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Lift question .. I know i am forgetting something

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by SlyDog, Aug 19, 2001.

  1. SlyDog

    SlyDog 1/2 ton status

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    Hey ! I am going to be ordering a 4' lift from ord [​IMG] I am going with 4 inch shackle flip in the back and 4" ezride or hd(does it flex well at all ? ) in front. Is it neccasary to purchase a raised steering arm ? Anything else im forgetting besides lowering the tcase ?

    Paul a.k.a. Paulie a.k.a. Juan Valdez, take your pick ! [​IMG]
     
  2. Pugsley

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    With 4" you should go with a raised arm - with my 4", the drag link is at a pretty ugly angle, and as cannibalized the dust boots on it. Don't forget shocks, and now is also a good time to change your brakelines as well. And I know I sound like a broken record on this one, but use new Grade 8 bolts when you lower the T-Case.

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  3. CaptCrunch

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    I think Pugs hit it... I would look into getting longer brake lines since itsounds like you are buildn'n a flexer... also don't forget ORD steering Box brace, ORD sway bar disconnects, and a good dual steering dampener.

    Man, you sure are wasting no time getting to the mods [​IMG]

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  4. 76chevy

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    Unless you have a big block, I'd go with the ez-ride springs. They are not as stiff as the HD springs. Get some good shocks. Not ProComps or RS5000's. The longer brake lines are a necessity if it is going to be a flexer. The swaybar disconnect kit and new polyurethane swaybar bushings with help alot with on road stabilty and off road flex.

    Get the 4" steering arm and you may need new draglink ends. The draglink ends will tighten steering considerably if they haven't been replaced in a while.

    For the rear, I'd get the 4" shackle flip and the 1" block kit. I haven't looked in a while, but they may have a relocation kit that will take the axle back to the normal position. The shackle flip kit actually moves it forward a little. This bothers some and others it doesn't. Regardless you will want the extra 1" block to keep your rear end from sagging. Especially if you still have the original 77 springs.

    You may want to look for some newer springs in a junk yard for 87 - 91 springs. They ride better than the old ones. You will also want to replace your bushings on the rear springs.

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    [image]http://offroaddesign.com/images/tracks1.jpg[/image]<P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by 76chevy on 08/19/01 06:48 PM.</FONT></P>
     
  5. SlyDog

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    Thanks guys ! And yea, capt. the roof and tailgate are already off and im ordering the lift tonight and the exhaust really soon! I already have extended brake lines (theguy i bought it from put some on for his lift that he never put on haha)

    Paul a.k.a. Paulie a.k.a. Juan Valdez, take your pick ! &lt;img src="http://coloradok5.com/forums/images/icons/smile.gif"&gt;<P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by SlyDog on 08/19/01 09:11 PM.</FONT></P>
     

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