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I ordered a 6" lift now what?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by RIDNHIGH, Nov 10, 2001.

  1. RIDNHIGH

    RIDNHIGH Registered Member

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    I ordered a 6\" lift now what?

    I went ahead and ordered the 6" Genuine Susepension lift from 4 Wheel Drive Parts. It was only $420 shipped.. With 6" of lift what else will i need to do to the truck in order to run it if anything? Brake lines? Pitman arm?
    Let me know!
     
  2. Re: I ordered a 6\" lift now what?

    4"-6"steering arm should be enough to correct the steering. Brakelines brackets will need dropped and front lines longer. Wouldn't hurt to lower the transfer case too (1"). Shims to give you better angles. Not sure on driveshafts, but from what I have heard 6" and up will need custom shafts.

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    Re: I ordered a 6\" lift now what?

    Get the 6" Skyjacker steering arm. I don't care what anyone says. The 4" arm ain't enough for a 6" lift.

    Either that or get the 2" pitman arm and the 4" steering arm.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
  4. RIDNHIGH

    RIDNHIGH Registered Member

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    Re: I ordered a 6\" lift now what?

    how much does that steering arm cost?
     
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    gokartergo 3/4 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    Re: I ordered a 6\" lift now what?

    4 in sterring arms are around 50 bucks so the 6 in shouldn't be much more. I am pretty sure you will need to get new drivelines also...Dan

    If it ain't broke.......Don't fix it....
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  6. Re: I ordered a 6\" lift now what?

    Call me a dumba$$ but aren't those steering arms are 4" to 6" arms not 4" or 6" if I rememeber when I ordered mine a few years back. They are $50 to $60 bucks.

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    Re: I ordered a 6\" lift now what?

    Here is what I needed with my 6" lift...

    4-6" Steering Arm $50
    Skyjacker 2" drop pitman arm $80
    Procomp extended Braided steel brake lines $90
    Superlift 1" frt driveshaft spacer $50
    New shackle bolts $20 at GM dealer
    Extened rear driveshaft (CV shaft)

    ORD steering brace if you don't have it yet... shocks? Dual steering stabilizer

    -Mikey
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    Re: I ordered a 6\" lift now what?

    and what i did

    2 in drop pitman arm $75ish
    4in raised steering arm part of rough country lift kit
    Skyjacker SS brake lines $90
    Bumpstops ( only one pair so far need another) $60 a set of 2
    front shaft Tom Woods Premium with grinding $370ish
    rear shaft Tom Woods CV shaft for a no tcase drop and no vibe $350
    front schakles ORD greasable $85
    steering box brace $105
    and dont forget the sway bar correct/disconnetcs $87
    dual steering ( down to one) $120
    tires? $500 for fairly new SS-TSL 36/12.5/16

    the list goes on and on

    maybe i should have got the four in lift &lt;img src=&amp;quot;http://coloradok5.com/forums/images/icons/smile.gif&amp;quot;&gt;
     
  9. RIDNHIGH

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    Re: I ordered a 6

    Thanks for all the input..
    Very Helpfull. But it sounds like to me if im gonna try to stay somewhat on a budget and do it right ill have to stick with a 4"
    lift with out cutting my end short on the quality aspect..
    What would you guys think,, little cheaper less parts and whatnot?
     
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    Re: I ordered a 6

    the most common problem with 4 wheeling is you only learn what you should have done right after you did exactly the opposite. Try to do it once the "right" way. test the depth before you dive in head first.

    -Zakk
    '77 K5 SB 400 TH350 NP203 p/t 6" Lift D60 14BFF 4.10's 36"Wrangler II's

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    Re: I ordered a 6

    I have the 4" raised steering arm and 2" drop pitman arm for sale. Both are brand spanking new. $125 shipped to your door for both of them.

    I'm not picking my nose...I'm just pointing at my brain!! [​IMG]

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    Re: I ordered a 6

    Im new at this 4 wheelin, and those would be the two components i need for my steering to work with a 6" lift right?
    I cant just use a 4"-6" pitman arm?
     
  13. Re: I ordered a 6

    stay with the 6" lift! everyone has a 4"- me included. my last blazer had a 6" and it looked bad ass. i had tuff country springs up front and blocks plus add-a-leave in back. you can get by just fine with the 4-6" arm! i was able to get by with just lengthening the rear shaft. i also shimmed the front axle and lowered the t case. you can add more goodies as you can afford it. use the dropped brake like brackets untill you can get longer ones. shims are like 10-20 bucks. the dropped t case spacers should be free if you have em on your rig. so really the only major expense over a 4 inch is the driveline. Go for it!!![​IMG]

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    Re: I ordered a 6

    Thanks for the good advice!
     
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    Re: I ordered a 6

    I disagree. I've never seen a 4" arm bring the drag link back to the right angle with a 6" lift.

    I believe Skyjacker makes a 6" arm, that'd be much better.

    Why they call it a 4-6" arm is that most people think you can do a 2" lift with no steering correction. They might be right. I don't think they are.

    I personally think you need 4 inches of correction for a 4 inch lift and 6 inches of correction for a 6". That way you can still turn all the way to the right...otherwise, you won't be able to turn as far to the right as you can to the left.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
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    all i said was he could get by with it until he had more dough- which he can. it would be great it we could all set up our rigs properly in one fell swoop but it just doesn't seem to work out that way. at least not for the economically challenged such as myself.

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    Re: I ordered a 6

    staying on budget while building up your truck???

    Who has ever done that? if it's not one thing it's another then another and so on....
    good luck staying on budget and if you do succed-- please post HOW you did it

    --Brandy

    IF ONLY THE 3 YEAR OLD COULD TURN A WRENCH
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