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Homemade lift kit

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 1985K20, Apr 20, 2005.

  1. 1985K20

    1985K20 1/2 ton status

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    can i put 3 inch blocks between leaf/diff. all around without having to get longer pitman arm...a guy i know told me he did it and it was fine :confused:

    Myself i'm pretty sure i need that longer pitman arm...am I right or not

    his was 1/2 ton, mine's 3/4 ton
     
  2. dheavychevy38

    dheavychevy38 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    blocks in the front is a no no
     
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    Blocks are bad m'kay!!!
     
  4. 1985K20

    1985K20 1/2 ton status

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    ok what's so bad about front blocks and i still dont know if i can use my stock pitman arm??
     
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    PhoenixZorn 1/2 ton status

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    the limit for a stock pitman is a 2.5 inch lift I think... any more than that and you need to get a new one.

    blocks are bad because 1. they are unstable and will make your truck ride funny and 2. because they are absolutely unsafe... if your back blocks break, you just drag your ass until you can stop... if your front blocks break, you lose your front axle and all control of the truck... 3. I think they are illegal.
     
  6. 1985K20

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    thanks for the explaination...i'll just order myself 4 fairly strong leafs and slap them on...this should give me about 2 inches
     
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    You can get a full Tough Country suspension for a blazer with shocks for like $400... 4 inch lift and better ride.
     

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