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Do I need to rotate my axles?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Dieselmh, Jan 10, 2002.

  1. Dieselmh

    Dieselmh 1/2 ton status

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    If I lift my K5 8 inches with springs, do I need to cut, rotate, and weld my axles to get proper angles, or will shims work? I know that it could get really expensive to rotate a D60 and 14 bolt, because I don't think that it's something I would feel comfortable doing. I hate to waste all that money if it's not necessary. Has anybody done an 8 inch suspension lift here? If so, let me know what I need to look for and what to expect.

    Diesel

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  2. ChadH82

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    The expensive part is having someone rotate the FRONT axle. I'm not sure if you would have to do that for a 8" lift or not. I'm going to have around that much and I don't plan on doing it but who knows. To correct the rear you can just use shims, move the spring hangers, or do a shackle flip.

    Chad
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