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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 89 k5 blazer, Jan 26, 2003.

  1. 89 k5 blazer

    89 k5 blazer Registered Member

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    is a 6in lift to high. /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
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    bryguy00b 3/4 ton status

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    heck no..a truck is never "to high" /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif /forums/images/graemlins/crewcab.gif
     
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    No not really.
    Just what do you plan to do with your truck?


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    I love my 6" suspension lift !!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif I may go higher by adding a body lift next. Planning on some 37" tires in the near future. So probley gonna add a body lift and do some fender trimming. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    too high is fully dependant on what you plan on doing with the truck. If its only for the street and you plan on driving it like most people drive a honda, ya, 6 is too high. If you plan on driving it like the center of gravity is 5ft off the ground (I.e. slower through corners) and taking it off-road (even occasionally) then 6 will be fine. If you plan on splitting the difference in driving style, the more you lean toward cornering the lower the truck needs to be...

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    the fact that your asking means you probably want to go with a 6 inch lift. I you get less, you will pay again when you are mentally ready!
     
  7. 89 k5 blazer

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    well i have a 4in skyjacker kit and the rear seems to sag about an inch. when i bought the truck it wasen't as bad but now it's really starting to make me mad. i'm also looking into get some 36 in. boggers. /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
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    Are you useing springs or blocks in the rear ??? If springs, Some ORD Zero Rates will cure that saggy butt issue.
     
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    i've got blocks in the rear. i've heard that they flex better then springs. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    they generally do flex better on stock springs, but at some point you will wear the flex out of the stockers and will wrap them around the blocks... thats what happened to me and why my K5 is now sporting a full 4" leaf lift. If you go with a nice soft set of springs and take the leaf clip/clamp off of them when you wheel you will get much more movement. Better yet, you can get much more movement and less spring wear to flip the rear shackle. Sorry... today is my anti-block day.

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    I agree with the shackle flip on rear.Good soft spring up front.Blocks are for lowering street trucks and they usually cause more axle wrap.{wheel hop}. /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gifer on 38s /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    If you're still intrested in going 6" lift, get the soft 6" lift springs up front. 4" shackle flip and 2.5" lift springs in the rear. That should ride nice and flex pretty well. Now if you want some real flex in the rear, check out the Springer Suspension Now that's FLEX !!!!!!
     
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    I got a four" lift and 36x12.50 the back tires rub bad when I tuck one side on the back, nothing a sawzall can't fix. I plan to put 6" springs up front and shackle flip the back and cut what ever else is needed to clear bigger tires(when I get them) I think the lower the better, anything after 6" is a rollover whating to happen( just on what I've seen) depends on if your willing to break out the saw, with 35's though 6" is more then enough /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
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    A 6" lift is a good lift. You can run 36" tires with a small amount of triming, or you can run 40" tires with lots of triming. I have a 6" suspension and I am happy with it.
     

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