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feedback on lift kits

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by REDCRO_REDNECK, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. REDCRO_REDNECK

    REDCRO_REDNECK 1/2 ton status

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    I am curious to know how you guys with 2" lifts and 4" lifts like them.

    I have a 1987 i want to lift, change axles wheels and tires. the thing is the truck is my ony truck so it has to pull trailers and haul the same as it does now.

    how does a 2" drive with no steering mods?

    will a 4 inch seem wobbly towing.
     
  2. Thunder

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    I have a 4" RC lift on my K5. I tow quite a bit with it. It tows my 2500 Lb boat and 2500 Lb utillity trailer just fine. Steady as a rock.
     
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    Col_Sanders 3/4 ton status

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    I have a 4" Superlift. They are pretty stiff.
     
  4. slyguy_22

    slyguy_22 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Heck i have 8" springs on the front and 4" springs / shackle flip and i pull my 2500lb boat just fine and its bout 120 miles to the lake. and i cruise bout 75 on the highway. Lifted trucks (if done properly) will tow just fine.
     
  5. Big Blzn

    Big Blzn 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Seems that if you tow a lot of things for work and play a blazer is about the poorest choice I can think of to do that particular task. Short wheel base, lifted, big tires, probably a decent size engine at best if not modified, etc, etc. If you can go buy an old 2wd pig to do your tow duties that might be your best option.
     
  6. Thunder

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    :screwy: :screwy:

    Blazers are good tow rigs if kept within their limits.(under 4 k) I tow thousands of miles a year with my "lifted , big tires,short wheel base, poor choice tow vehicle k5,". No problem.
    Jees....... It is a half ton truck ...... Not a GD mini van
     
  7. REDCRO_REDNECK

    REDCRO_REDNECK 1/2 ton status

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    you guys with the 4 inch kits what form of steering correction do you use?
     
  8. mr.smartass

    mr.smartass 1 ton status Premium Member

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    The steering arm that came with the lift kit, soon to be crossover steering.
     
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    Dropped pitman arm.
     
  10. Big Blzn

    Big Blzn 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Yes. You are right to some degree. However, we are not really sure what type of towing he is doing. All I mentioned is that if there is a lot of towing (daily basis) there are other trucks to be had for cheap that tow better than a short wheelbase K5. Use logic, LWB = Better Towing Capability; SWB = Poor Towing Capability. Not an expert by any stretch but that's "towing 101" BTW 4k lbs is a very sad tow capacity for any 1/2 truck.:rolleyes:
    Just so you know the Chevy Equinox, your "GD minivan," has a tow capacity of 3500 lbs not too much diff than yout K5. The real 1/2 ton silverado is 10.5K lbs. Which would you rather tow with?:D

    http://www.chevrolet.com/trailering/
     
  11. Thunder

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    The only 1/2 ton Silverado that has a 10.5K is the Extended cab with the Max tow package. 9.5 inch rear and 6.0L engine
    The base 1/2 ton has the exact same tow/weight capicity as a Blazer
     

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