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Pics of my new lift installed

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by txbartman, Jun 26, 2001.

  1. txbartman

    txbartman 1/2 ton status

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    Well, I finally got my lift installed. I am very pleased with the ride. For the first time in many, many years, my truck sits level again. But now I think the tires look a little small. What do you think? [​IMG]

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://tx85gmcguy.alloffroad.com/liftphoto1.html>http://tx85gmcguy.alloffroad.com/liftphoto1.html</A>

    85 GMC Jimmy, 305 w/TH700-NP208, 4" lift, 32X11.5 BFG ATs, 15x10 Eagles, Smittybuilt tube nerf bars and bumbers
     
  2. rocko

    rocko 1/2 ton status

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    Looking great Brian..
    Look's like a whole new truck doesn't it?

    Remember to re-torque everything down once you've driven it a few miles.. you'll probably have to re-torque everything 3 times...
    Congrats.. and looking good...

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  3. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    Lookin good! You staying with the 32's or are you going to move up in size?

    <font color=green>MIKE</font color=green> - "Hukd on fawnics,werkd fer me!"
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  4. txbartman

    txbartman 1/2 ton status

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    I am probably going to go to 35x12.50 MTs. Problem is that my 32s have lots of tread on them. Hard to financially justify simply replacing them while the others are in good shape considering the other stuff that I want to spend money on. Now, if I can find someone to buy my 32s, that's another story!

    85 GMC Jimmy, 305 w/TH700-NP208, 4" lift, 32X11.5 BFG ATs, 15x10 Eagles, Smittybuilt tube nerf bars and bumbers
     
  5. AZK5

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    Looks great, 35" MT's would look real sweet with the 4" lift. That's the combo I used to run.
    CB

    1973 K5, 400TPI,TH350, 203/205, Dana60/Detroit/5.38 front and rear, 4" lift, 38" TSL's on steel wheels
     
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    Nice looking truck man.
     
  7. Sparky87k5

    Sparky87k5 1/2 ton status

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    Nice looking pics. Hard to believe that was 4" of lift. What brand of lift was it? How does it ride & handle now as compared to stock? I'm looking at replacing my 3" lift with spring front & back, like yours. Liking the 4" lift.

    87 K5, D60 & 14FF, 5 sp & NP208 & 383 stroker. Build it Bulletproof and take it fishing!
     
  8. CaptCrunch

    CaptCrunch 1/2 ton status

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    Looks great... I agree 35's would rock w/ that combo.... Looks like the same paint scheme as mine... man that is a few of them herew/ that scheme... I better get a paint job LOL.

    -Mikey
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  9. muddin4fun

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    Give me the tires! I have no tread on 31's! LOL!!!
    Looks good!

    <font color=purple>Have you hugged your K5 today?</font color=purple>
     
  10. rocko

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    Hey Lara..
    He's selling the wheels and tires.. or seperate..


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  11. 90K5

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    looks awesome...glad it went so smoothly. i would agree that 35's would look awesome with that lift.

    90K5

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  12. txbartman

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    The tires are in great shape with about 80% of the tread remaining on them. I'd sell the rims and the tires ready to roll for $400. And I am just around the corner from you in Plano. Want 'em? Let's deal. [​IMG]

    85 GMC Jimmy, 305 w/TH700-NP208, 4" lift, 32X11.5 BFG ATs, 15x10 Eagles, Smittybuilt tube nerf bars and bumbers
     
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    I run 35x12.50R15 BFG M/Ts with a 4" and I agree it looks pretty good. I wish I had a 6" though.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
  14. txbartman

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    I used the Rough Country 4" full spring lift. I don't like blocks and my rear springs were sagging big time. With the dual steering stabilizer, it was about $625 shipped to the door. Got here in 2 days. It rides great so far. I am going to install the ORD sway bar correction kit, though. I think it is under too much tension right now. Without the steering arm it would be rather un-steerable (new word), so that is a must. And since it was included in the kit, that was nice. Installation wasn't much trouble. Just the normal stuff you would expect for bolts that haven't been removed in 16 years! I am very pleased so far and would highly recommend it. Of course, I haven't had it offroad yet and its my first lift. I don't have anything to compare it to.

    85 GMC Jimmy, 305 w/TH700-NP208, 4" lift, 32X11.5 BFG ATs, 15x10 Eagles, Smittybuilt tube nerf bars and bumbers
     
  15. muddin4fun

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    I wanted you to just give them to me [​IMG]. My new tires are a little down the road from me and I'm crossing my fingers that my little baldies will make it LOL! I've already got rims. I'll gladly give 3 dolla for the tires though [​IMG]!

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    lookin REAL good!!

    [​IMG] <font color=blue> Jeff </font color=blue> [​IMG]
     
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    Nice!!


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    Congratulations on a jobb well done!

    I to had the problem of not getting as many pictures as I intended because of greasy hands and I was to busy making progress that I forgot[​IMG]

    After you drive it for a while you will get used to the new handling, mine felt weird/loose at first but now I drive straight as a arrow again. I installed the ORD steeringbrace in addition to a rancho steering stabilizer and I think my truck drives and handels safe and even a litle bether than it did before with 33" 12,5 and just the 3" bodylift. The new shocks made the most diffrence. My old ones where totaly shot, and could be moved without almost any resistance. Also i greased every niple in the steering set-upp and that also made the steering more responsive, and a litle more precise....

    The 32's will sell fast if you put them in the paper for 400$. Then you will be even more happy with your "new" truck on 35 monster wheels[​IMG]

    Have fun !!


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  19. FLY_N_HY

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    Try some wider 33's or 35's and It would look about right I think.
     

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