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K5 Lift Setups!! Post Pics

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by bigoltrux77, Sep 19, 2003.

  1. bigoltrux77

    bigoltrux77 1/2 ton status

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    To cutdown on reocurring posts, i thought it would be a good idea to start one specifically for K5 Lift/Tire set ups. Here is the format..

    Year of Blazer
    Suspension/Setup Used
    Actual Height Gained above stock
    Tires youre currently running
    Any other mods, such as fender trimming, drivetrain and steering corrections, and any body lifts etc. Plus Pros and Cons of your setup. Thanks guys..hope this helps
     
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    FRIZZLEFRY 1/2 ton status

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    [ QUOTE ]
    Actual Height Gained above stock

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    What if your truck was never stock or was 2wd in a previous life /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  3. bigoltrux77

    bigoltrux77 1/2 ton status

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    Shaggy 3/4 ton status

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    There should be a standard way of measuring the lift, like in that post that Watson had going a while ago. I think he had people measure from the axle tube to the lowest surface on the bumpstop mount.
     
  5. BadDog

    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    Wow, that was a LONG time ago...
     
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    FRIZZLEFRY 1/2 ton status

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    That was a good post,I cant remember the title of it though.
     
  7. blazinzuk

    blazinzuk Buzzbox voodoo Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    1973 blazer used 5" lift Superlift softride dodge springs (rear application for a 95 Dodge) moved springs inboard in the rear(I do not recomend doing this) had to make new hangers all the way around springs are about 10" longer in front and I think about 5 or 6 in rear also did a shackle flip in rear total suspension lift 8" or so running 38 radials cut out fenders becasue the tires tuck all the way up into the fenders great flex very little axle wrap good ride and the springs were free! /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Shaggy 3/4 ton status

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    I found Stephen's old post and brought it back to the top.
     
  9. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    year of blazer: 85, and its a JIMMY. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    suspension:

    front: Rancho 4" HD springs + ORD zero rates + ORD HD shackles
    rear: stock springs + UHMW-PE, revolvers, ORD 4" shack flip, rockjunkies spring perches.

    height gained = 5.5" (guestimate)

    tires you are running:

    onroad: 35x12.5x15 ProComp MTs on 8" wide rims
    offroad: 39.5x15x15 TSLs on 10" wide rims

    other relevant mods:

    fender trimming (see webshots), np205, HAD shafts, D60/ff14b, rockstomper x-over, 1" ORD body lift.

    Pros: cheap/simple and relatively low cog for the tire size
    Cons: can't bob/tube the rear with leaves, revolvers could get locked in the open position (hasnt happened yet, they say it can tho).

    pic

    j
     
  10. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    RIGHT ONE, MINE:
    89 3/4 ton suburban
    4" pro-comp springs and 1" hill4wd shackles front
    4" block ( /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif) rear
    2" body lift
    36x12.50-16.5 TSLs
    cut fenders
    LEFT ONE, FRIEND'S:
    84 3/4 ton suburban
    stock
    stock
    stock
    stock

    11" difference between the two! /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
     

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