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Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by ImpalaSS, Jan 23, 2002.

  1. ImpalaSS

    ImpalaSS 1/2 ton status

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    i think im going to be running a 6" lift.....
    i think i will get a 6" front spring in front 4" shackle flip in back and 2" block (no one makes rear lift springs for 67-68 trucks trust me!) question is WHAT FRONT springs to buy? i think the biggest tuff country sells is 4" for 67-72....
    is skyjacker any good? thats who i was thinking about going with

    68 SWB 4x4 1 of 1,449 made 327, 465, rockwell tcase, dana44, 14 FF, <a target="_blank" href=http://communities.msn.com/68K10>http://communities.msn.com/68K10</a>
     
  2. Bill4rest

    Bill4rest 1/2 ton status

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    I have 4" skyjacker and no probs, so thinging the 6" would be the same.

    <P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by Bill4rest on 01/24/02 08:07 AM.</FONT></P>
     
  3. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    What is your rear spring measurments?
    From Eye to eye and from eye to center bolt.
    I too could not find any rear springs LISTED for my rig. I made the measuments listed above and come to find out SuperLift had a set of 5 1/2" rear spring packs that will fit, so Ibought them and all is good.......
    Good Luck

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  4. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    SWB,

    It really dedends how much you want to spend (like always! [​IMG]). My concern with 6" springs is they start to get a lot of "arch" in them and that starts to get you into the 'bouncy-truck' phenomenon. Some guys don't care about that.....so it doesn't bother them. For me....that would be a BIG problem.

    The reason I mention any of this is that our good friend Steve at ORD has quietly begun offering custom-designed and built springpacks for our trucks!!! [​IMG] If you really want it all (soft spring, good ride, good flex)....I believe that Steve is THE MAN!

    I've got a front set on order with him right now......45" length (1" longer than stock).....9-very thin leaves (flexy!) and 4" of lift. The springs are going to be a 237 in-lb rate....which is softer than Tuff Country EZ Rides by quite a bit. The only downside is the 4-week lead time.....but I'm generally a pretty patient guy, so I'm willing to wait to get EXACTLY what I want.

    Anyway.....it's worth a call to ORD to ask a few questions.



    -Greg72

    '72 K5 Blazer - 427BB/TH350/NP205/6" Lift/35x12.50's
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  5. JIMs70K25

    JIMs70K25 1/2 ton status

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    Judging from your signature and post, I take it you got your "new" axles under your truck. My question, where's the pictures? You back on the road?

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    Edited by JIMs70K25 on 01/24/02 07:13 PM.&lt;/EM&gt;&lt;/FONT&gt;&lt;/P&gt;<P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by JIMs70K25 on 01/24/02 07:14 PM.</FONT></P>
     
  6. ImpalaSS

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    nope not back on the road and i'll be installing the dana 44 this weekend (hopefully) its only about 3 weeks delayed :)
    my rear springs are 56".... skyjacker "claims" to sell them but i now they wont work on a 67-68 .......
    here is a article on the 6" skyjackers installed on a gmc.... has plenty of flex for what I WANT..... http://communities.msn.com/68K10
     
  7. Steve_Chin

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    Hey Greg, what're those custom ORD springs going to set you back? I'm thinking on going woth 6" lift in the front, plus a 4" shackle flip and 3.5" of spring lift in back.
     
  8. Triaged

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    Long time no see Steve. Are you going to have your blazer lifted by the Blazer Fest? I want to hear more about these new places that you want to hold it at!

    '71 Blazer CST w/ a 400sbc, 4" lift, 36" Supper Swampers, and alot of rust
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  9. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Dr, Chin! [​IMG]

    Nice to see you...! The springs are probably going to be around $420 - $440.... I think. Steve's objective was to offer a spring that was more customized that a Tuff-Country, but not as expensive as a full-custom spring pack from a place like National Spring. His target was to keep the price slightly higher than an off-the shelf spring solution.

    Not that I'm counting the days or anything.....(17 days to go!) but I'm pretty excited to get those beauties in my greasy hands, and under my truck.

    You do need to provide some detailed measurements of your current mounting points, and it would help to get an accurate 4-corner weight of your truck so you know how much weight you've got F/R.

    That's about it. Obviously, I will be doing a "photo-documentary" of the installation in my Member Gallery area, so you'll be able to see them for yourself.....



    -Greg72

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  10. Steve_Chin

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    I'm not sure exactly about these places yet. My buddy heard about them and we're planning on heading up to them in the Spring to look 'em over.

    I seriously doubt that I will have changed a thing on my Blazer by Blazer-Fest this year. Lack of employment seriously curtails the buying of parts.
     

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