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Anyone running a raked ride?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sled_dog, Jul 1, 2004.

  1. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    Just put the back Iroks on the K5 and realized my suspicions about my guess work fabbing were right. The rear sits about 2" higher than the front. Think I should bother with a zero rate up front? Maybe push the axle out a little bit too up front. My last K5 was raked and sometimes I liked it, others I thought it stupid but it was all a looks thing, and I really think this would be as well.
     
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    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Mine is level, that is what looks good in my book...
     
  3. mrk5

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    My vote would be level.

    I think anytime a blazers sits lower, front or rear, it looks like it has wore out suspension.
     
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    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    [ QUOTE ]
    My vote would be level.

    I think anytime a blazers sits lower, front or rear, it looks like it has wore out suspension.

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    Agreed, Blazers are too short for a sag or rake.
     
  5. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Mine sits up just so you can barely notice it with my trailbox and spares on board. Looks good, no saggy booty /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    I like it witht he " in heat " look. cause by the time you load it full of gear it level or even less.
     
  7. sled_dog

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    thats the other thing, only thing in the bed is the fuel cell and its empty. So gear, full size spare, and cell full it will probably come down quite a bit.
     
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    thats the other thing, only thing in the bed is the fuel cell and its empty. So gear, full size spare, and cell full it will probably come down quite a bit.

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    I'd say try it for a season and see if you like. If not then make the change.
     
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    i prefer it to be higher over the rear axle verses the front, its easier to see over our "small" hoods that way.
     
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    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    I always like just a touch high in the tail. 2" might be too much. 1" is just right I think so throw some gear in there or a few of your pals and see what that does.
     
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    I keep thinking the title says naked /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif
     
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    Mines not raked, but A-1 because I lifted the front more and havent leveled it out yet.
    I prefer level. When you see a truck raked, it looks like its got a stick up its butt. Atleast when its A-1 it looks more like its launching. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    I'd say leave it. As stated by you and others, once you throw in tools, spares, gear, etc. it'll probably be about perfect. Plus, you've got built-in correction for the inevitable saggy-butt disease.
     
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    I think leveling a truck is one of the main benefits to lifting it in the first place.

    Mine sits too tall in the back, and it pisses me off.
     
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    Mine was high in the back. Didn't bother me until someone else said something about it /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif...then I started to notice it /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif...Now it's level, and I like it /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    There is a K5 here in town with a 6" lift and it is raked and I think it looks stupid, but that just MHO...

    Chris
     
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    How much gear do you normally carry?
    /forums/images/graemlins/grind.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grind.gif
     
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    Im opposite of you, mine sits ass end low. It does handle well in the desert but I drag the hitch on EVERYTHING, but I did raise it back up and inch or so the other night. Looks a little better, but it still needs to be higher.
     
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    ramjet gmc CK5 Staff Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    with the gear in it and a cage it would sit level i bet but do you plan on putting the top back on ????
     
  20. sled_dog

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    not a chance. Roof will likely be gone before the weekend is over, just not sure about cutting that off yet.
     

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