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Lifting my daily driver

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by blazer_87, Oct 8, 2001.

  1. blazer_87

    blazer_87 Registered Member

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    Need some advice please. I have an '87 K5. It has no lift and 32x11.50s. Its my daily driver. I drive it about 80 mile round-trip to work everyday (4 lane highway). I want to lift it some and put 33x12.50s under it. I will be playing offroad when I can, nothing too major (or am I just telling myself and my wife nothing major). I have been pricing the rough country 2" susp and 4" suspension. Dont really know what to do any advice on size and brands would be great. I want to loose as little ride as possible. Does anyone have any pics of '87 with 2" suspension lift and 33x12.50? Thanks for any advice
     
  2. Mreetz

    Mreetz 1/2 ton status

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    I put a 4" lift with 35x12.5s on it. A little bouncy but not bad. I drive about 22 miles each way to work on the freeway.

    1984 K-5
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    buildin a 400 for it, any info greatly appreciated
     
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    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    I have an 84 with 2.5 front springs,and 2 inch blocks/add-a-leaves in the rear..Also running 33's,check the link below for pictures.

    Dark Lotus-Tales from the Lotus Pod
    <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/vwryda>http://community.webshots.com/user/vwryda</a>
     
  4. CaptCrunch

    CaptCrunch 1/2 ton status

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    Well I have a 6" lift on my daily and it is ok...But ideally I would get a 4" lift... no major mods to do and let's you run 35's for clearance. I would lean away from rough country... they might be cheap but you kinda get waht you pay for. I know lots of guys run the Tuff Country EZ rides and love them... and they are decently priced. Superlift ruperride springs are nice and I absolutely love my BDS springs... ride way better then stock [​IMG]

    -Mikey
    1987 Chevy K5 Blazer- 350 TBI
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  5. Hossbaby50

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    I have a 2 1/2 inch lift on my daily driver. I could fit 33's easy. I have 32x11.50 on it now. Personally I wouldn't go over 4" for a daily driver. Either way you should be okay. If you ever think you might go to 35" tires then get the 4" lift. If you are dead set on 33's then you could use 2.5 or 4" of lift. Check out trucks with 2.5" lift and 33's and 4 " lift and 33's and decide which look you like better.
     
  6. 84_Chevy_K10

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    I have a 4" Rancho right now. It rides BETTER than stock, I swear. I run 35x12.50s. I bought the softride kit and I have RS 5000 shocks (four of them).

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
  7. Espen88k5

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    Hi
    I started out with a 3" bodylift from Warn. Then I ran 33 12,5 a/t for a year with that. Just lifting the body will keep the original driveability(sp) and feel of the truck and it looks allright. I have since gone + 4" suspension and are now on 35 Mud/t and it's fun to drive to work everyday, but being the only modified truck in town I sometime get frustrated with all the attension from the girls you know[​IMG]

    Check out my page for pic's and inspiration:


    <font color=red><a target="_blank" href=http://www.espen88k5.alloffroad.com>www.espen88k5.alloffroad.com</a></font color=red>
     

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