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Lift kit?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Dunc03, Jun 7, 2001.

  1. Dunc03

    Dunc03 1/2 ton status

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    I'm looking to upgrade my tire to 33 x 12.50's and know that I need to lift 2.5 to 3 inches. I'm not really wild about lift blocks, and was hoping to use larger leaf springs. Does anyone know of a lift kit that will lift with just large, or more, leafs for the front and rear. IF no kits are available is it possible to use stock springs off of a one ton to lift it. I've seen heavy duty springs in JCwhitney, and do these give much lift. Thanks for any info you might have

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    Pugsley 1/2 ton status

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    Just about everyone makes an all spring kit. I would get engineered lift springs for it, with HD or K30 springs, you wouldn't gain much lift, and make your rig ride like a Sherman tank. Superlift, Rough Country, Explorer ProComp and Skyjacker all make a good system, for a fair price.

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  3. rocko

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    are you gonna go to a 4" lift, or just barely enough to run 33's???

    everybody that does just enough to run 33's seem to regret it... go 4", and as far as what springs it really depends on your budget / application...

    do a search on this there is TONS of info! [​IMG]

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  5. txbartman

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    I have done a ton of research (including posts on here) and would definitely go with the 4" Rough Country. Their lift is highly rated on quality and ease of install and is $300 cheaper than anyone else. I am installing the 4" on my 85 Jimmy shortly. Their $459 special for front/rear springs,shocks, steering arm and all is good through the end of June.

    85 GMC Jimmy, 305 w/TH700-NP208, 32X11.5 BFG ATs, 15x10 Eagles, Smittybuilt tube nerf bars and bumbers
     
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    amen !!!! [​IMG] Rough Country's price can't be beat.. Since it's being ordered directy from them..
    4WPW was going to sell me the same kit.. including tax .. for $750.00 and that was price of me installing it myself..



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  7. denver75k5

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    I run run a 4" tuff country kit and it fit 33"s nice but if you do heavy wheelin don't use less that a 4" lift unless your into trimmin fenders! As far as the lift itself i went with all 4 new springs and i am very impressed with the flex!
    Good Luck!


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