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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by dbltapp, Aug 17, 2001.

  1. dbltapp

    dbltapp 1/2 ton status

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    what all would i need to add or change when i go up to 6" lift? i have 2 1/2" now, i think i know but i just want to double check with you folks!

    89 SUBURBAN, 1/2 TON, 350 TBI,21/2 LIFT W/33'S
     
  2. J.R.

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    if you are buyiong a complete lift kit, it will come with all the parts you will need. springs,bolts,pitman arm,brake lines, brackets, etc.. a lot of the time its better to spend the money for a good kit and get everything then try to piece it together yourself.

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  3. RedDwarf

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    That isn't necessarily the case...dbltap, make *sure* that your kit comes with all the stuff J.R. mentioned, and also shocks. The shocks you have now would fit while the suspension is a rest, but once you flex, you may break one. Also, they probably arent valved to work with the taller lift springs.

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  4. dbltapp

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    right, but what about brake lines, e-brake cable, breather lines, drive shaft and do i need to shimthe rear axle?

    89 SUBURBAN, 1/2 TON, 350 TBI,21/2 LIFT W/33'S
     
  5. LittleJimmy

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    With that lift you will have do everything those guy's said. Plus you will definetly need new drive shafts. Custom style with cv I would say. But that is me......
     
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    before you go and get a new driveshaft, try the old one and see how it fits. i put on an 8" likt one my jimmy and the old shaft worked great. i haven't had any problems with it since i lifted it over a year ago. don

    '85 Jimmy in Jax, Fl
     

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