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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Kyle Strong, Dec 16, 2005.

  1. Kyle Strong

    Kyle Strong 1/2 ton status

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    I am thinking of picking up a 4" tuff country lift for my 72 blazer, and was wondering if I should go with the 52" or 56" rear springs. I don't really want to do a shackle flip, but I might. Also, other lifts say I need to change the steering box to an open knuckle 3-bolt box from a 73-up truck. Is this necessary? And one more thing. I have different axles from stock. Do I need to get a lift for the year truck I got the axles from, or does it matter? Thanks
     
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    i think the reverse shackle in the back is a better idea than springs for a 4 in. lift...but if you do go w/ springs you need to go w/ 52" other wise i think your shackle would hit the hanger that it is on...also you should go w/ the year vehicle you have not the axles that are under the truck (they are probably the same anyway). if you have anymore questions let me know i will try to help the best i can
     
  3. Kyle Strong

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    I am a little averse to hacking my shackle mounts and re-welding them, so I think I might go with springs, maybe blocks. It'll mainly be used in mud, so I don't need a lot of flex, but I might just flip the shackles.
     
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    don't go w/ blocks.
     
  5. Kyle Strong

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    Why don't people like blocks? Too much axle wrap or something?
     
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    You can buy a shackle flip kit. They work well, look good and are safe.
     
  7. Kyle Strong

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    Good point...the other reason I am opting towards springs is because mine are sagging a little, and although I can get them re-arched, if I'm going to by the springs anyway, why bother? Do you know who sells the shackle flip kit? I'd imagine most places offer some kind...
     
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    Offroad design has all sorts of cool chev toys like the shackel flip. as far as the lift goes I just helped a friend put a 4'' lift on his 72 chev pickup and had to change no parts besides the steering arm. As far as the shackel flip you could build one your self with your stock parts, seems like Iread about that on hear some where? :rolleyes:
     
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    That shackle flip kit looks pretty sweet! :D I think I'll start looking around for the best price!
     

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