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stock vs. lifted

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by GONZO2, Dec 29, 2001.

  1. GONZO2

    GONZO2 1/2 ton status

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    well i finally decided to see how much flex these new rough country springs have in them. check it out <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/album/28001299wXjmeSnvNm>here</a> .
    so i brought my wife's mostly stock 88 blazer along for comparison. those stock springs sure do seem to flex good, even with those 33's. [​IMG] both blazers still have the sway bars on. how much more flex would i expect if i took it off?
    one point worth noting, my wife's blazer would not climb to the top of the hill. where it is pictured is as far as it would climb without spinning the tires( da*n open rear [​IMG] ). may have been able to go a little higher with a running start though [​IMG] . my 85 just walked up to the top like it belonged there [​IMG] !
    so what do you think?

    <font color=blue>85 blazer</font color=blue> 4" lift, 35" pro comp mt, locked out back
    <font color=blue>88 blazer</font color=blue>mostly stock
    <font color=blue>99 30th ann. TA</font color=blue>
    <font color=blue>79 TA</font color=blue>
     
  2. 89GMCSuburban

    89GMCSuburban 1/2 ton status

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    Not a whole lot, but it could make a little difference. Overall, looks great! Hell, a 4" RC lift is only $290! i should get one...

    Red 1989 GMC Suburban SLE V1500 - TBI 350, 700R4 w/ shift kit, Quad-shock front, 31/10.50/15 Pro Comp MT, 4.10 gears, Duals off cat
     
  3. fr8train

    fr8train 1/2 ton status

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    Nice looking trucks

    <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/thatguydrew23>http://community.webshots.com/user/thatguydrew23</a>
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  4. rocko

    rocko 1/2 ton status

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    Very nice trucks..
    As for disconnecting sway bars.. I took mine completely off my 83.. and it flexed consideribly more.. didn't take measurement's.. but you could just tell..
    Again.. two sweet looking Blazers..
    And as for the Rough Country lift.. I'm very pleased with the one I installed on the 83.. now I must test the Explorer pro comp lift i put in the 89..

    I haven't failed, I've found 10,000 ways that don't work. www.rocko.rockcrawler.com
     

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