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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by foolhardy, Aug 3, 2005.

  1. foolhardy

    foolhardy Registered Member

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    so i went to go look at a blazer 1985 it had a lift on it but the lift was done red neck style 1 ton springs in the rear and drop shackles in the frount is this safe is it even off road worthy or is this guy just nuts
     
  2. blazerpro79

    blazerpro79 1/2 ton status

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    well how much lift was it... a couple inches up front with a shackle would keep the ride nice and smooth.. and 1 ton springs in the rear... that wouldnt make much of a lift... are you sure this is the situation??

    if its all true yes its offroad capable, rear wont flex well, front will. for mud its fine.
     
  3. foolhardy

    foolhardy Registered Member

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    i am dead serous it looked like 1 tons in thr rear but it only looked like it was rased just a rew inches
     
  4. muddyblzr

    muddyblzr 1/2 ton status

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    the only way one ton springs will fit in the rear is if they guy moved the shackle hangar back a few inches. 1 ton springs are 56'' and half ton springs are 52''. the big shackles up front will make it ride like crap since the shackle wont move. it also gives you a crappy pinion angle. look at the other parts of the truck as long as it doesnt look abused the lift can be easily fixed with quality parts like a ord or sky flip kit and some tuff country lift springs.
     
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    muddyblzr 1/2 ton status

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    blazerpro79 1/2 ton status

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    how big are those front shackles?
     
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    Roz 1/2 ton status

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    can u put a pic of it up? maight be a jimmy (no pun :rolleyes: ) rig set up in general
     
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    :haha:
     

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