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Suspension Lift 2 1/2 or 4"

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by frank8808, Jul 25, 2002.

  1. frank8808

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    Suspension Lift 2 1/2 or 4\"

    I'm thinking of putting a lift on my 91 blazer. Idon't know if I should go 4" because I don't want to go to high. But does a 2 1/2" lift look good? /forums/images/icons/frown.gif /forums/images/icons/confused.gif
     
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    Re: Suspension Lift 2 1/2 or 4\"

    2.5" with 33/12.5 on it.
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    The truck had the lift when I got it. I would go 4". I will be doing this when $$ allows.

    My 33's rub with the sway bar attatched.

    James
     
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    Re: Suspension Lift 2 1/2 or 4\"

    That's wierd! I have NO LIFT stock springs on my 78 and 33X12.5s and they don't rub at all with the sway bar attached. And it looks like I have the same clearance as you do. Wonder what's up with that?
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    Sorry I don't have a side view just now...
     
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    Re: Suspension Lift 2 1/2 or 4\"

    They rubbed on the inside of the drivers side fender. They did this when the wheel was turned and the suspension was flexed. This is the only time they rub. I guess that different tires could be smaller or larger so that could factor into it.
     
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    Re: Suspension Lift 2 1/2 or 4\"

    thats a very nice truck you have there!! im thinking of just starting out with a 2.5 lift cuase its not a lot fo money at all, cuase there are a lot of other things i want to do with my truck, then later ill probboly go for a 4..and also so i will have enough clearance for my new tires which i need, and i want to have them be 33's.

    Bryan
     
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    Re: Suspension Lift 2 1/2 or 4\"

    Just an FYI....www.roughcountry.com has the 4" lifts cheaper than the 2 1/2".And the kit comes with shocks,steering arm and brake extensions(even though they are a waste).Buy what you want for the future now.The 4" lift will give you plenty of room/flex with 33" tires.I'm running 35's with them with no rubs.Also have the 4" lift on my '78 with 38"tires.....alot of cutting!Mike......GO BIG!
     
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    Re: Suspension Lift 2 1/2 or 4\"

    yea i rememebr seeing that...why are the extensions so bad on those? the only thing im a little woried about putting a lift in is becuase of drive sahft issues, and brake lines...boy its going to be a show taking all the stock crap of...itll probobly half to be CUT of lol..should i like put new brake lines in when i do the lift or something..and longer ones that is....of course im going to have to replace the floor in it befor i do this stuff..and im still not even sure if im going to do that or just get another truck in better shape alltogether. /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif

    Bryan
     
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    Re: Suspension Lift 2 1/2 or 4\"

    If you go with the 2.5", It will be only a matter of time before you want the 4". Might as well get it now. Just my thoughts....
     
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    Re: Suspension Lift 2 1/2 or 4\"

    I Agree! /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    Re: Suspension Lift 2 1/2 or 4\"

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    If you go with the 2.5", It will be only a matter of time before you want the 4". Might as well get it now. Just my thoughts....

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    It took me about 2 years to realize I want some more height. I currently have 2.5" springs in front,and 2" block's and add-a-leafs in the rear. But I am gonna take it all out and put a 4" BDS springs on all corners. See some pics at the link below,I also have a 1" body lift. /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    Re: Suspension Lift 2 1/2 or 4\"

    im ordering the 4" lift from roughcountry while im on vacation at the condo so it will b here when i get home /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif . thingking ahead /forums/images/icons/grin.gif ...

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    Re: Suspension Lift 2 1/2 or 4\"

    im ordering the 4" lift from roughcountry while im on vacation at the condo so it will b here when i get home /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif . thinking ahead /forums/images/icons/grin.gif ...

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    Re: Suspension Lift 2 1/2 or 4\"

    sounds like a good plan to me!..i think im goingto hold out for a truck though and in good shape body wise..unless i find a blazer with a pretty good body for fairly cheap..


    Bryan
     
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    Re: Suspension Lift 2 1/2 or 4\"

    Yes I would get the extended brake lines.The brake brackets that RC offers is cheap thin metal crap.Look for the post that has NAPA front brake lines...they're like $8 each.With the 4" lift I've had no u joint problems,nor driveshaft issues.I would suggest that you order the shocks for the 6" lift..the 4" lift shocks are on the short side.You can also upgrade to 9000 series shocks(similiar to the Pro Comp 9000) for $16 for the set.Mike
     
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    Re: Suspension Lift 2 1/2 or 4\"

    oh ok thanx..so if i went to napa i would find these brake lines..?

    Bryan-thanx
     
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    Re: Suspension Lift 2 1/2 or 4\"

    No,but if you do a search and look for extended brake lines you can get the Part# and then buy it. Contact "FRIZZLEFRY"...he's the guy who found the part$.
     
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    Re: Suspension Lift 2 1/2 or 4\"

    ok..i remember the post but im not sure were it is..

    Bryan
     

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