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Lift Kit "Instructions"

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 79Guy, Sep 9, 2000.

  1. 79Guy

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    Lift Kit \"Instructions\"

    Hello All,

    Just bought a previously owned but unused 4" rancho lift kit, springs front and back. Besides the springs, and a couple of boxs of Ubolts and a few misc other things, there are No Directions.

    I can probably start unbolting things and figure it out -- there aren't that many parts. But I'd sure feel better if there were some directions.

    Does anyone have any directions for this, or a link to your web site where you've done the same thing? Or should I just jump in.

    Thanks,


    '79 Guy
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  2. TX Mudder

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    Re: Lift Kit \"Instructions\"

    When I put my 6" lift on I put on two new axles, so it must be pretty easy to just change the springs.
    Some tips would be to not torque ANYTHING down until it's all done and sitting on all 4 tires. Cycle the suspension a few times and then torque everything down.
    Make sure you have a steering correction (steering arm, draglink, or pitman arm - just one is fine).
    Use the dropdown brackets for the brake lines (or spring for the nice braided lines) or you may pull the rubber lines in two when you articulate the axle, which would have a rather exciting effect on stopping ability.
    Your driveshaft should be fine (most are) - I wouldn't worry about them unless you have a problem.
    Your first drive in the lifted truck should be to an alignment shop for a $39 straight axle alignment (another reason IFS sucks :)
    And recheck torque on ubolts and spring bolts after 50 miles or so.
    -- Mike
     
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    Re: Lift Kit \"Instructions\"

    Jumping in would not be bad if you are somewhat experienced tinkering with this type of thing, if you are not, might want to call Rancho on Monday and get them to fax you some instructions.

    Depdog

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  4. 79Guy

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    Re: Lift Kit \"Instructions\"

    Thanks guys, I'll do both.

    Call for instructions, then jump right in while I wait for them to show up!

    Thanks

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    Re: Lift Kit \"Instructions\"

    Instructions???? I heard of those!

    creepin' and crawlin'

    Jim
     
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    Re: Lift Kit \"Instructions\"

    Are the rear springs 4" lift ?
    Or are they used with a block to total 4" ?
    If the rear springs are 4" lift alone you got something even Rancho does not make.
    I hope you know what you bought used !
    Good luck
     
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    Re: Lift Kit \"Instructions\"

    "Instructions, we don't need no stinkin' instructions"
    Jump right in, it's pretty straight forward, plus it's the best way to learn![​IMG]

    It's not what you buy, it's what you build!
     
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    Re: Lift Kit \"Instructions\"

    Executioner,
    We have been over this and stop trying to make me look bad. My dad's company deals with Rancho directly and I have the parts book sitting right in front of me that lists that part # as a 4" rear. If it would make you drop this whole thing I would gladly fax a copy to you. I've had nothing but a hard time with you and it's getting really old.

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    Re: Lift Kit \"Instructions\"

    Hey Mudfrog,

    Just wanted to let you know I really appreciate your help w/ the lift kit. I'm just happy as a clam to get it.

    Thanks,

    '79 Guy
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    \"Instructions\" What was I thinking

    Sorry Guys,

    I forgot. I know I am an embarassment to the male gender. Asking directions. What in the world was I thinking.

    I'll jump in. And, if I have any problems, I can discuss it here for advice.

    Directions! What was I thinking.



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  11. MudFrog

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    Re: \"Instructions\" What was I thinking

    Hey 79Guy... No problem with the help, just happy it's going under a K5.

    89 K5 Silverado
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    Re: Lift Kit \"Instructions\"

    How about giving me the catologe no. the page no. and the pulish, date. Both you and I have called Rancho
    and they do not make a 4" rear lift spring, sorry you just can not beleive every thing you read.
     
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    Re: Lift Kit \"Instructions\"

    Rancho 1998 Master Catalog:
    Page 25
    It lists the part # as a 4" for 76-86, and a 2 1/2" for 87-91.
    Take a look for yourself.


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