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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Lotsa_Faith, Aug 16, 2001.

  1. Lotsa_Faith

    Lotsa_Faith 1/2 ton status

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    PHASE I

    6" Superlift w/rear springs: about 720$
    4 35" BFG's (or should i cheap out w/some General MT's?):624$
    15x8?? rockcrawlers(or is there better size for 12.5" tire: 140$
    other neccesary stuff: please tell me

    PHASE II

    D44 front: dunno
    14 B FF or SF: dunno
    3" Body lift: 70$
    38x12.5 TSLs: $704

    so can u guys fill in some of the prices i don't know or at least telll me what u paid for urs? and if u know somewhere where i can get the stuff for less than i put? also can u tell me what other components ill need after the lift? thanx guys, this place is great.

    Mike Dee
     
  2. keith

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    There is a really nice post over on pirate4x4 about 36 vs. 38 TSL SX's. On the general forum. Good pictures too. And get the 15x10's they look better.

    79 Blazer 6"lift 38 SX's locked/4:56 <a target="_blank" href=http://www.keith.rockcrawler.com>www.keith.rockcrawler.com</a>
     
  3. bigblue

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    I had a very similar plan. But wish I had gone higher than 35' tires ! But the BFG's are strong as nails..

    Surfing is Life...
     
  4. solowookie

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    I see one problem if you decide to go with a 14B FF, you're gonna have to buy those tires or wheel's twice because that thing is 8 lug...

    if you really wanna minimize your cost then I'd do phase 2 the same time you do phase 1 unless you do a 14B SF.

    my own personal tasted I'd do the SSR's instead of the BFG's...

    superlift's are suppose to be good lifts, but from what everybody say's they are not as high as advertised.

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  5. rocko

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    so w/the 15x10's youre saying would look better with 12.5" wide tires? if thats what you mean, ill get those. and also, can i get a dana 44 and a 14 bolt 6 lug? i thought about the 6 to 8 lug, and i don't want to change wheels, but i want to put some kind of lift on it as soon as possible so i want to start out w/the 35's. also whoever said something about the ssr's, i don't want to spend too extremely much money on the 35's b/c as soon as i get the other money i will be selling those tires. i think ill go w/the general MTs now since someone said they were decent. and thanx about the rough country lift, its about $650 instead of the 720$ superlift.thanx guys

    Mike Dee<P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by Lotsa_Faith on 08/16/01 05:32 PM.</FONT></P>
     
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    No problem.. I used a Rough Country system in my truck.. I am really pleased with it.. Ride is just right..


    Round Rock, Texas I haven't failed, I've found 10,000 ways that don't work. <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Rockos-album>http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Rockos-album</a>
     
  8. 86K5TrailBlazer

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    yeah and dont forget driveshafts steering mods that may run you from $250 (lengthen and steering arm) to $700(added new shafts from someone like Tom Woods) because of the 6" lift



    ohh and ss brake lines(front and rear $90), bumpstops (2 sets $120)
    <P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by 86K5TrailBlazer on 08/16/01 05:40 PM.</FONT></P>
     
  9. Mr.Chevy4x4

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    As for the cost of the dana 44 and 14ff, I bought a whole 78 3/4 ton 4x4 for $350 that had a 350, turbo 400, np203, 44, and 14ff. There are good deals out there, you just have to be patient and keep your eyes open.

    '85 K5 : Run it til it breaks, then fix it and go again!
     
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    <blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr>

    There are good deals out there, you just have to be patient and keep your eyes open.

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    You aren't kidding.. Just be patient.. and the deal's are out there.. Sometime's a whole part's truck is the way to go.. buy it cheap, then make your money back by parting it out.



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    I'd think your general's would be a pretty good option...

    you could also run these on your factory wheel's, and just air them down more...

    I'm running 15x8 wheel's and 35x12.5x16, and if you just air'd these down until your tires were getting good contact (not just in the center) you wouldn't have to buy wheel's.

    they when you did the axle swap you could get new wheels, tires, and you wouldn't loose money on a set of wheels.

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