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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by tecton, Feb 21, 2004.

  1. tecton

    tecton 1/2 ton status

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    I actually like the top blazer,even though lots of guys cant stand the whole "too much lift " thing,i think tall looks cool.Wouldnt ever lift mine that way, but it looks cool....Jake /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    That caddy K5 person is a member on here, don't remember if he's a bluebie or orangie tho /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    That 2nd one for about 5 grand less probably wouldn't be bad. Drop another grand into it to fix the body and it would make a good DD /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Yeah, and I remember he tried to sell his K5 in the garage and got flamed not only for breaking the rules, but for asking a ridiculous price! /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    didn't he get banned because he was told it was against the rules the first time but still posted it a second? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    That top blazer with 17 inches of lift has been for sale for over a year now. I know that because winston salem is about 20 miles from me, and when I was looking for a K5 in october of 2002, I found it for sale on autotrader, and for the same price I believe. Hmmm, maybe it would sell if they lowered their price once.
    -Harrison
     
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    If thats the case, next time you go by there, tell them you know someone who will give them $5K for it, today! /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    [​IMG] 17 inches of lift ??? Be intresting to hear how they got the 17 inches. What name brand on what parts.
     
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    You can do 17 easy if you fiddle with some numbers (37" tires over the stock 31" can be considered additional 6 inches if you're hunting for ways to say bigger numbers). I looked at a truck once that had 10 inches in springs alone, then 6 in the body (insane, I know). Put a shackle flip and some front lift blocks and you could be cruisin'.... /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
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    I've dreamed about building a truck like this...with gobs of lift so I can tower above everything else. I have done my homework and figured how to get that much lift. Its not hard and can be done with aftermarket parts.

    The list goes like this:

    12" Superlift front springs
    8" Superlift rear springs
    4" ORD shackle flip
    1" ORD zero-rates all 4 springs
    4" custom made aluminum body lift

    All that amounts right to 17" lift. Then depending on what tire size I wanted to run, I would trim the fenders accordingly.

    Another way to gain a few more inches in the front would be to lower/custom make some front spring hangers down another 2" or so. The front spring shackles can be 2" longer pieces, like the Hill shackles.
    Rear lift would simply be 3" blocks and eliminate the 1" zero-rate.

    Not bad for 19" total lift, huh? Even have some room to run the 49" IROKS. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif

    Oh yeah, one more thing: I would build all the above lift on any truck, but its gotta have 2.5 ton Rockwells. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    My 75 with 17 inches of lift, its not that hard to lift them that high with the right combo of stuff...

    12" Superlift springs
    3" body lift
    2" traction lift
    = 17" total lift

    44" swampers fit perfect under it. I lowered it down to 9 inches of lift with 39.5" swampers because it was easier to sell that way and it was becoming a pita to take wheeling anywhere because of being over height. We did the big and stupid thing once and got it out of our system.

    Now the Caddy blazer still got mine....its strange yes but loving it /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    that caddy k5 needs dubs
     
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    Here is a pic of it dirty /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif We did use it quite often and loved doing it. Ours had a 14 bolt rear, dana 60 front w/ 5.13 gears and locked with a 366 big block. The axles held up really well everything else gave us problems (blew the 454 first trip out, hence the freebie 366 tall deck), broke the tranny in 2, broke the crossover steering, wasted the power steering lines. I loved how it looked when it was that big it was just a nightmare to drive and it never saw the pavement except on test and tune runs.

    btw...my tow rig the '82 'Burb was on 35's and its on a dropped tandem axle car trailer so it shows you how big it really was /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    JDblazer454: That K5 looks sweet on 44's, I love it when it's got some room between the tires and body. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    I have a friend with an 87K5 that has 25" of lift on 44" boggers! /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif
     
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    I have a friend with an 87K5 that has 25" of lift on 44" boggers! /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif

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    25" of lift... So 8" taller than the one in the pic? No front driveshaft? Front pinion pointing straight up?
     
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    JDblazer454: That K5 looks sweet on 44's, I love it when it's got some room between the tires and body. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    I have a friend with an 87K5 that has 25" of lift on 44" boggers! /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif

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    Thanks /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif

    25 inches!!!!! Yikes!!!!!!! I would love to know how that is accomplished /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     

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