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Lift's For a Budget Builder

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by swampblazer, Sep 18, 2003.

  1. swampblazer

    swampblazer Registered Member

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    Lift\'s For a Budget Builder

    ok ive got a mostly stock 88 K5 Blazer and im looking into lifts. im on a tight budget. can i get a decent 6inch lift for AROUND 550? ive got stock 1/2 ton axles but i want the lift. im ready for extremem work or mickymousing but i dont have huge money!
    thanx
    luke
     
  2. SUBFAN

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    Re: Lift\'s For a Budget Builder

    Good front springs and an Echobit shackle flip kit would be a great start....
     
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    Re: Lift\'s For a Budget Builder

    Let's see.....

    Echobit flip in the rear (not 6", but close)
    Maybe add a zero-rate to add the extra 1"???
    Tuff Country 6" fronts
    Brake lines, and steering correction stuff....


    .....Hmmmmm, maybe within your budget. I'll let someone else do the math.

    You can always shop for "used" on the steering parts, and maybe the front springs.....
     
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    Re: Lift\'s For a Budget Builder

    Don't forget tires and possibly wheels. Thats gonna put you over the $550 budget, unless you have that budgeted elsewhere. I second the Echobit flip and Tuff Country springs. Very resonable with excellent quality.

    Kris
     
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    Re: Lift\'s For a Budget Builder

    ORD 6" tuff country front spring kit $250 (thats with ubolts and bushings), ORD Chevy steering arm for 6" lift $60.00 Echobit rear shackle flip $93.64 shipped to your door, with a 1" ezero rate $43.00 shipped to your door . and your good to go. grand total 446.64 /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif that leaves you $100 under what you want to spend on a lift. Us that to get your brake lines and anything else you might need.
     
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    Re: Lift\'s For a Budget Builder

    dont forget the steering correction
     
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    Re: Lift\'s For a Budget Builder

    That should leave some money left over for shocks....

    Search around here, there are references to cheaper solutions to the extended brake lines....and don't forget the new U bolts....

    Tight budget? I would stay at 4" lift then, as the possible driveshaft mods that may be needed could add to this expense, or leave your rig undriveable....

    Just some thoughts....
     
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    Re: Lift\'s For a Budget Builder

    Shocks gabrials at $20 each.

    What about the steering brace?
     
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    Re: Lift\'s For a Budget Builder

    ok, i know someone with 6" front springs, they are maybe 2 months on truck, andhe'll sell those for maybe $150. then the steering stuff like danny (SF87) said, you won't necessarilly need new U-bolts, but if you do they are only about $30 for four of them.
     
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    Re: Lift\'s For a Budget Builder

    shop around and maybe find some good used parts.post in the wanted section and maybe someone might have a set of springs and other stuff you might need..............
     
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    Re: Lift\'s For a Budget Builder

    ive got the tires and rims, and i can get the steering correction shizzle cheep i have sources, the tuff county springs ive heard are a good spring. i can drop the t-case two in and that should be adequate for the drive shaft problems.
     
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    Re: Lift\'s For a Budget Builder

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    ok ive got a mostly stock 88 K5 Blazer and im looking into lifts. im on a tight budget. can i get a decent 6inch lift for AROUND 550? ive got stock 1/2 ton axles but i want the lift. im ready for extremem work or mickymousing but i dont have huge money!
    thanx
    luke

    [/ QUOTE ]I spent under $500.00 for my complete 6" lift kit. Yes, the rear was blocks and add a leafs, but you can always change rge rear suspension at a later date as you can afford it. My rear leafs are worn out, so now I have a ORD 4" shackle flip and 3" Tuff Country springs for back there. So 7" of lift in the rear will go real nicely with the 6.25 to 6.5 inchs of lift in the front. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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