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Factory Lift?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 89K5guy, Jul 24, 2005.

  1. 89K5guy

    89K5guy 1/2 ton status

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    I recently bought a 1989 K5 that looks to me to possibly have a lift kit but not of the aftermarket nature.The front leaf springs still have the negative
    arch.The back leaf springs have no blocks present and look original.It currently has 33s and still has plenty of clearance.I owned a 79 K5 years ago
    that I installed a 4" lift on and this 89 seems to sit about the same height.It also has the factory quad shocks up front.Can anybody shine some light on this for me? :confused:
     
  2. spearchucker

    spearchucker 1/2 ton status

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    Maybe it has a body lift. How much space is there between the frame rail and the body?
     
  3. 89K5guy

    89K5guy 1/2 ton status

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    No body lift.Good point though.
     
  4. Muddytazz

    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    Was it a county or state service vehicle originally? Some of them were bought by the state with HD suspension for mountainous driving like for the forest service.
     
  5. MattK

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    pictures would probably help a ton.
     
  6. the beast

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    There was an original ZR2 or Z71 package that came in mid to late 80's trucks. 4" from the factory. I use to have one.
     

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