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Lift question

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Sammy, Apr 3, 2001.

  1. Sammy

    Sammy 1/2 ton status

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    Right now in front of my house, there is an other K5 standing next to mine. (First time ever.) One thing that I noticed at once is that mine is higher. Now we both do not know if either mine is lifted or his is lowered.

    So with 31" tires, how many inches of space is there from the top of the tire to the fender (measuring at the very outside, the body).

    And also, what do the standard shackle flip and other points of the suspention look like on a stock blazer. There different on both blazers.

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  2. HarryH3

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    The front springs on a stock K5 look like they're upside down. They shipped from the factory with negative arch, they curve upwards. If you have a lift, then the springs will look more like the rear springs with the curve pointing down.

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  3. muddin4fun

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    How much higher? Also, it depends on how the truck was used. One that has been off road more compared to one who has been babied is going to be lower because the springs are worn out. If it is around an inch, you might look at the body mounts and look for a body lift. The body will sit off the frame some because a body lift is basically a spacer on the body mounts. If the body sits on the frame and there is a very noticable difference in height, then it prolly has a suspension lift-but, also it could have a combination of the two also. You need to get pics and post them, then everyone could give you an accurate answer. I'm stock with 31's so I'll go measure mine, but mine was used quite a bit so the measurement could vary.

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    Well this is a toss up question on Chevy trucks as far as I know... stock w/ Blazers and 1/2 ton p/u's... I've seen one with 31"s that rub on turns and I've seen guys run as big as 33"s w/ no problems what so ever. So I guess it is kinda luck of the draw. My last one had 32x11.50's and this one has 31x11.50's (which are no longer made in that size... I had to replace one and was a royal pain to find!)

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  5. Sammy

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    Well, we are speaking a good 3 to 4 inch in differnce.



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  6. tRustyK5

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    3 to 4"? Are you sure the other K5 is 4WD?

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  7. Sammy

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    100% sure it is a 4x4

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