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lift kit Ideas.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by JIMMY RIG, Aug 26, 2005.

  1. JIMMY RIG

    JIMMY RIG Newbie

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    hey, could someone give me some pointers as to the best quality 4"-6" lift kit I could buy for my full size 88 GMC Jimmy that would be functional on and off the trail with out costing me an arm and a leg. Blocks, Leaf springs, rear springs, shackle flip, whats good whats not. thanks for you help and keep the rubber side down.
     
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    blazinzuk Buzzbox voodoo Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I read almost every post on this board we are going to ask you what size of tire you want to run but beyond that is seems that the tuff country ez rides are the bomb diggety with the shackle flip and possible a zero rate add a leaf/block thing from Off Road Design I haven't ever run the tuff country springs but I know poeple who have and they loved them.
     
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    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    I drive mine to work everyday . I have (pick a brand name) 4 inch lift kit , took the blocks and pitched them , got Autozone shocks , and did a rear shackle flip .

    I like the ride with the 4 inch and flip . I also hauled a Blazer tub home and it felt fine loaded up .
     
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    i run 4" rough country front springs and shackle flipped rear with pro comp shocks on 35x15.5 sx tires. seems to work pretty well for my first rig. blocks on the rear are typically a no no. axle wrap, poor flex that kinda garb so dont go there.
     
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    6" tough country??

    Ya that's what I heard about the blocks as not being the best way to go. Do you think I could go wrong with a 6" Tuff Country lift having both springs in front and rear, with a set of Rancho RS 5000 shocks? I also know I will probably need to replace the pitman arm, is there any thing else that would probably need to be replaced? I am hoping to run 35"-37" Interco's by the time I finnish. Thanks for your help guys! Keep the rubber side up.
     
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    I ran 6" springs up front with a 4" ORD shackle flip + 3" springs in the rear. I like that combo, rides very nice. Blazer's / Jimmy's tend too sag in the rear from the topper, so the extra inch back there works very well in my opinion.
     
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    good places to go four-wheeling in Arizona

    hey pauly, you are from Arizona right? I live down here in Tucson and I am wondering if you could point me to any good trails in AZ, I am a beginer and the only place I know of down here is illegal to tred in. any tips would be awesome. Rubber side down
     
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    if you get into any serious wheelin you wont like the stock steering even with a drop pitman arm. get ready to go crossover. maybe even some type of assist. :wink1:
     
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    I have been itching to do some stuff down there forever . There are some trails to wheel on . Get that book on AZ trails , its at all the bookstores .

    Definitely drive up here this winter when the big trail runs happen again .

    Maybe some of us can be persuaded to have an organized run down there . Some of the guys mentioned a while back he'd like to try to go down sometime .



    BTW I do go down periodically to see my Dad ., He got one of the first homes by the Casino in Sauhaurita .

    Yet whenever I am down , I don't have time to go . I have owed Alex (camok10) a beer forever :D
     

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