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general lift/axel question

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by testosterone, Dec 8, 2002.

  1. testosterone

    testosterone Registered Member

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    I want to get my axles first...Im thinking of 1 ton units...now, when I go looking for suspension lifts do I look for 1 ton lifts or do I still look for 1/2 ton lifts? does this make sense? I have bad bronchitis and my mind isnt all here.
    thanks
     
  2. rockink5

    rockink5 1/2 ton status

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    You would buy the lift for the model truck you have, not the axles you are using. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  3. Swanson52

    Swanson52 1/2 ton status

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    You would buy the lift for the model truck you have, not the axles you are using

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    U-bolt sizes are different betwwen 1/2 and 3/4 ton, and 3/4 and 1 ton. You will need to know what axles are going to be used. That being said, if you are going to use 1 ton axles, you will need to get a lift FOR a one ton. However, if you plan to use rear springs, you will need to get the springs for a 1/2t, 3/4t or K5, as the rear springs on these rigs are 52", while a 1 ton's rears are 56".
     

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