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Going from a 6" lift to an 8" lift

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BlueKnight, Jan 16, 2002.

  1. BlueKnight

    BlueKnight 1/2 ton status

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    Going from a 6\" lift to an 8\" lift

    Im going from a 6" superlift super ride lift to an 8" superlift. I did everything right the first time. Custom drive line, dropped T case, and pitman arm. It works well the way it is but im adding 2" more. Superlift says I do not need to change the shocks and adding the old add a leafs in the back should give you a level truck. I didnt lengthen the brake lines the first time. Do you think I will and what else do you think will be needed? I am having it done tomorrrow as well my truck sits up so high for jack stands it just isnt safe to do it at home.

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    Re: Going from a 6\" lift to an 8\" lift

    you will need to get new brake lines so you can flex and trust me if you go wheeling with me you will need to flex lol unless we go to sand lake but then again ask frank how i wheel at sand lake[​IMG] lol

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    Re: Going from a 6\" lift to an 8\" lift

    Yes you definitely have some Scotty blood in you. And he was insane.I'll miss Broncosaurus. It was so cool being bigger than a Ford :)

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    Re: Going from a 6\" lift to an 8\" lift

    <font color=purple> I would think you should have lengthened the brake lines with the 6", so for sure with the 8" .

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    Re: Going from a 6

    Daniel, PM 55Willy (Jeremy), he was up the other day at my house measuring and fabbing up my rear shock relocation bracketry, and mentioned he has a source down in Eugene that can make up the braided stainless steel brake lines in any length you need for $20 per line..................the Pro Comp's I am running that I got from ORD cost $95 for the set for example.

    Let me know if and when you want the jack and jackstands.

    Like Shannon said, doing the brake lines will be worth it if you do any flexing at all. Plus its a good excuse to flush your brake system [​IMG] with lots of fluid when you bleed it. I ended up needing to have the system power-bled when we put the D60/14BFF/new lines in but only cost $60 and it stops extremely well.

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    Re: Going from a 6

    Wow how'd I miss this thread..I thought nothing gets passed me,LOL. yes Frank is right, I have a place down here that can do up the lines for$20. In fact I'm going there tomorrow to get the prices and length. I have a few people on here interested so I maybe able to get a discount with how many I will be looking at (15 lines total so far)..So be on the look out for a post on sizes and prices tomorrow!



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