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Lift Question

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by silverado, May 25, 2001.

  1. silverado

    silverado Registered Member

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    Hey People

    I have an '89 Blazer with 3.73s auto 700R4 and want to lift it and install 33s. 4" lift ok? Concerned about handling when towing my 18' ski boat. Any Brands preferred or to avoid?

    Body or Suspension? I think I'd prefer suspension.
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  2. Pugsley

    Pugsley 1/2 ton status

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    I run a 4" Superlift with 33's, and regularly tow a 18' boat with no handling issues. I also have a 700R4 with 3.73 gears. Far as brands to go with, it's really a matter of personal opinion, everyone's got their own favorite. I prefer Superlift over others mostly based on ride quality, but there's others out there who prefer Rough Country, Rancho, etc. Your best bet is to get everyone here's opinions and go from there.

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    I prefer PROCOMP. That is just me.....Dan
     
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    ask captcrunch he can tell you the differences... you can also do some searches

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    i prefer rough country myself.
    rides a little rough, but hell its a blazer, not a limo.

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    I have an all spring 4" lift from Tuff Country (front and rear springs) - the HD version as I have a rather large winch up front. One thing, especially with towing.............if you can afford it, get rear springs, avoiding the blocks if possible. Also, might want to keep the 700R4 out of overdrive when you tow.

    Body lifts are best avoided IMHO.

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    I have a 3" Tuff Country EZ ride. I think if I ordered it again, I would get the HD version. It still has a low spring rate, but I think the EZ ride's is too low. It bounces a lot, like the truck does without shocks. I think the higher spring rate would eliminate some of this. And yeah, go with rear springs if you can. You might want to order a 4" for the back and a 3" for the front, Blazers like to sg in the back.

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    I gotta BDS lift I'm gonna have put on this week. I broke my hand and my mechanics a pretty popular guy so he won't do it until later this week.

    I'll let ya know how I like it!

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  9. silverado

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    Thanks for the info , Folks! Really appreciate the helpfulness on these forums. Ya'll are great!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    My 85 K30 runs 4" Skyjacker front and rear springs.

    My 82 K30 is stock right now, but going to have 6" Skyjacker front and rear springs, also.

    When In Doubt, Whip It Out!
     
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    I havent done a lot of towing with my Blazer yet but I can comment on the lift question.
    With the body lift, you do retain factory ride and it helps keep your center of gravity low BUT I will never own another one. I had one on my 79 and the body swayed around on top of those pucs like crazy. I'd recommend the suspension lift. And if you are willing to fork out a few extra bucks, get one that comes with new rear springs, not blocks. Less chance of axle wrap.
    Good luck,
    Bowtied
     

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