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Newbie Axle questions??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by thekiffer, Aug 30, 2005.

  1. thekiffer

    thekiffer Registered Member

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    Ok, I am new to blazers but not new to wheeling. I found a nice 91 K5 and I know I will need lift and axles. I want to conver the front to 52" I want no more than 4" total lift. I don't mind cutting. I plan on Running a minimum of 37's. I need to know what is possible as far as bolt in (I can't weld but I can turn a wrench). What springs are the cheapest and best, I want a sixty and a 14 blt FF what vehicles should they come off of. Who has the parts for or where can I get the parts for the drive shaft conversion and what else will be required to do this kind of conversion brakes, brake lines, stearing....etc.
     
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    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    If you search, you will find that your questions have been asked and answered here no less that Eleventy-Billion times.......really
     
  3. thekiffer

    thekiffer Registered Member

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    I have been searching and been getting bits and pieces but no stand pat answers. You guys need a better Newb sticky with links to many of the basic upgrade questions.
     
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    Leper 1/2 ton status

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    You know a "Most Asked" or "Most Popular Conversion" forum would be kinda cool.
     
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    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    sounds good to me!

    i hate to say it, but pavementsucks has a bunch of those kind of stickys
     
  6. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Doing the front 52's requires welding if you want to , or not if you trust the bolts .

    http://coloradok5.com/52inchspringswap.shtml
     
  7. thekiffer

    thekiffer Registered Member

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    You don't need a whole forum just one thread to specifically answer basic questions. I noticed one of the other forums on here has begun that but there are no links for Axle questions, lift questions, stearing, brakes, good doner vehicles, and I am not new to forums so I know to search but I have really been struggling because many of the responces are to very specific questions and at this point I need the general stuff. There is some great info on here!!! Please understand I am trying to slam anyone, just trying to get some answers without spending years finding them.


    So, anyway still need help with the initial question!!
     
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    Whoops, must have missed that skimming. So it is basically doing a shackle reversal too? How much lift does a factory spring give you approx?
     
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    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    The front already has the rear spring shackle hanging down .

    All this simply is :

    Moving the front spring hanger forward .
    Moving the rear upper shackle hole backward .
    Bolting on rear leaf springs .

    Lift amount varies with the springs you use .

    I may do my trail rig "someday" , but being cheap , lazy guy I am not bothering yet .
     

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