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Susp. lift for 83 K5

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by kaospiloten, Oct 14, 2001.

  1. kaospiloten

    kaospiloten Newbie

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    I have a 83 Blazer K5 with 2" or 3" body lift( I am not sure....)
    with 33" wheels. I would like to fit 35" wheels. How much lift wil i need and what is the best kit to use?? Do i need to trim the fenders??
     
  2. RedDwarf

    RedDwarf 1/2 ton status

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    Measure the spacers etween the frame and body. The height of these is the height of your body lift.

    You need 4 or 5 inches to clear 35"s w/o hacking and if you flex a lot when you wheel, 6" would be nice.

    Still Poundin' "pavment" after all these years!!! [​IMG]
     
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    kaospiloten Newbie

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    Thanks for the fast reply. Can you recomend a kit?? What brand to use??
     
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    RedDwarf 1/2 ton status

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    As a matter of fact, I can. I highly recommend Skyjacker.
    Mine has been a total delight. Rides good, flexes good and handles good. They aren't the cheapest kit on the market, but in my opinion/exerience, they are the best of the major manufacturers.

    Still Poundin' "pavment" after all these years!!! [​IMG]
     
  5. chevrules

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    I prefer Skyjacker but it is priced higher than some of the other companies.The Superlift is also a good kit,get the Super Ride springs.They are a bit better riding spring like the Skyjacker.This is just my opinion.

    chevrules...always has and always will
     
  6. HispanicPanic

    HispanicPanic 1/2 ton status

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    if you have a 2-3 inch body lift and you want your truck to look proportianal go with a 4 inch lift that gives you a totoal of 7 inches of lift which good for 35's as far as brand i really like Tuff Country HD good price good ride and real good flex now if you want it to ride like a caddy go Tuff Country Soft Ride down side to the Soft Ride is it will sag down an 1 inch or so in time

    <font color=purple>I put the Panic in Hispanic</font color=purple>[​IMG]
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