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6" vs. 4" lift

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BLzr4x4ngkid, Mar 18, 2000.

  1. BLzr4x4ngkid

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    6\" vs. 4\" lift

    What would I have to do different for a 6" as opposed to a 4" lift?? What all would I have to do to the drive train and whatever else is needed to be adjusted for a 6" lift?? I know that with a 4" lift there isn't anything but steering that needs to be changed. I have a 4" lift on my Jimmy right now and want to upgrade to a 6". Let me know what I'm going to have to do. Thanks

    Alex

    "What me get stuck? NEVER!!"(Famous last words)
     
  2. Espen88k5

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    Re: 6\" vs. 4\" lift

    You need a brakeline-lenghten kit.New antisway-bar. And you need the longer steering-arm. The drivetrain will work as is, I know guys ride with it and they have no complaints. Everything wear's faster though, and should you really flex and bend I guess there could be a problem.
    Planing on a 6" myself. Its just a money-thing..[​IMG]
     
  3. BLzr4x4ngkid

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    Re: 6\" vs. 4\" lift

    Thanks that's what I wanted to know.

    "What me get stuck? NEVER!!"(Famous last words)
     
  4. Chris Demartini

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    Re: 6\" vs. 4\" lift

    <font color=blue>My dad just put a 6" Skyjacker softride system on his k10 and he used drop brackets to lower the swaybar. Disconects would do the same thing, and allow you to free the swaybar when off road, and then re-connect it for the highway</font color=blue>
     
  5. Chaz88K5

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    Re: 6\" vs. 4\" lift

    in just installed a 4" lift on my blazer today....4.5 superlift blocks in the rear and 4 inch pro comp springs in the front....it me about 8 hrs to do and i had to change the rear brake line...i dident like the way it looked...dident have much slack left...i also changed the steering arm....that was a pain in the ass...that took me the longest to do (about 2 hrs heatin it up then wackin the crap out of then the back to the heat) but the rest went smooth..
    Chaz

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    Re: 6\" vs. 4\" lift

    If anyone is looking to get rid of a 4" lift....drop me a line: alan.baydush@duke.edu
     

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