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Ride Height

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Supergas, Jan 8, 2002.

  1. Supergas

    Supergas 1/2 ton status

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    I am in the process of installing a Tuff Country 2" Lift EZ Ride lift kit on a 1971 Jimmy. I am using their springs and shocks. They are telling me that the rear springs need to be 4" lift with the front being 2" lift to make the truck level. Is this true?? It seems that the new springs are making the truck sit higher than it was with rearched springs. Does anyone know the height of the vehicle in stock form??
    I have 33 X 12.50-15 tires on now an have tons of clearance.
    I would appreciate any and all comments and advice.

    <P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by Supergas on 01/08/02 06:56 AM.</FONT></P>
     
  2. Triaged

    Triaged 1/2 ton status

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    I started a post a while back that dealt with that same subject.
    <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/forums/showflat.php?Cat=&amp;Board=firstgen&amp;Number=195449&amp;page=&amp;view=&amp;sb=&amp;o=&amp;vc=1>1st Gen Lift Measurement</a>

    '71 Blazer CST w/ a 400sbc, 4" lift, 36" Supper Swampers, and alot of rust
    <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/triaged>See it Here </a>
     
  3. Triaged

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    Maybe I should answer your 1st question. Blazers often need higher lift springs in the rear because the springs are designed with p/u trucks in mind. A blazer with the hard top on has more weight on the rear wheels than a p/u and therefore need the extra lift to compinsate for the extra weight.

    '71 Blazer CST w/ a 400sbc, 4" lift, 36" Supper Swampers, and alot of rust
    <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/triaged>See it Here </a>
     
  4. Burt4x4

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    Well 2" front and 4" rear you will stink bug for sure. Like what Triaged said the pre-made lift kits are made to Pick-Up specs not Blazers. I am running 4" Rancho Front and 5 1/2" SuperLift rear springs and my rig has a slight stinkbug look to it with the hard top off. with it on it appears to be perfictly level. I kinda prefer the butt to be up a bit, looks better than a saggy butt anyway![​IMG]
    Good Luck


    72K5[​IMG]Led Zeppelin[​IMG]Rock ON![​IMG]
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  5. Supergas

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    Any one have the stock measurements or know where I can find them??
     
  6. Triaged

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    Did you check the link I posted above? There are a few measurments from guys with stock trucks.

    '71 Blazer CST w/ a 400sbc, 4" lift, 36" Supper Swampers, and alot of rust
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  7. JMZ

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    Stink bug! hahahahahah. Supergas, I have 5`` in front and 7`` in back . I think it looks pretty cool with no weight. I plan on a big pipe bumper, people, beer, extra gas,ect. I think it will sit level then. If you are ever up this way(Gonzales), we need to get together and talk Blazers. PS I have 35`s.

    <P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by JMZ on 01/10/02 04:28 PM.</FONT></P>
     
  8. Supergas

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    Well, got the 4 " in the rear &amp; the 2" in the front with new shocks and the Damn Thing sits level... Maybe these guys from Tuff Country knew what they were talking about....
    A couple of more days and the Jimmy is on the road.....
    Then SELL THE SCOUT!!!!!!
     
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    Supergas,

    I would really like to see pictures. Any chance?

    TIA
     
  10. 1972Blazer

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    I just installed Rough Country 4" lift springs front and rear and mine even has the stink bug look right now. When I first installed the new lift the rear set 2.5 inches higher then it did with stock springs and 4" blocks. It should settle down a little once I get a chance to drive it. I run with 35" BFG Mud Terrain's on 15X8 Ralley wheels It never rubs and I have all kinds of clearance.

    1972 Black CST Blazer, 350/415 HP, TH350, NP205, 4" Springs Front/Rear, AGR Variable Ratio Steering, 15X8 Ralley Wheels and 35X12.50 BFG Mud Tires.
     
  11. Supergas

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    I will post some pic's as soon as I borrow my friends digital camera....
     

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