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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Z3PR, Oct 19, 2002.

  1. Z3PR

    Z3PR Banned

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    I hear alot of people having a slightly higher lift in the rear. Anyone have a 6" in the front and 8" in the rear ??? I'd like to see pics. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    Z3PR Banned

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    Nobody is doing this ???
     
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    heavy4x4 1/2 ton status

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    I don't (4" front and back) but I don't see the need to do this. If a vehicle sits level at stock height, then lifting both the front and the back the same amount should keep it that way. (I'm assuming that's why you're asking...to see if its rear sits high)
     
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    Z3PR Banned

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    I kinda like them just alittle higher in the rear. Plus when you load it down with gear for the trail, and with the topper on, there won't be any sag. I'm consittering going with 8" lift springs in the rear. I've already got 6" lift springs up front. Probley use the ORD front shackle that raises the front 1/2 inch, so the rear sits 1.5" higher then the front. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    milspecjimmy 1/2 ton status

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    my rough country 4" sits a little higher in the rear any way. and how much gear do you take on the trail?
     
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    Z3PR Banned

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    I'm thinking camping trip with some major wheeling. Ya know, tools, extra parts that may be needed, all the camping stuff, ...ect. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    RECOVERY
    Hi-Lift Jack
    Tow Strap/Recovery Strap
    Chains
    Winch or Comealongs
    Jumper Cables
    Foldable Shovel
    Rescue Beacon



    REPAIRS
    First Aid Kit: Personal Repairs
    Tool Kit with everything and anything
    Bring a spare everything
    Electrical Repair Kit & Fuses
    Air Compressor
    Tire Pressure Guages & Pliers
    Bailing Wire
    JB Weld
    Leather Gloves (hot stuff & cables)
    Latex Gloves (grease)
    8' X 10' Tarp
    Flashlight or Headlamp w/ extra batteries
    Propane Torch
    Acid core solder
    Rope
    Duct Tape



    VEHICLE EXTRAS:

    Spare Tire
    Extra Gas Can & Carriers
    3 or 4 quarts of Engine Oil
    Pint of Brake Fluid
    Engine Oil Filter and Wrench
    Can of WD-40
    Fire Extinguisher
    Road Flares
    Fire Extinguisher
    Spare fan or serpentine belts
    6 pack of Auto Transmission Fluid
    Something to drain fluids into (don't leave them behind, or on the trail!)





    NECESSITIES
    Food/Water
    Extra Clothing
    Rain Gear / Poncho
    License, Insurance, AAA Card
    Cash, Checks or Credit Cards
    Forest Passes



    NAVIGATION/ASSISTANCE
    Compass
    Maps
    GPS System
    CB Radio
    Cell Phone



    EXTRAS & CAMPING
    Tent, Sleepign Bags, Pillows, Tarps
    Waterproof Matches
    Small firelog: Can be cut into pieces to last most of the night
    Tie Downs (slip)
    Tie Downs (ratchet)
    Coveralls & Extra Clothes
    Roll of shop paper towels
    Plastic garbage bags
    Zip Lock Bags
    Matches
    Sunscreen
    Bug Repellant
    Camera
    Axe & Machete
    Lantern
    Cooking & Eating Utensils
    Propane Grill or Lighter Fluid
    Cooler
    Toiletries: Toothbrush/pasete, Soap, Toilet Paper, etc...
    Prescriptions

    I'd like to toot my own horn, but I got this list from 4X4trails . That should really test new springs! /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif What about 6" springs and cut and attach your stock .75" thick "overload spring" to simulate a block. As far as the investment of those 8inchers and the arch they give...being higher in the rear is not look much better than sagging. Might be a hinder off-roading with the rear having more height and punch than the front.
    I had 8" rears on my '77, and man are they STIFF. I didn't get much travel at all out of them (pismo dunes). I'd like to hear what you end up doing! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I have so meny options to choose from. I really would like the rear a little higher then the front, but on the other hand, the furd 57's give awsum flex. So it's a tough call. Just don't know what way I'll go yet. /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    Raising the rear significantly higher than the front will also change your weight distribution and transfer during braking. You might wanna consider just an add-a-leaf or two. I would start with an equal amount of lift springs and go from there. /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif
     
  10. imiceman44

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    I put a 1" difference on mine for the same reason, and now I want another 1" because the hood gets to be less of an anoyance the more you lift the back.
    Mine sits level now with all the gear and the top.
    I like to have it like it is without all of the weight now.
     

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