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best lift?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by scotty1, Jan 8, 2002.

  1. scotty1

    scotty1 1/2 ton status

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    OK here is a can o worms. What would be the best lift for a Blazer or a Burb in the 4" to 6" range?

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    mmmmm you'll get 100 replies and 100 different answers...first off, how do you plan to use the rig??
    tires?? wanting to trim?

    Most will say go with a ORD flip and TC springs, some nice long shocks and poly bushings through out.

    for a 6" go with 6" front springs and a 4" ORD flip with a 2" rear spring. You'll need longer brakelines on both kits

    and look at ORD swaybar disco's and front shackles too.

    Drivelines may need to be adjusted but each truck is different.

    Just my .02 enjoy!



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    I will be using it as a weekend warrior/ daily driver, not into hard core trails. I am leaning toward less lift(4") with fender triming to fit 35"-36" tires. Will probably regear and stuff in a locker. I found a good 91 Blazer but it is a diesel and I am more of a gas man.

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    With the 4" I would lean towards the ORD flip, or do the homemade one, and get a set of 4" TC springs from ORD as well.
    Trim the fenders and bolt on some 35's.


    I'm surprised no one else has replied[​IMG]

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    I did the 4" tuff country ez ride springs in front and 6" tuff country ez-rides in the rear. It sat about level with the top on, about a 1/2 higher in the rear. Thats what tuff country's tech line recomended. I can get my big arched springs to flex almost as good as a shackle flip, but dont get the disadvantages that the shackle flip causes.

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    i did a 4" BDS lift with all new springs, and it still sits unlevel so i'm gona go with an aditional 2.5 lift with a ORD skackle flip....i don't have mush experience with different springs but i've been in a blazer with super lift springs and mine rides alot better.........

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    Get the Diesel. You can do anything to it since it is smog exempt.

    4" with 35 -36s will probably rub bad enough that you will need to remove your fenderwells when you cut.

    I am trimming due to rubbing with a full 6" and 35 MTRs.

    Dave

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    What offset rims are you running dave? I ran 35" MTRs on 9" wide outlaw IIs with 3.5" backspacing and they rubbed, but not bad enough to get rid of inner fender wells. I am now running 10" wide black rockcralwers with 4" backspacing and same thing rub, but not that bad. I still havent cut the fenders. I didnt on the original fenders, I just let the clear themselves, and I am doing the same thing with these fenders.

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    i went with a 6" BDS lift, and wouldn't ever look back, it rides 10 times better then my friends blazer that has a superlift kit under it.

    but thats just my opinion , i am not saying superlift is junk, i just felt that mine was a nicer ride.

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    My wheels are 16x10 with 4.25" backspacing. I will not need to trim the fenderwell but I have cut the outside lip of the fender in the lower rear.

    I have 4" procomp springs ft, 1" zero rate,1" body and the tires rubbed. Must be flexy..... :)

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    Yea mines flexy too, but I was just wondering why you would take them out. I can get my tire to rub the top of the inner fender wheels on complete flex and makes the lovely rubbing noise, but wont take them out untill I go to 39.5s

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    OK - I only lifted 4" on the first stage and there was no way I would get full flex out of my setup with the fenderwell. The tire would wedge against the fender and well so hard I couldn't turn the wheel. And the front springs were not saggy. In fact with the D60 it would sit a little high in the front even after the break in drop.

    And it still rubs with the extra 2" plus new poly mounts!

    I don't see how 4" lift and 35s will work without the major trimming. But each vehicle is different.

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    1 more. I didn't/will not take them out.

    With the 4" mine rubbed front and rear but I never checked to see if it rubbed the top.

    Are you able to stear if required?

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    Not a whole lot when its fully tucked. Thats why its getting crossover soon :)

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    Holy shite!!! Just looked at pics of your blazer. I bet the tires rub now.... Bummer.
    Did you have a cage? Looks like one in the rear.....

    Lucky you walked away.

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    Has a full cage now, nothing when it rolled. I have replaced the front end and got the roof back up to where it is supose to be.

    86Jimmy 4"&35"MTRs,87 burb 4"&33"MT,69Firebird w/525 hp,and 70GTO live in PHX,AZ<a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/modifierperformance>My vehicles</a>
     
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    dessert dueler,

    what is the disadvantage of a shackle flip? i too am trying to figure out if i'm going to put in a shackle flip or just taller springs.

    thanks

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    I checked on the diesel and it has a 6" Super lift, with what I have heard about Super lift I think I will pass. I have the 2" Super lift on my 94 S-10 and the ride is way harsh but one can get used to it after you crank the T-bars back down.

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