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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Paxx, Apr 13, 2004.

  1. Paxx

    Paxx 1/2 ton status

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    Ok I just swapped a d44 in my front end and put in a used set of 2.5" lift springs. I have to match the rear to the front now. I am going to use blocks only because it is a very small lift.

    I think that the springs have probably sagged a bit since they were 2.5"s tall but it is kinda hard to tell with the new tires on there. I have some 1" blocks laying around and I think it will be pretty close when the 14bff goes in.

    My question is how much lift should I expect to get going from a 10 bolt to a 14bff? It would be nice to try and plan this rear end thing ahead of time. I am hoping I will not have to buy bigger blocks for the rear.

    Thnx
    ~Max
     
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    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    My question is how much lift should I expect to get going from a 10 bolt to a 14bff?

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    Probably none. Maybe the 3/8" difference in the axle tube diameters, that's about it.
     
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    /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif ok thnx Tim.

    Is there an easy way to figure out how much lift the front springs gave me? Or do I just keep adding blocks till it looks level and thats the height I need?
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Start with a 2.5" block...your rear springs have probably sagged too so it should be pretty close.

    Rene
     

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