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lifting the front end

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by shupach, Oct 21, 2002.

  1. shupach

    shupach 1/2 ton status

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    ok i currently have an 8 inch superlift and i want about 1-2 more inches of lift, i cant go body lift cause the rollcage is welded to the frame. i saw a blazer in fourwheeler that was running extended shackles on the rear shackles of the front springs. Is that really worth it or should i go w/ zero rates(wat are those?)

    thanks,

    phill
     
  2. Z3PR

    Z3PR Banned

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    What's the price on a new lift ??? Say like a 12". Then you could sell the 8" lift you have too try to make some money back.
     
  3. shupach

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    i dont wanna sell my lift, already have the biggest pita sellin my current parts, dont wanna add stuff to that list

    phill
     
  4. Blazer79

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    I'll be installing a custom block for the front. I will remove the rivets that hold the front end bracket that holds the spring and install a 4" metal block in there and bolt it with grade 8 bolts.

    Anyone see any downside on doing this? It should do a similar effect to the shackle flip on the rear axle, pointing the pinion upwards.
     
  5. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    Lowering just one end of the spring will rotate the axle housing, totally screwing up your front end alignment. Lowering the rear of the spring will also rotate the pinion gear down, making the driveshaft angle worse. Lowering the front of the spring will bring the caster angle back towards zero, which can cause a very bad case of the dreaded death wobble. /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

    Perhaps slightly longer shackles and lowering the front mount could get you where you want to be, without messing up any of the angles.
     
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    What about adding Zero-rates and ORD ro Hill Shackes /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif That should give you 1.5-2 inches /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    ok wat are zero rates, where do i get them, how much do they cost, how hard are they to instal. and yes i was gonna go w/ a small shackle flip in the rear so i could get bout 2 more inches.

    phill
     
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    Look on the ORD site. They are $40 for a set.
     
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    Zero rates are very easy to install, just take off the ubolts on the axles, clamp the spings, and remove the spring pin. Bolt the new spring pin with zero rates and yer good to go /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif
     

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