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Body Lift

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by blazer_87, Oct 1, 2001.

  1. blazer_87

    blazer_87 Registered Member

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    I have an 87 Blazer. I am new to fourwheel drives and blazers. Right now the Blazer is not lifted at all and has 32x11.50s. What is the biggest tires I can use with a 2" body lift? and 3" body lift? Also what else should I be aware of such as hoses, brake lines, etc at both 2" and 3"?
     
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    Ok, with 2 and 3" of body lift, you don't have to worry about any brake line, hose, or fuel lines. you will have to worry about tranny linkage and lower fan shroud.
    Boss

    Pic of my truck Before N' After
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    blazer_87 Registered Member

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    Thanks! Any suggestions for brand of body lift? What about tire size, it will be a everyday driver. I was thinking 35s max but I would like bigger than the 32s that are on there.
     
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    I've used Performance Accessories before and it pretty much came with everything needed. Did not come with bumper relocation, but you can get that seperate. I've done 4 body lifts btw, 2 were 3" performance Accessories (back in the day) and 2 were ORDs 1" body.
    As for tire size, I think 33" would fit nicely, but maybe 35" with some fender trimming.
    Boss

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    blazer_87 Registered Member

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    What did you do on your frontend to give that range of motion? Is that an everyday driver? Thanks
     
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    FYI - I had 32s on my 85 with no lift. I added a 4" suspension lift and 35s and all was good on the road (also used 10" wide rims). But, this weekend was my rigs first serious off-roading since all the mods. Well, on the CB, they started calling my "fenderless boy". Ever hear a fender being ripped away by the lugs of a BFG MT? Well, everyone in my trail group now has!

    I am adding a 1" ORD body lift this weekend with bushwacker cut-out flares to go along with the 4" suspension lift I already have. If you are only going with 2 or 3" body lift, I wouldn't recommend anything bigger than 33" tires. I know some guys say otherwise (and I used to as well), but bigger means you will eventually be eating your fenders. I'm just glad my tires won and not the fenders! They still have all their lugs!

    Brian
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    Thanks for the advice! Forgive my ignorance but what is ORD?
     
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    Like I said, if he trims the fender, they will fit (35")

    Do you mean tire range of motion? My trucks were dailys yes. I dont' have those trucks anymore, this current one is a daily btw. The first one was on an S10. The other was my 75' and I had that with the the 4" susp lift, so I didn't trim till I lowered it till 1" body lift. I personally don't like any body lift over 1" now. Back then was different.
    Boss

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    ORD = Offroad Designs My Tribute
     
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    I was looking at the pic with the blue blazer on the loading dock (on your link). When I asked about range of motion I was referring to how far the left wheel is extended out from the blazer. Again I am new to this and learning.
     
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    What kind of suspension lift would you recommend? I dont think I want to put more that 35s on it. Are you saying go with suspension first because its my everyday driver or for offroading?

    <P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by blazer_87 on 10/01/01 03:07 PM.</FONT></P>
     
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    Hi!

    Take a look around my web-page. Link below. I think you will get at least some answers, anything else just ask.
    I wheel mine with 4"Pro Comp suspensionlift + 3" Black Diamond bodylift and my 35 12,5 Mud/T on 10" rims dont hit even with my fat fenderflares..[​IMG]

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    Yes. Lift it and you WILL eventually take it off road. I lifted mine 4". Then my 32s looked so small. You can see some of my pics of the lift and with 32s thru this My Tribute
     
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    Man i have a 6 in suspension w/ 35's and i was doing a shallow ditch type thing pretty fast and when i was coming up my BFG rubbs the fender... not bad tho, it gets rid of the surface rust on my fender ahahha. Other than that i can flex ALOT w/out rub with a 6in suspension.. my friend has a 3" body lift with 33's with good room he cna flex and do alot... 35's would be pushing it with a 3" without any fender trimming.

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    I've got an 83K5 with 2.5 Trailmaster front springs and a rear block with a add-a-leaf.1in ORD body lift running on 35BFG's I have cut the front fenders. I have yet to rub the tires (yes it's been offroad) When I did my body lift I also replaced my gas tank filler hose I felt that it was to short. Also had to trim the fan shroud and adjust the tranny linkage.
    Eric

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