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another stupid question about lifts...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by CAROLINAK5, Dec 11, 2001.

  1. CAROLINAK5

    CAROLINAK5 1/2 ton status

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    when i purchased my blazer, i was just getting into 4-wheeling and didn't really know much about lifts.....other than the blazer was already lifted.
    my question is this.....i read about shackle flips and blocks on this web site, but my truck has neither. it does have a 4" suspension lift( by skyjacker i believe). what exactly do i have in the rear? are they springs made for a 4" lift? is this good or bad or o.k for nominal 4-wheelin'?
    the truck sits level and looks good.



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  2. Boss

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    Yep, most likely you have springs in the rear. They're a million times better than blocks. Springs are good.
    Boss

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    Awww man... You have 4" springs in the rear? Bad luck for you. Tell ya what.. since I'm so nice I'll swap my blocks for your springs [​IMG].
    Haha... J/K... Yea springs are real nice to have in the back. Blocks do the job but suck, and I've heard a lot of good things about shackle flips as well.

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    Rear springs are the way to go. I have 6in springs all around.
     
  5. CAROLINAK5

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    thanks for the offer Mudfrog, but my wife won't let me trade with you. something to do with a fear of frogs? and i think she got that we she got lost in Wooly Swamp.
    that's good to hear that the springs are ok. i figures i would have something else to need to replace.



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  6. White Knight

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    Springs are great, but to acheive to added lift the springs themselves are a tad stiffer, the hanger flip is a hot setup because of the articulation you acheive, while keeping the soft orginal springs, but it rides different. Keep the springs they offer a much better ride and trail security as far as breakage.

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