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Lifting idea...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 84gmcjimmy, Jun 18, 2004.

  1. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    Okay, I have around enough money for just lifting the blazer... as it will be down for a while, I am not worrying about steering corrections/x-over steeroing yet. And I still need to find the drivetrain. Here is what I have planned:
    52" and 56" springs from ORD... zero rates in the front pushing the front 1.25 inches ahead. zero rate in the rear LIFTING the truck 1 inch (in case it sags in time) then 1 inch body lift. With the 52" springs it will give me around 4" of lift up front. And with the 56" springs, I might flip them to make 3" more wheelbase. Then get/make a shackle flip for it. So that gets me to 6 " in the back, and 5" in the rear. So I am thinking to get 2" 56 springs, and 2" 52 springs to make 8" in the rear, and 7" in the front. I am thinking out loud so hopefully this makes sense. Thanks, and input would be good /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    NIX the lift springs and make up your own front spring hangers to even out the lift and you've got the setup I'm building. I got heavily trimmed fenders also. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    52s are more like 5" lift. I'd forget the front zero rates and run a flip and zero rates outback. You can drill the spring perches on your front axle to gain that 1.25" forward.
     
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    That's too complicated, get a 6" all spring lift and be done with it! /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
  5. 84gmcjimmy

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    52s are more like 5" lift. I'd forget the front zero rates and run a flip and zero rates outback. You can drill the spring perches on your front axle to gain that 1.25" forward.

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    So instead of zero rates in the front, I should just drill the spring perches? Thanks
     
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    That's too complicated, get a 6" all spring lift and be done with it! /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif

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    too stiff and its no fun just to bolt everything on....
    I'll show ya my windsheild banner one day /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  7. 84gmcjimmy

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    [ QUOTE ]
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    52s are more like 5" lift. I'd forget the front zero rates and run a flip and zero rates outback. You can drill the spring perches on your front axle to gain that 1.25" forward.

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    So instead of zero rates in the front, I should just drill the spring perches? Thanks

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    How hard is it to drill the spring perches? Is it as easy as finding the right drill bit, marking the right spot and drilling? Or is there something I have to do before? Thanks /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    bump /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  9. 84gmcjimmy

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    eeeek, I looked at ORD's site, and noticed the 56" springs only come in 4" or 6"... see:
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    REAR SPRINGS

    (52") 2",3",4",6" $350.00 pair 52" fits most 73 to 87, 56 is for higher gvw trucks

    (56") 4",6" $380.00 pair


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    Now I am stuck. I could always go with the 2.5 shackle flip, then get the 4" springs, but will that still flex alright?
     

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