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Is There A Easy Way To Gain An Extra Inch Of Lift????

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Monster, Jan 2, 2004.

  1. Monster

    Monster Registered Member

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    My 86K5 has 4"suspension lift and 2" body lift. I am in the middle of putting a 14bolt SF on it and changing the front diff. Is there a cheap and simple way of adding another inch of lift some how. Its time for rims and tires I want to run 38's.

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  2. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Zero-rates sandwiched under the leaf springs or a 1" body lift. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    Yep, like Wes said. Zero rates are the way to go.
     
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    As the guys said, zero rates - and since you only have 6 posts, you might not know what they are or where to get them - www.offroaddesign.com is the place.............
     
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    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Also, IF you go with 38's I would suggest getting a D60 front along with your 14BFF if you wheel it much because you will probably have problems with a D44 or 10B. WIth one tone gear that will raise you one inch just from the bigger axle tubes and different spring perches. I would also add the zero rates too if you really wan't 38's.
     
  6. Monster

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    They say there not blocks but they look like blocks.
    I already have blocks in the rear could i still use the zero rates.???????? What about a add a leaf??
    ROUGH COUNTRY makes a add a leaf kit would that be ok??
    I dont off road its just a pavement pounder.
     
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    Sounds like you need to do a shackle flip you'll gain lift and loss the blocks. Do a search on shackle flips and read up.
     
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    zero rates, or ditch the block and go with the 57" springer setup, shackle flip, homemade shackle reversal..etc.. all those will make the truck ride better.. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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