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best lift? prerunner/rockcrawler/dailydriver

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by mike83blazer, Dec 17, 2002.

  1. mike83blazer

    mike83blazer Registered Member

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    I have an 83 blazer. I was thinking about a 4" roughcountry suspention lift with a 3" inch body lift and 33"-35" allterrain or mudterrain. any comments?

    Thanks
    Mike Pless
     
  2. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    i've heard rough country is really stiff. superlift super rides are really nice springs.
     
  3. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

    Bubba Ray Boudreaux 1 ton status

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    The first question you must ask yourself is what do you want to setup the truck for. Rockcrawling, desert running or mall running?
     
  4. Bullet

    Bullet 1/2 ton status

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    Go with a BDS all spring or with a rear shackle flip. I have hidden in different 4x4 with all different types of lift. I.M.O. BDS is the best suspension at a resonable price.
     
  5. BorregoK5

    BorregoK5 1/2 ton status

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    A lift soft somewhere close to 4" with lots of articulated down travel, tires between 35" and 37", beefed 1/2 or 1 ton running gear, functional swaybar with disconnects, long travel custom valvable shocks and a swaybar with disconnects. Thats about as close as your going to get in covering everything unless you bypass airbag it and loosen it up a bit more for rock crawling.
     
  6. bryguy00b

    bryguy00b 3/4 ton status

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    how much do BDS.(4") lifts go for?
     
  7. fourwheelerjeff

    fourwheelerjeff 1/2 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    I have hidden in different 4x4 with all different types of lift

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    why were you hiding in different 4x4, what did the owners say, can you really tell that much by hiding out /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    just messin' with ya'
     
  8. Sandman

    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    You dont need those Being reliable is a major goal for mine. I like to hit the back wood trails that don't see much use. So The mods I'd recomened would be: 3/4 Ton axles (cheaper then 1 Ton, but 1 Ton is better) and either a 4" or 6" suspension lift, and 33" to 36" tires. Now I don't know how you feel about trimming fenders, so I'll leave that one alone. That'll get ya out in the woods.
     
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    fourwheelerjeff 1/2 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    $470 w/shocks. That's in Omaha, NE.
     
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    Bullet 1/2 ton status

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    You can tell a lot about how a 4x4 rides when your hiding undeeneath a bed, clutching on for dear life while holding onto the truck's axle. OR, when your in the back seat covered with a canvas tarp, so the driver doesn't see you.






















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    It was supposed to be "ridden" instead of "hidden" /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif

    I ar en Englesh majer in Collage /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Good Gawd man... /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
  12. Michael

    Michael 1/2 ton status

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    crate motor??? Isn't this the "what lift" post...... jeff step away from the keyboard......deep breath...... /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
  13. TX Mudder

    TX Mudder 1/2 ton status

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    A lot of the guys on this site go w/ 4" lifts, but I prefer the 6" instead. Yes, the CG will be higher, but at least you won't have to hack as much fender.
    Do not buy Rancho or Genuine Suspension springs - they are quite stiff.
    As for 33 vs 35" tires, if you buy the 33s you'll always wish you had spend the extra $50 and got 35's. 33's are too small.
    -- Mike
     

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