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Traction Lifts for the front end

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by k5blazerus, Mar 14, 2002.

  1. k5blazerus

    k5blazerus 1/2 ton status

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    Who makes traction lifts. And is there any safety factors on using them.
    Colin
     
  2. BurbinOR

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    Might want to call 4WPW or someone over in Bend that runs a 4X shop.............isn't there one on 97 called 'Bend Off Road'? Anyway, I can't remember the name of who used to make them, but haven't seen them in a few years advertised so not sure if they are still available.

    Don't think there is any safety issue with them, but then I don't know how they mated to the spring pack, or if they were just a block style.
     
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    ntaj*ep 1/2 ton status

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    I think Trailmaster still makes them for SOME trucks. I don't think they ever made them for the front (even though i've seen them there on a few trucks) Mostly mud trucks.
     
  4. k5blazerus

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    IT used to be bend Off road now it is truck toys and everyone stays away from them because they are knuckle heads and way over priced. There is a daves off-road but all he dose is custome stuff now and is hard to buy stuff from because all he wants to sell you is custome stuff.
    colin
     
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    Yep, Trail Master was the one who made those lifts. I doubt they make them anymore. If there is a website to view Trail Master, then check it out. I used to get their catalogs every year but finally gave up on that in the early to mid 90's. They had the traction lifts in the early 90's that I know and remember of.
     
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    somebody tell what a traction lift is
     
  7. 79Beast

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    I would recommend NOT using a traction lift on the front axle. This is to close to being a lift block. Try ORD's zero rate add a leaf instead if you reall need the height. Buy some taller springs. I traction lift is a block of metal inserted between the axle and spring. It is longer than a lift block and pokes out toward the spring hanger. It is attached to the spring at that point (10" or so from axle) via a spring clamp. They limit wheel travel a lot. You could make one out of 2x2 5/16 wall square tubing.
     

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