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Colorado K5 guys

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BLZN4FN, Feb 2, 2003.

  1. BLZN4FN

    BLZN4FN 1/2 ton status

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    What size lift and tires are you all running?
    I like to do spring creek,Iron chest,hollycross ect..
    Im in the build up stage I have a 6in lift springs ft
    ORD withs 2.5 rear springs and a set of 37 SSR. all the
    parts are on the floor now I'm building the axles now.
    I looked at the post from tx85gmcguy His K5 looks sweet
    but is mine going to be that high?? if so I think 4in would be better. Any input would be nice plus maybe a pic of your
    K5.
    Thanks,
    Bo /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
  2. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    I haven't run many trails in CO yet, but everyone I am seeing here is running 37-39" swampers with about 6" lift or so. Another key that I have to say is how well your suspension works. My standard suspension doesn't work for crap compared to Toby or Shawn's blazers. I was with them last night and they have spent alot of time and money on getting there suspensions right and they work VERY well. It is all about learning what works and what doesn't. I can't really help you with what works and doesnt because mine doesn't work all that well yet.
     
  3. Highlander

    Highlander 1/2 ton status

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    I don't see why you couldn't use the 6in springs. For me I think 4in is just about right.


    Eric
     
  4. BLZN4FN

    BLZN4FN 1/2 ton status

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    I was just thinking about the tip over factor.
    If I had 6" lift how much lift does 37" tires add?
    I went over to Steve Fox's house about 3 weeks ago
    and saw the famous K5 he has about 5" lift with 39's
    with lift and tires how tall would that be??
    Thanks agine,
    Bo
     
  5. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    with 7" in the front and 6" in the back and 36"s i'm 11" taller than a stock 4wd sub.
     

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