do a search and ask around for more info. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
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    Re: 6\" LIFT, WHAT KIND SHOULD I GET ???

    I have heard good things about BDS suspension lifts. My next lift (if I get another) will most likely be a BDS. Or a custom springs. As for install, the rear is easy, but the front is harder because of the steering components. Not too hard from what I understand though.
     
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    Re: 6\" LIFT, WHAT KIND SHOULD I GET ???

    I'll be looking into BDS, know of anyone selling them at wholesale prices ???
     
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    Re: 6\" LIFT, WHAT KIND SHOULD I GET ???

    Could anyone tell me what a good 6" supension lift (non-blocks) will cost. Just a ruff figure, I'm adding up my project costs so I can figure out how soon I'll be able to build it up. I want the lift and tires first of all. The doubler t-case will have to come later.
     
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    Re: 6\" LIFT, WHAT KIND SHOULD I GET ???

    i got 6" all spring with 6 shocks and a steering arm and all the extra doo-dads and hardware shipped to my house for 700 bucks...it was all superlift stuff...i didnt think it was a bad deal since it was front and rear springs...you might be able to find it even cheaper than that though...

    Later
     
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    Re: 6\" LIFT, WHAT KIND SHOULD I GET ???

    How hard was it to install ??? I plan on turning myown wrenches.
     
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    Re: 6\" LIFT, WHAT KIND SHOULD I GET ???

    I like BDS myself, but looking at a truck with a 6" Tuff Country springs.

    Go to the BDS main site at <a target="_blank" href=http://www.bds-suspension.com>www.bds-suspension.com</a> and look for a distributor in your area. Their stuff is usually quite reasonably priced, but no big wholesalers sell it. So far they only deal with reputable 4x4 shops. Their based in Michigan, which is the state I live in, and there's only 3 shops within 50 miles of where I live that carry it./forums/images/icons/cool.gif All 3 know their stuff though, so I think that is the point. No 4WPW selling ProComp stuff at discount prices and putting it on wrong, etc.
     
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    Re: 6\" LIFT, WHAT KIND SHOULD I GET ???

    pretty easy actually, have a few cans of PB Blaster handy to get any seized bolts unstuck. Shocks and springs arent that bad the worst part for me was the steering arm nuts(the conical ones...you guys that have done it know what im talking about) There are multiple ways to get them off but most of the time they are still a pain. I soaked them for about three or four days prior to putting the kit on and pounded on them with a 5 pound sledge. They finally popped loose after about 45 minutes to an hour of straight nailing it.

    While youre in there you might want to look into swaybar disconnects and extended brake lines.

    Im putting discos on mine now becuase when i put my lift on the swaybar went on a bit cockeyed. Brake lines are also a good idea if you are like me...started with a 6" kit now i have an 8" set of springs on it.

    any more ?s let me know.

    Later
     
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    Re: 6\" LIFT, WHAT KIND SHOULD I GET ???

    Me personally, I would go with a 4" BDS front springs and ORD 1" zero rares and a shackel flip in the rear. Then do a little fender trimming.
     
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    Re: 6\" LIFT, WHAT KIND SHOULD I GET ???

    I just can't bring myself to cut the finders, I might get some flairs tho. I realy want to go 6" supension lift and a 1" body lift. I think that'll look pretty good with 35s on it. I plan on alot of exploring in the Black Hills. I'm intrested in searching for the old ghost towns out in the sticks. The Black Hills has alot from the old gold rush days. Not much left of the ones near the highways, but the ones out in the sticks are still mostly intact. You just gotta go find them, and 4x4 is a must. Muddy trails, and a few rocks to get past.
     
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    Re: 6\" LIFT, WHAT KIND SHOULD I GET ???

    With 35" the combo I mentioned with a 1" body lift you might not even have to trim. If you look at my pics I have 35x14.50 on a 4" lift no body lift and just minor trimming at the bottom of the front fenders. I will have 38.5's on it soon with the same lift except I am adding a set of 3/4" offset zero rates in the front to move the axle forward 1". After that then it gets the full trim. /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     

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