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Lift brands?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by coolhandluke, Nov 15, 2001.

  1. coolhandluke

    coolhandluke 1/2 ton status

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    I'm looking at getting a 4" Suspension lift, (replace rear springs as well) and I was just wondering about yalls experience with the different brands. Are there any you would recommmend or avoid? What makes one better than the other?

    sometimes nothing is a real cool hand

    what we have here is a failure to communicate
     
  2. 86blazerk5

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    well, it depends on what you are after. I bought a rough Country 4 inch supesion lift with all new springs becuase it is the cheapest on the market. It was 600 shipped to my door. I am pretty happy with it over all. However, It is a pretty stiff ride. One of the best ones is tough Country EZ ride becuase it is a smoother ride, and the lose springs allow for good articulation. You also have the option of just buying new front springs and doing a shackle flip in the rear. Good for about 4 inches of lift. Verry nice ride, and great articulation. Articulation is your trucks ability to flex off road. Just do your reserch and be sure you know what you want before you buy. If i had it to do over again, i would have bought Tough Country EZ ride freont springs, and done a shacle flip in the front. Its not that expensie, and it gives you the best quality ride on, and off road in my opinion. However, i am happy enough with my Rough Country. Especialy for the unbeatable price. Check out the product reviews on the main page on the Shackle flip.
    Ike

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  3. walt88

    walt88 1/2 ton status

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    I recommend BDS. <a target="_blank" href=http://www.higher-standards.com/>http://www.higher-standards.com/</a>

    350FI/700r4/NP208c/10b's ORD 4" Shackle Flip/ORD Disconnects <font color=red>NJK5</font color=red><a target="_blank" href=http://groups.yahoo.com/group/njk5club>http://groups.yahoo.com/group/njk5club</a>
     
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    me too i paid 750 for the bds and it was well worth it

    high
     
  5. CaptCrunch

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    BDS or Skyjacker softrides would be my choices. My BDS 5.5" lift is pretty nice... rides great. Might sag a bit compared to the Skyjacker's though. It is really hard to say... cause no measurements to base it on.

    Maybe time for the 8"...

    -Mikey
    1987 Chevy K5 Blazer- 350 TBI
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  6. bigjbear

    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    I like my Skyjacker Softrides. I got 4" springs all around. I thought about doing the rear flip, but my springs were shot. They have been on there for about three years. I got them from Nat Wheel &amp; Tire and they came with free shocks. The Skyjacker shocks are a little too soft, but like I said they were free. The 4" springs raised my truck about 5.5" in front and 4.5" in back so I also added a 1.5" block to the back to level things out.

    Jim '80 GMC & '73 Blazer
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  7. keeferk5

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    I love my skyjackers, my neighbor is the parts man. for a gm truck dealership, &amp; I get parts for 2% over dealer cost. I went with new factory 5 leaf springs 2-1/2" skyjacker lift and flip shackles. I'm running 33 x 12.5 bfg a/t and have not had any rubbing and love the ride.

    My hotrod goes anywhere I want it to.
     
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    I have been quite pleased with my Rough Country lift. I get plenty of flex as I tore the hell outta my fenders on my first real offroad trip after the install (with 35" BFG MTs). It may be a little stiff, but it is fine for me. And you can't beat the price and completeness of the kit.

    If you can, come out to Bass Pro Shops tomorrow (near Grapevine Mills Mall). My 4x4 club is having a truck show and car wash. Ask the guys there. We have a wide variety of lifts amongst us.

    Brian
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  9. coolhandluke

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    I will try to run by tomorrow, what time do you expect to be out there? I've been looking for a club in the area, which one are you referring to? I talked to some guys from fwd-fwd. They seemed nice, but only had 1 k5. what kind of vehicles do yall have?

    sometimes nothing is a real cool hand

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    Our deal is in the parking lot between 10 and 4 tomorrow. We have quite a few K5s. Nice ones, too. The club is the DFW Chapter of Tx4x4. We are a dues-free club that has lots of fun. Statewide we have about 600 members. This chapter has about 150 with about 50-75 showing up for the weekly meetings. We have a big run planned to Shiloh Ridge OHV Dec 7-9.

    Check out our website at My Jimmy with all her projects!
     
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    Ive got the 4" skyjacker system and really love it.
    Like Brian said if you can come on by Bass Pro tommorow and check us out. Hey we will even wash your rig for you.[​IMG]
    Later
    Butch

    <font color=red>All that is necessarry for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.<font color=red><font color=blue>Edmund Burke<font color=blue>
     
  12. coolhandluke

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    all right, I'll be there, in my brand new (at least to me) white 83.

    sometimes nothing is a real cool hand

    what we have here is a failure to communicate
     
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    i love my mystree brand springs [​IMG]

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

    [​IMG] CK5's MOAB 2002 OR BUST!! [​IMG]
     

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