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lift advice

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 90blzr, Mar 25, 2001.

  1. 90blzr

    90blzr 1/2 ton status

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    I have a 1990 blazer. I am almost ready to get my lift kit and was just wondering if anyone on here has any opinions or advice before I do so. I have been talking with Renee at BDS, he says that they ride the best and I have heard alot of good things about them, and have decided on an 8" kit. I will be running 38 SS Radials. Springs in the front and I am wondering about the 4" springs in rear and shackle flip, any opinions. Iwant a good ride, I drive it alot. I will also most likley be gettin BDS shocks also. Do 4.88 gears sound about right, I so have OD. Any suggestions or responses would be helpful, before I spend the money. Oh yeah does any one have an opinion on drive shafts. Shackle flip and pinion angle??
     
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    http://www.4lo.com/geartable.html This should help on the gear topic. It will be a must to get custom driveline components if your going that high. I would go with the shackle flip and four inch rears and eight inch fronts to save a little on cost. The driveline angle is going to be corrected by shims or readjusted pads.

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  3. ChevyCaGal

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    I might be wrong here...but are you refering to Black Diamond Shocks when you say BDS? The ones made by Warn? If so they stopped making them last fall....just thought I would mention it in case they were cuz you might want to rethink them if you won't be able to get them anymore.....

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  4. wayne

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    BDS is a company that makes lift kits not Black diamond.
    I would say go with the flip and 4 inch springs in the rear. I plan on getting a 4 inch BDS for mine because I never heard anything bad about BDS. Suppose to fles and ride great.

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  5. bigerik

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    Your plan sounds good, but I would definitely get 5.13 gears to turn those big tires, accelerate well and do well on steep uphills and downhills. For the drivelines, go to a driveline shop and arrange to have them build the biggest yokes and U-joints that they can manage. They will tend to your driveshaft angles (tell them you regularly see very high rpms to get their attention). I have heard great things about BDS springs, and I think you should get an Offroad Design 4" shackle flip. That would be a sweet setup. Show us pics, eh?
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    I also wonder on the shocks... I have been talking to Glen at BDS and haven't heard anything about shocks... Wish they still made Black Diamonds... heard the kicked @ss. Of course custom d-shafts... both need to be longer and CV's w/ that kinda lift.

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