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lift question.

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 74k5inVA, May 6, 2002.

  1. 74k5inVA

    74k5inVA 1/2 ton status

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    ok, i am going to eventually put a 6" lift, 1 ton axles, and 38x14.50 or 15.50 tires on 16.5" rims on my blazer. my question is can i go ahead and put the lift on my current 1/2 ton axles or is it a different lift. i thought i heard somebody say something about a difference between a half ton and a one ton lift kit. thanks!
     
  2. Blazinaire

    Blazinaire 1/2 ton status

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    The lifts for 1/2 and 1 tons are only different in spring rates for load carrying capacities. The axles will bolt up to your suspension either way. The spring perches and shock mounts are the same on 1/2 or 1 ton. So yes you can lift it now and change axles later.
     
  3. They will bolt up but the rear springs are differeny for a 3/4 or 1 ton, they are 56" and 1/2 ton are 52". Although that wont really make a difference because you dont have a 3/4 or 1 ton frame. Later 80K20
     
  4. 74k5inVA

    74k5inVA 1/2 ton status

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    thanks, that is some great news. should i get the 56" springs or the 52" springs? or does it really matter?
     
  5. MudFrog

    MudFrog 1/2 ton status

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    You have 52" springs in the back now so if you want it to bolt right up get the 52", some people make the 56" work because it offers better articulation.
     

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