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Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by OneLeft, Sep 6, 2001.

  1. OneLeft

    OneLeft 1/2 ton status

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    First off I'd like to say that my anti-sway dis/cor works awesome. Been about 3 years on and no problems.

    I am thinking about ordering a few more parts, but I have a few questions.

    1. I have an 89 Blazer. Will the frame brace for the stearing box fit?
    2. I have 4" front and rear springs. I think I would like to do the shackle flip in the rear, but I do not want to go another 4" in lift. I think I seen something about a 2 1/2" lift shackle flip. Will that work on my 89?
    3. To bring the front up, if the 2 1/2" shackle flip would work....Would the 1" add a leaf and some extended shackles do the job? From what I have read, the extended shackles for the fron will lift it about 1 5/8" and then the 1" add a leaf would make the front only 1/8" off from the rear. Right? I plan on taking that top off and getting rid of it, so that will let the rear ride a little taller.

    Okay thats it. confused yet?! Please let me know so I can place my order.....

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  2. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    1: the box brace will work, it's good for all the straight axle K5's from 73-up.

    2: Do you want a 6" lift? If that's what you're after, the 2.5" flip kit would work well and will fit your '89.

    3: For the front, I would recommend a 6" lift spring, the zero rates with some shackle lift may do it, but you may still come up short. And I'm not really that fond of getting much lift out of a shackle. With a 6" spring, if you need to add some height, you can.

    Hope this helps!


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  3. OneLeft

    OneLeft 1/2 ton status

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    Besides the cost of the 6" springs. I have a question about the wheel travel difference between the 4" and 6" springs. I was told once that I will get better articulation with 4" springs. There are a few reasons I want to go taller than the 4" I have now, but mainly I want to get rid of those stock rear shacles.

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  4. Stephen

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    The 4" front springs will probably have a little better flex than a 6" front, but it's not going to be a huge difference. You're rear is going to stay about the same since you're using the same spring. You may actually see an increase in rear articulation since the front will be pushing it around a little more due to the ride height and the slightly stiffer springs.
    Just for an idea of the stiffness, we have a local customer that went from a TCI 4" to a 6" and in the swap used greasable bushings on the 6". He was really happy with the ride quality increase from the change to 6" springs, which seems backwards, but the greasable bushings did make a pretty good difference.
    Hope this helps

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    Thanks. I feel like I am starting to get going in the right direction. Do you have a recomendation on front springs? My rear springs are Superlift.

    I have seen the greasable bushings for the rear, but do you also have them for the front?

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    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    We do have a full greasable bushing set for the front, you use our HD greasable shackles, #GU37011, and a greasable main eye kit, either GU37012 for "aftermarket springs" (rancho, procomp, TCI, etc) or GU37013 for superlift or skyjacker springs.

    We have a lot of guys running the TCI 6" front springs that like them, that's what I would recommend.


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    Thanks for all your help.

    Ordering parts soon.

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