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Anyone know where to find suspension lifts for an S-10 Blazer

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Grey Goose, May 4, 2006.

  1. Grey Goose

    Grey Goose Registered Member

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    I am starting on a project to put a V-8 in my S-10 blazer and instead of modifying more **** i jsut wanna lift it right away because its something i wanted to do eventually..
     
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    1979jimmy350 1/2 ton status

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    how much lift are you wanting to do? Suspension lifts for the s-10's are pretty pricy becasuse they are IFS, if you want a good amount of lift your best bet is to do a SFA conversion and convert to coil springs or leaf springs up front
     
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    or buy something that already has a v8 and a solid axle. hmmm....like a k5?
     
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    if you are a member of Pavementsucks.com you can pm a member that goes by GeorgesBlazah....

    he has a 1998 s-10
    2" body lift
    6" superlift ifs lift
    34" ssr's

    rear is a measly spring over kit
    front ifs lift was a pita to put on.. we had the back done in 4 hrs on friday night....

    all day saturday was tearing down the front and starting the install by noon..
    finished late sunday night like 1am....

    so an entire weekend.. in my driveway....
    air compressor and welder at hand.... HAD to weld some stuff as instructions said YOU HAVE TO WELD.. to strengthen a few parts you have to cut...
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  5. Grey Goose

    Grey Goose Registered Member

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    I would like to get at least 6 inches worth of a suspension lift..i would like to be able to buy a lift that i could install on the truck without prior modifications..but how hard and what would it take to convert from ifs to sfa..and what exactly do those abreveations stand for?
     
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    IFS means independent front suspension. That is what is on the S-10 stock, it uses torsen bars and controal arms so each side can move independent from each other. SFA means soild front axle, this is what is stock in k-5's it consists of leaf springs and a axle.
     

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