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going from 6 inch lift to 4 inch

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BranndonC, May 20, 2002.

  1. BranndonC

    BranndonC 3/4 ton status

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    It would be a little safer for me to take 2 inches off my lift, but i'm not sure how dfficult that would be. Can anyone tell me?
     
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    Triaged 1/2 ton status

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    Start by taking the add-a-leaf out of the rear springs. Then you can deside what you want to do w/ the front. You could either try and remove a leaf (which will make them alot softer than they are now), try and trade someone for some 4" leaves, or just by new leaves (around $200).
     
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    Ill trade ya lift kits.
     
  4. BranndonC

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    i'm not sure how to do anything.. is there a book i could buy on subjects like this? is it easy to so myself?
     
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    Taking out the add-a-leaf would not take too much time. I would start there. You could do it in just a few hours and see what you think. Then decide what you want to do w/ the front.
    To do the rear:
    put truck on jackstands (you need to have some tall enough to reach the frame)
    Remove the u-bolts and rear axle
    Remove the center pin and add-a-leaf
    Put in a new center pin and bolt the rest of the stuff back up.

    The front is the same except that you also have to undo the spring eye bolts. They should come off easy because your truck is fairly new (at least it is compaired to mine) and they were removed when the lift springs were put in.
     
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    I'm willing to trade, too.
     
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    Fyi, check the thread length on your u bolts before you remove the add-a-leaf to see if you have enough threads to tighten down the mount. I remember way back when I had a leaf added to a 3/4 ton Suburban, that I had to go to a longer u bolt. Could be a 3/4 ton thing.
     
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    If you wanna get rid of your add-a-leaves, send one my way! (yes, just one, damned collapsed spring!)
     

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