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Any problems going to a 4" lift?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by UseYourBlinker, Apr 29, 2002.

  1. UseYourBlinker

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    Any problems going to a 4\" lift?

    Well the time has come... I'm gonna go from 2.5" lift to an all spring 4" lift on my 84K5. I'm still shopping around for some prices though. My question is what else do I need? I already have extended brake lines,and a steering arm (thanks DuneRunner) .. My rear driveshaft that I have know has been extended for my current 3" lift.. Here is a list of the things I need:

    Shocks
    U Bolts
    4" Springs... anything else?
     
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    Re: Any problems going to a 4\" lift?

    You'll have to adjust your drag link to level out your steering wheel and maintain steering radius, but that's no big deal.
     
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    Re: Any problems going to a 4\" lift?

    lengthen axle vent tubes
     
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    Re: Any problems going to a 4\" lift?

    extend your axle vent tubes if so equipped!!
     
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    Re: Any problems going to a 4\" lift?

    Thanks...For got about those /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    Re: Any problems going to a 4\" lift?

    Just go 6" if you're going to go bigger, or install a body lift. I've been where you were--the extra 1.5" isn't worth it.
     
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    Re: Any problems going to a 4\" lift?

    How're you gettin the lift in the back, blocks or shackle flip?
     
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    Re: Any problems going to a 4\" lift?

    I went from a 2.5" to a 4" lift. I wont go any higher. I think 4" lift is perfect. It I want bigger tires, I will just get out the sawzall and make them fit. Low center of gravity is a must for rockcrawling.

    Dan
     
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    Re: Any problems going to a 4\" lift?

    Maybe think about lowering your transfer case. I needed to on mine. Didn't think I would at only 4 inches, but I did. You might get lucky though. /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    Re: Any problems going to a 4\" lift?

    I'm using springs or a shackle flip/spring combo for my truck. I'll probably go all spring since I'm going to pull with this truck and I don't want wheel hop.
     
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    Re: Any problems going to a 4\" lift?

    To answer some questions...

    I allready have the t-case dropped

    I am going to use 4" lift springs in the rear

    Just installed a body lift (when I get the 4" springs) That's it! No more height for me.
     
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    Re: Any problems going to a 4\" lift?

    I'd go with a shackle flip instead of springs, cheaper and better flex... what more can you ask for.
     
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    Re: Any problems going to a 4\" lift?

    How did you guys drop your t-case? Did you just put some spacers in or did you get some kind of kit? Are you going to have to extend your drivelines?

    Thanks,
    Chris
     
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    Re: Any problems going to a 4\" lift?

    Just take the spacers already on the Tcase and move them to the top of the Tcase, make sense?
     
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    Re: Any problems going to a 4\" lift?

    i have a 4in lift, and didnt extend my vents
    where are my vents? how do i do it?
     
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    Re: Any problems going to a 4\" lift?

    i have pics posted on how I dropped my tcase with the factory spacers... pretty simple. I did the job by myself in about 20 mins... and I was going sloooow so as to be super-safe...

    J
     
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    Re: Any problems going to a 4\" lift?

    J, It would have taken me about 20 mins. BUt I was doing it on the driveway and the weight of it moved it around. I had to pull out some rope and wrap it around the rear axel and pull the case to line it up...
     
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    Re: Any problems going to a 4\" lift?

    sounds easy enough!
    Thanks,
     
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    Re: Any problems going to a 4\" lift?

    Have you seen that rubber hose that comes off both diffs? that's the vent tube. that is what you extend. You just get a longer hose and tie it up somewhere high. the suspension needs to be able to completely drop without putting any tension on that hose.
     

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