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Saggy asses

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by blazentank, Apr 18, 2001.

  1. blazentank

    blazentank 1/2 ton status

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    I just put a 4 inch lift on my 86 k5 i used a procomp lift with springs in front blocks in rear. but the back is sagging down 2 inches in the rear i've herd that the blazer's had the saggy ass syndrome but don't know what is the best solution I just need help because it has htis stupid looking stance even though i have 32's on back and 31's on front so if i din't have the 32's on back there would be a 3 inch differance please help me
     
  2. muddin4fun

    muddin4fun 3/4 ton status

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    Get some helper springs that will correct for 2 inches and put them in the back. This is common

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  3. Esteban86K5

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    I too have an 86 and when I installed my 2 1/2 lift my ass sagged too. I got a pair of add-a-leafs from 4WPW and it raised it up so now my rear end is higher. Actually it sits just about level. When I take te top off it does go up.

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  4. dyeager535

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    muddin4fun 3/4 ton status

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    They make 2 inch also. You can also get an easy ride helper spring. It's real long instead of short and basically re-arches your springs, which is what they need.

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  6. LittleJimmy

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    Or just get new springs for the back that will match the front.
     
  7. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    Or you can go with a 2.5" ORD Shackle flip!

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    I had asked about that when I got my lift kit. I was told that if you put blocks in the back instead of springs that it would sag.

    '85 Jimmy in Jax, Fl
     
  9. CK5

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    ORD can make these in any size you want (with in reason) and they did not make my ride any harsher.

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  10. shaggyk5

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    not that 31's and 32's are TOO big a difference, but doesnt stuff get messed up with different size tires on the same diff ratio's?

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  11. 84K5WITHAJUNK305

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    Yes, different size tires with the same gear ratios can cause damage, don't do it.

    A broken 84 k5 and lots of mud, it sucks to be me
     
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    Its probalby OK off-raod only, especially in the mud, but i wouldn't keep it like tha tlonger than necseeary.

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    When I lifted my truck I noticed what I thought was a sag also. What I found out is that the rear fenders are cut lower than the front. The front are cut higher so they will have clearance when the truck is turning on a bind. My truck was actually sitting level. It was just an illusion. I don't know if this is your problem or not. It is just what I noticed.

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    You could also just put in and add-a-leave in the rear. I've never had a problem with mine.



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    To get an accurate idea of your trucks actual stance make sure it is parked on level ground and measure up to the body line. If you're measuring the fender openings you'll be way off. The body line should be level to the ground...within reason.

    Rene

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    I'm assuming you could throw a little level on the top of the rig also...

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    I simply used a level at the body side molding that runs front to back.

    I had a poll at one time to check the height at each wheel! The easiest way turned out to do as above!
     

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