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need a softer suspension

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by woody99, Jun 4, 2004.

  1. woody99

    woody99 Newbie

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    hay all, newbie here. i just bought my first k5, it's an 84 blazer. it has a 9" suspension lift, and 3" body lift, and it rides like a rock. i seriously need a new softer suspension. i was wondering what size suspension lifts are available, and if anyone could point me to a reliable SOFT kit. thanks in advance everyone.
     
  2. Bhintz

    Bhintz 1/2 ton status

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    youll never get a 9 inch lift to ride good, if you want a good ride get some 4inch tuffcountry springs
     
  3. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    anything over 6" will ride rough without going through deaver or alcan for some softies
     
  4. jjlaughner

    jjlaughner 3/4 ton status

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    couple of options out include custom springs and shackle flips.

    if stock 52" rear springs give you 4" of lift when used up front, maybe you could use a 4" lift 52" front spring and a zerorate with longer shackles. In the rear maybe a 4" shackle flip moved back with custom springs that are longer with a long rear shackle /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif

    take some working and playing with but it might could be done
     
  5. lason

    lason 1/2 ton status

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    This is an interesting thread because I just got my first K5 as well and it has a 8" lift and also rides like a rock. I was thinking about a tuff country setup as well to drop it down to about 6".
     

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