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Lift Help!!!!

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by silverado, May 24, 2001.

  1. silverado

    silverado Registered Member

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    Hey People

    I have an '89 Blazer with 3.73s auto 700R4 and want to lift it and install 33s. 4" lift ok? Concerned about handling when towing my 18' ski boat. Any Brands preferred or to avoid?
     
  2. Zepplin

    Zepplin 1/2 ton status

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    Skyjacker and Superlift and good brands to get. Any manufacturer you go with, you will be fine towing a ski boat.
    I would recommend getting an all spring lift. No rear lift blocks.
    It rides better in my opinion.

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  3. UseYourBlinker

    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    If you haven't already, you might want to post this on the main board [​IMG]

    Also I have 33's with a 2.5 lift only rubbed a couple of times..You can see pictures at the link below.


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  4. 84_Chevy_K10

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    Many of my friends run 33s with no lift and I've yet to see them rub. Only in magazines or on the internet do I hear about them rubbing.

    I'd go with a JC Whitney add-a-leaf all the way around. With a 4" lift you'll want to run 35s like I do.

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

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    I'd look to a 2.5 or 3" lift, fewer problems, better handling. you may want to consider re gearing in the future, 3.73's with 33" tires will make your OD gear a down hill gear only. That depends on motor and elevation a little bit, but be aware. Otherwise you should be OK.
    Other stuff to look at:
    I like the rancho 9000 shocks for a similar iteration of my K5, they let me adjust pretty well to different load conditions.
    Going to 8 lug gets you bigger brakes which is nice when towing, as are the easy to add 16" load range D tires.
    on a twisty trail, 33's will hit with a 4" lift, but for milder use, it's a standard setup that works pretty well.


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