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Am I lifted?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by crahm, Aug 9, 2001.

  1. crahm

    crahm Registered Member

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    K5ers, My newly purchased '87 K5 appears to sit a little higher than others. The guy at the tire store said it sits higher too. The diameter of the tires is about 29.5". The height to the center of the front fender is 35.375" and the rear fender center height is 36". When looking under, I see no evidence of lift kit although I now realize a 2" lift could be done in the springs. The shocks are Skyjacker brand. Am I lifted?
    My plans are to put 32 or 33 mud tires on in about a month.
     
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    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    Look at your front springs. Does the arch in them go up, or down towards the ground? Stock springs arch up (called negative arch) while lift kit springs will arch down (positive arch).

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  3. crahm

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    Front springs arch towards the sky. Guess I'm stock. This truck bounces a bunch. I've had the tires balanced. Maybe the shocks are old? What's the smoothest shock. This truck will be used in mud, not necessarily rock climbing. Thanks.
     
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    If you have about $550.00 laying around.. a Rough Country lift kit.. with front/ rear springs.. (link below) is your best bet..
    Can't beat it for the price.. you can fit 33's and 35's no problem and it's a nice ride..

    www.rocko.rockcrawler.com
     
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    aaahhhhhh...............Harry, don't you have that backwards? If the springs ach "towrads the sky," they are not stock.

    Derf00

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  6. HarryH3

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    Nope, the curve of the arch goes towards the sky and the ends of the springs go towards the ground on the front springs of a stock rig.

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    Harry dotn you have that backwards?

    Stock front springs look like an upside down "U".. Aftermarket spings look like a "U"


    The ends(where they bolt to the truck) of a stock spring point to the ground. Aftermarket spring ends point to the sky..

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    So are the spring ends(with the bushings) pointing towards the ground or the sky?

    If your front spring looks like an upside down "U" then they are stock. If they look like a "U", then they are aftermakert..

    Mike

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    judging by your measurements i'd say it's stock. my bfg 31's are approx 29" in diameter and front fender height is 37.5" so if you do have a lift it's saging major. oh my springs are 3 leaf stock and they look like an upside down flattened u.

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  10. HarryH3

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    Uhh, isn't that what I said? [​IMG]

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    Harry, you are correct, just a little problem of semantics.

    Derf00

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