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Painted the blazer PICS and lift questions

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by camarossguy2, Feb 26, 2005.

  1. camarossguy2

    camarossguy2 1/2 ton status

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    Hey guys
    Heres my blazer
    89' k5 with 350/700 241
    It was a real POS when i bought it and i have been working hard on it to get it acceptable to me.
    I recently painted is dark bronze mist metalic (Gm color) base/clear. I think is came out really well. I still need to do some wetsanding and buffing, but here are the initial pics unbuffed. I actully ran out of clear on the rear fenders. i was putting it on heavy everywhere else and only got a moderate coat on the rear 1/4s. I will try to buff it smooth, but i may have to re-clear to get the finish i want.

    Please while you are looking at it, let me know if you think it has a 6'' lift or what?? I was told it was 6'' from the seller, but im not sure for certain.

    http://www.cardomain.com/memberpage/223273/10
    (if that link does not work, please go to www.cardomain.com/id/camarossguy2 and then click on page 10 )

    Lastly, i want to know about where i can find these 56'' spring people are installing.
    Where do you get them? (what cars did they come on?)
    Does anyone have a good install page or insturctions??
    What height do they come out to be?
    Its down right impossible to search for info on them since "56" is too short and the other words you would use are to common. I just hate to get reamed for postin a question like that.


    My goal for The K5 is to fit 38s with minimal trimming. A rear "Sky manufacturing" shackle flip, and cut the 4'' blocks i have now down to 2''.....so over all the rear would be 7'' or 8'' from factory(assuming i have a 6'' lift now)
    and then i need to get 2'' more for the front(for about 7'' or8'' total)...What do you guys think?


    Thanks
    Ken
     
  2. camarossguy2

    camarossguy2 1/2 ton status

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  3. camarossguy2

    camarossguy2 1/2 ton status

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    AFTER(dirty)
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  4. camarossguy2

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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Nice job!

    The lift looks like a 4" to me though.

    Rene
     
  6. hunter

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    I agree, looks like a 4" kit and 35's to me, if that was a 6" kit you would have alot more fender clearance.
     
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    RustBuket 1/2 ton status

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    If you want to not have to lift to fit 38's you may have to lift more than 6"...bodylift maybe?
     
  8. hunter

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    The paint job looks pretty good, but if your gonna trim the fenders, why didnt you do that first before the paint?
     
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    looks good. what color is the paint?
     
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    rubbinz raczn 1/2 ton status

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    Looks like the next mod needs to be a tube bumper. The paint looks great :waytogo:
     
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    A) measure the block in the back of your truck, (probably 4")
    B) measure the wheel well space in the front and back
    C) subtract the rear from the front. add that number to 4.
    thats your lift size.
     
  13. camarossguy2

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    front 11"
    rear 9"

    By your figure i do have 6''


    hmmmm??? confused

    Can someone tell me how many leafs are in a stock rear springs assembly? i have 7 and a 4'' block
     
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    Looks like 6" to me with the 35s
     
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    it is a 6". i have a 5" now and thats a little bigger.
     
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    My truck with a 6" lift has no block in the back, so does that mean I have a 0" lift? What if a truck has a 4" block and an add-a-leaf for a total of 6" lift? I don't think your majical formula would work very well.



    It also looks like a 4" lift to me, not only judging by the fender clearance, but the front springs appear to be too flat for a 6" lift.






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    I have a 6" lift on my 75 K5 and It looks around the same height. I also want to be able to replace my 35's for 38's and I was told that if I do a 3" body lift that I would be able to fit 38's, but then again lots of people don't like bodylifts. I could see how some people say that it's a 4" lift cause when I got my lift, I got 6" springs in the front and 4" springs on the back rather than 4" blocks in the back, but they consider this lift being a 6" lift.
     
  18. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    I agree, it looks more like 6". If you compare the amount of tire up in the wheel well between our trucks they look to be fairly similar.


    *Gratuitous pic post*
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    OOPS.. :doah:

    I do like that color though..
     
  20. camarossguy2

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    Heres so more shots, the later to show the exact hieghts F&R.
    QUESTION. How many leafs are in the stock rear springs? I have 7 currently and dont know what that means.....Grrrr i hate previous owners lol

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