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Extended front shackle reveiw finished

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by CK5, Sep 19, 2000.

  1. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    I just finished the Hill 4 Wheel Drive front extended shackle review if anyone is interested. I'm going to bed now, me need sleep.

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    looks good. Enjoy your nap.

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    aint nuthin in the world like a heavy chevy!!
     
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    what is your over-all lift? is it 5 5/8", or is it closer to 4 5/8" or 5"?
     
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    My lift is 1-5/8" taller in the front, if my front 4" springs were still at 4" then I would have 5-5/8", but who really knows for sure if my 4" springs were still 4", 200# between bumper and winch

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    DID THIS MAKE THE FRONT END SIT HIGHER THAN THE REAR OR DID IT ALREADY SIT LOWER IN THE FRONT BECAUSE OF THE HEAVY BUMPER?

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    Thanks Steve

    That is what I was wondering if your springs had started to sag a little, but who really knows what the true lift is after accesories

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    Hell, who know what the true lift is before accesories, 4" of lift will be different for all 4" springs, all I know is that it sits 1-5/8" higher now, keep in mind that the shim added about a 1/4" to that height.

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    The front was a little lower to begin with, it now sits about level, maybe a tad lower in the back. I plan on getting new springs at some point, what is cool is, I only need to get maybe a 4" spring in the front with a 1" in the back to have a 5" or so lift. The lower amount of lift I can get out of the springs the softer ride as well as better articulation.

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