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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by corona1k5, Mar 10, 2001.

  1. corona1k5

    corona1k5 Registered Member

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    I want to get a superlift 4" or 6" and fit BFG 35"-12.50 mud terrains.What is the difference in wheel travel, do i have to cut fenders, and i do about 65% street driving so how do they drive. any other specs?
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  2. TheGeneral

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    Before you go with Superlift, calm down everybody, I would consider the tough country. I had Superlift 4" on my 78 sub and it road like a (*^&%& TANK. Unless you have a big block or diesel and/or very heavy bumpers I would go with the tough country, I think they have the best spring rate conducive to flex and ride. Not sure about current price differences.

    If you ain't hurt, you ain't playin' hard enough.

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  3. CaptCrunch

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    I have asked all these same questions in the past few months and now am getting ready to put my lift in. If you go Superlift... the superride rides great but is kinda saggy...more like a 4 1/2 to 5" lift from what I saw on a couple... reg superlift springs are harsh... Skyjacker Softrides have a firmer ride to them... but not too bad. Still considering them... Also BDS has recieved excellent reviews... see shawn's rig (potent rodent at www.offroad.com/chevy). Also quite a few guys going Tuff Country and like it... Think Depdog is running that and loves it... flexes great. I'm about 85% sure I'm going with BDS... but could change before I actually buy in early april.

    1987 Chevy K5 Blazer- 350 TBI
     
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    I have Tuff Countrys and love them. They are pretty harsh off-road because of the low spring rate, but I love them on the road, and I have RS 9000s so I can adjust them so they are a little better when towing and off-roading.

    90K5

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  5. corona1k5

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    i have RS5000's, is tough country not so great offroad then? If the superride springs sag to 5" is that going to fit 35-12.50 BFG muds? or would you recommend i go with skyjacker. Does BDS have a 6" lift?
     
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    i dont want rear blocks or add-a-leafs or anything. I want pure front and rear springs
     
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    The guys around here who know their sfuff use BDS. They have teflon inserts and are guaranteed for LIFE against sagging. They definitely have 6" springs (I know you're not gonna use lift blocks). I got Superlift springs and one pair said "Made in India." Thanks, Superlift, for the Indian parts on my Chevy! My 6" lift rides stiff, but the springs flex as far as I push them. To Superlift's credit, I endured a really hard landing with no breakage [​IMG]. Spend the extra money and get BDS or National Spring. Good luck!
     
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    thanx for the help! but i looked on the BDS site and did not see a rear spring option, only rear add-a-leafs and blocks. and a 5.5" biggest lift.
     
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    does national springs have a web site?
     
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    AJMBLAZER Better to be lucky than good. Premium Member

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    Go to <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.off-road.com/chevy/reviews/bds>http://www.off-road.com/chevy/reviews/bds</A> to see Shawn's review. He says their 5.5" is actually like 6.5" and he has both front and rear BDS springs.

    1992 Blazer Sport, 350 TBI, 4L60, 3" Flowmaster, K&N, 2.5" Rancho, 285/75R16 on 16x8 Baja's[​IMG]
     
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    So people who dont run BDS dont "know their stuff"????

    I as well as many other in our group run Superlift and I am very happy with them and have run their springs for years.. They flex great and the is a lifetime warranty for spring sag. Any spring is going to sag over time.

    Superlift uses two spring mfgs. When the Canadian supplier runs out they go to their other supplier.



    Mike [​IMG]
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    I ran a 4" HD Superlift kit with 35x12.50x15. The only time I rub was in full compression in the front. For HD springs, they road pretty nice and got many compliments. Plus I was only running a sbc so their was no extra weight on the springs...

    Going with a 6" and a 12.50 wide tire, then you will probably have minimal rubbing...

    I have been extremely happy with my Superlift springs and many others I know run them.

    Also, look at Sam Pattons CJ-7 "heepee". He runs Superlift springs front and rear and has won the TTC and does really well in ARCA events!

    Mike [​IMG]
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    The rodent is running a 4" ORD flip in the back with 1.5" BDS springs. I contacted BDS a few weeks ago and they told me that they don't make rear springs for my truck(88 Jimmy)

    [​IMG]I spend more time under my truck then I do in it.[​IMG]
     
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    BDS makes a 5.5 kit that is actually 6.5 inches according to shawn. You could also look into alcorn spring... they custom make them for your truck... usually approx 200 a spring. They have a site... but lost the addy... typr it in a search engine. Otherwise I'd run skyjackers in the rear. If you don't want the back to sag or use a flat add-a-leaf then I would order 8' springs .

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  15. KapeKodK5

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    I run a 4 inch superlift super ride. I have had it on about a year now and only sagged about a half inch. I run 35"s with minimal fender trimming without a problem. The ride is pretty good. Soon i might switch to BDS for more flex... just my two cents
     
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    I believe that's "Alcan" Spring. They're located in Grand Junction, Colorado. Doing a search on "alcorn" is not likely to find them. [​IMG]

    A friend of mine had them make a 6-inch lift for his CJ-7. He's very happy with the springs!

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