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Superlift 2- 1/2 inch lift

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by mahonpaul, Mar 29, 2002.

  1. mahonpaul

    mahonpaul Registered Member

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    A recent purchase was a 1989 Blazer - stock except for 31's. I'd like to add new springs front and back adding 2-1/2 inches. Also, replacing the 31's with 33's on stock 15x8 rims-10 bolt, stock 5.7L 350 TBI. Any advice about the Superlift systems?
     
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    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Superlift are a little stiffer than others, supposedly, but if you're going to run heavy bumpers or something, you might like it that way.

    I wouldn't waste my money on a 2.5" lift. Either go 4" or just use a 3" body lift to clear 33s (it's cheaper anyway).
     
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    mahonpaul Registered Member

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    Thanks, I'm still looking at options and appreciate the advice.
     
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    Pugsley 1/2 ton status

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    IMHO Superlift is the second best to custom springs - they are stiff at first, but "settle in" to the most supple lift spring I've ever dealt with. Tim is right - go 4", by the time the springs settle the 2.5" will be more like 1.5", and those 33's will seem awfully close to the fenders.
     
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    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    I have Superlift springs on mine. They do settle but they do give a decent ride.
     
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    if you want 33's you can just do a nice trim job on the fenders.
    i didnt do a nice job, i dont care what my rig looks like so i just hacked them away
    ask around to see if anyone has a pic of nice job
    pluss it looks real agressive
    Grant
     
  7. mahonpaul

    mahonpaul Registered Member

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    the 4 inch lift seems to be the public choice. Would occasional towing be out of the question with a 4-inch lift and 33's???
     
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    I tow edmy Jimmy with my Suburban a few times. My burb had a 4" lift and 35s. I stepped down to 33s for a while till I can gear it so I can go up hills a little better.
     
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    Let's see... I'm running 33's with 2.5" springs and every once in awhile tow a horse trailer. I did trim the front fender's (pics at the link below) but I've had no problems..I'm running Procomp springs up front. Add-a-leaves and blocks in rear.
     
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    No way. I pulled my 4,000 lb camper no problem with a 4" and 35s. I can't see why you couldn't pull a trailer with even a bigger truck....higher arched springs are stiffer anyway.
     

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