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How much should i lift my new k5?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by wraenking, May 8, 2003.

  1. wraenking

    wraenking 1/2 ton status

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    some suggestions would be great. mostly i would be driving around town, driving to island beach state park to surf fish, and put my boat in and out of the water once a year. i have not yet been trailing, (at least with mine), and dont plan on doing it any time soon. so what do you think would be the best lift for me?

    i was thinking 4" suspension with 35's. too much for what i do? any pics would be great too.

    thanks guys
     
  2. jekbrown

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    consider how the rig is used... why lift it at all? Not trying to be a smart ass or anything, but unless you just want a lift for asthetic (sp?) reasons I'm not sure I see the point...

    j
     
  3. wraenking

    wraenking 1/2 ton status

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    well, a lift will help out a lot on the beach. a lot of people get stuck out there. just looking for some suggestions
     
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    I would say 4" with 33's or 35's. Best bang for the buck without starting to get to expensive ie. 6"= lengthen rear driveshaft. I have 4" with 33's pics in my link below if it helps.

    -Brian
     
  5. jakeslim

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    NJ has a law that all lifts must be 6".





    ok, just kidding.
     
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    if you dont want to go that big 2 1/2inch w/ 33s or 4inch w/ 35s, a 4inch with 33s looks goofy at least it did on mine.
     
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    Check how your current gears will work with your intended tires.

    You may be mad if your truck runs bad after spending all that time and money....

    Your gears just might answer the question for you....
     
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    don;t know what 33s you had but I know a k5 wiht 4" and 33 BFG ATs. Looks good. Heck a k5 comes to my work with 6" lift and 33s that didn't look bad. I think mine with 4" and my 33s would look bad since they measure 31" tall.
     
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    i think tire width, type, and air pressure will prolly have more to do with doing well in the annual sand experience than a suspension lift, but thats just my opinion. As far as lifts go, yeah, a 2.5" lift would be good and cheap, especially if you installed it yourself. BDS and tough country make good lifts. 2.5 would be good cause it would allow you to run a nice set of AT 33s and you wouldnt have to mess around with lengthening the driveshafts and all that jazz.

    j
     

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