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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by bandit, Jun 20, 2001.

  1. bandit

    bandit 1/2 ton status

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    Im 99% sure im buying a 92 chevy s-10 pickup extcab shortbox manul 4.3l 4x4 whats the best and cheepest way to get some lift out of these i would like to put 32 11.5 on it

    AJ
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  2. 84_Chevy_K10

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    Rear shacles, crank the torsion bars, body lift.

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

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    Yep Body lift... and if you crank the torsion bars.. be sure to get the front end aligned... that's most important..


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  4. HarryH3

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    32's might be a stretch for that rig unless you want to spend some cash. The front fenderwells will be wanting to meet your tires pretty often. [​IMG] The frame rails on an S-10 already hang very low, so they look pretty goofy with a big body lift installed. [​IMG]

    With the torsion bars cranked to the top and Rancho 1.5-inch add-a-leafs in the back, my '91 S-Jimmy sits level, but 30x9.50's mounted on the stock wheels will still lightly rub when I get it crossed up. I've driven it lots of places that it shouldn't have been, but once you learn how to pick the right line, so that the frame rails aren't hanging you up all the time, you'll be able to amaze your friends. [​IMG] I've been over LOTS of passes in Colorado in it. The skid plates are, ahem, well used but it seldom gets stuck! [​IMG]

    For lots of S-10 info check out <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.S10-4x4.com>http://www.S10-4x4.com</A>. Those guys are as rabid about their S-10's as we are about K5's. Some really cool rigs over there! V8 conversions, solid front axle conversions, 35's, etc. [​IMG]

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  5. Blaze

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    Crank the torsion bars and rear shackles. Don't go body lift - they look stupid. My 86 S-10 Blazer has the t-bar tweak for a whopping 1.5" of lift. I can fit 32" tires with a little fender trimming, which I will be doing soon. Some S-10s sit higher than others, it all depends on the suspension packages that it came with. Luckily for me, mine has the towing pkg, heavy duty shocks, etc, so it sits up pretty high.

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  6. coopertwpk

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    well you cannot body lift s10 4.3 unless major work is done exhaust mainly also dual elec fans etc .the motors just fir in these so clearence is a problem major cutting around the steering shaft the exhaust ends up against the frame the fan is way to high ,oh by the way my s10 just hit 229,000 on the way home today with an auto and 4.3 its 2wd with a 3"fabtech lift and 30x9.5s and will still chirp second gear.

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  7. bandit

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    Why is this cooper?? but keep the ideas rollin i dont know muhc about this trucks other then the automanic sucks the manual is cool and 4.3 has some power

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    why does the automatic suck?
     
  9. kpanza

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    My automatic in my old S10 didn't suck! I had an 88 with the 4.3L, standard cab, and that thing went like a bat out of hell! I never had any mechanical problems, and the tranny was ABUSED! Just think, 16 year old kid, first truck! I did so many neutral drops it would make you head spin! I went through a set of BFG ATs at least once a year, I just burned the tires right off! Anyways, I had a 3" body lift on it (I was young and stupid, what can I say) with 30x9.50s and they STILL rubbed when flexing it up good.

    There is no EASY and GOOD way to lift them for BIG tires, in my opinion, especially not for cheap!
     
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    my bother has had three blazer and every one of the m the tranny blew like 3 times a year all of did that so i jsut htink there [censored]
    just my thoughts

    AJ
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