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?'s regarding REMOVAL of body lift.

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by CAROLINAK5, Feb 20, 2002.

  1. CAROLINAK5

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    ?\'s regarding REMOVAL of body lift.

    gonna remove a 3"body lift that was on the blazer when i bought it. what all do i need to be aware of when doing this?
    i have been told to loosen all the bolts, jack up one side and replace the bolts with the new ones, let it down and do the same for the other side.
    i am also aware of the transmision gear select rod needing to be shortened. anything else?
    i'm about positive my 35" tires won't rub during normal driving( i have a 4" suspension lift), but what about moderate off-road...like driving across a plowed field to when hunting?
    thanks



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    Re: ?\'s regarding REMOVAL of body lift.

    I just added a 3" body lift because my 35's were rubbing during moderate wheelin'. To take yours out, all you need is new bolts, and to shorten the shift linkage to the tranny. Remember to take the front bumper off if you don't want to scrape the paint on which ever side you let down first. Also, if the rubber body mounts are shot, this is great time to replace them.

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    Re: ?\'s regarding REMOVAL of body lift.

    You could always go with the 1" ORD body lift to take care of the possible rubbing
    Or cheap way is to fender trim, but you will rub while offroading without any body lift and a 4" suspension lift and 35's.
    Not too terrible or anything, but it might start to bug after a while

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    Re: ?\'s regarding REMOVAL of body lift.

    gonna need shorter bolts and, as u said, to adjust your tranny shift linkage. Also, whomever put the BL on may have got a new steering shaft...like a Borgeson...IF they did get one...they are cut-to-fit...when you dropped it back down 3" you'd prolly have to cut it shorter. Just something to think about. I'd diconnect it from the steering box if I was you, just to be safe.

    AFA rubbing, yeah you can rub 35s with 4" of lift. Last time I went wheeling I rubbed quite a bit with 4" of suspension and 1" of body...with the front disconnected. As to the plowed field scenario..that shouldnt cause rubbing...but as soon as you come upon a rut or big bump you might...depends.

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