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Anybody ever lifted this way

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by blazingboy, Jan 9, 2002.

  1. blazingboy

    blazingboy 1/2 ton status

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    Anybody ever tryed puttin add a leafs in the front with a rear block lift.It is alot cheaper than a lift kit and not as much work although I have heard the add a leafs start to sag in the front after time.Anybody tryed it let me know.
     
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    Any time you put a block in the front for lifting purposes, I hope you have a good lawyer for when the blocks slip out and the people you hit will sue you for an ungodly amount of money. [​IMG]

    To make a long explaination short: DO NOT INSTALL LIFT BLOCKS ON THE FRONT, <font color=blue>PERIOD</font color=blue>!!!



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    I haven't tried it but it doesn't seem it would work too well considering stock front springs have a negative arch. It seems to me all the weight of the truck will be on that one add-a-leaf! You also don't want to put a block in the front! If that block is kicked out, you could lose control of the truck! I wouldn't recommend it but I'm sure others can add some more input.

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    You beat me to it!

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  5. Esteban86K5

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    most add a leafs I've seen have a positive arch. Your stock Blazer front leafs have a negative arch. How high do you want to go? And as far as it being easier I don't see it being easier, You'd have to drop the axle and pull the leafs apart, where a new lift all you have to do is pull the axle take fornt and rear bolts out pull the leafs out and put in the new leaf springs in. Maybe if you just want an inch you could put ORD's add a leaf in the front and rear. just my .02.

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    I Think he is talking about a add-a-leaf up front and a block in the rear. You would have to be insane to put a block in the front! I have an add-a-leaf in the front of my blazer. It was harder than putting new springs. You try to get those neg. arch springs to bend to a positive arch!!!!! Trail master makes add a leafs for the front Specificly for plowing. I would never us those again though. VERY rough and boucy ride.
     
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    I did it. It costed me $70 instead of the $500 I spent on my 4" lift kit.

    Sometimes I wish I still had it. It didn't ride crappy on my SWB pickup.

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    I did it. It costed me $70 instead of the $500 I spent on my 4" lift kit.

    Sometimes I wish I still had it. It didn't ride crappy on my SWB pickup.

    I gave it away. My friend uses it. It looks GREAT with 33s. He has an '86 Chevy K10 shortbox. He even has a name here but he never stops by. He is 86_Chevy_K10

    Tim
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    Sorry to ask you guys so many questions but if I put on the lift kit do I have to put new rear shocks or just put new dual ones in the front.
     
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    Any kind of lift front or rear you do...you need longer shock's.



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