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Want to put a 4" on a '78 K5

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by schef37, May 23, 2002.

  1. schef37

    schef37 Newbie

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    Want to put a 4\" on a \'78 K5

    I am buying a 78 K5 and want to put on a 4" lift. I would like to know if anyone makes a COMPLETE System for this and which companies are the best. I would like to use new springs front and rear for the lift, no blocks, it has to be bulletproof. I also plan on running 33" BFG radial all-terrains. It will be a daily driver year around and heavy use in the winter with a snow plow. It will not see much off road use but will be used to plow so the lift kit has to be strong. I don't want parts from here and there just everything in one box everything I need to do the lift (if possible). If this is not possible can you point me in a direction to get the most complete available? Thanks
     
  2. buick528

    buick528 Registered Member

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    Re: Want to put a 4\" on a \'78 K5

    superlift ,skyjacker,rancho.check out offroad design they have some good lift options.
     
  3. Corey 78K5

    Corey 78K5 1 ton status

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    Re: Want to put a 4\" on a \'78 K5

    Tuff Country has a compleat system front and rear springs with shocks you can get them in either easy ride or heavy duty springs.
     
  4. landsmasher

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    Re: Want to put a 4\" on a \'78 K5

    I've got 33x12.5s on My 78 with no lift at all. Maybe all you need is an add-a-leaf for the plow.. I used mine in heavy snow for two months and had no problems at all.
     
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    Re: Want to put a 4\" on a \'78 K5

    I wouldn't put a 4" lift on if you're planning on plowing. 2" at most. And go with one of the stiffer kits (Rancho or Rough Country.) I plowed with no lift and 31's but a small lift and 33's would be cool too. The higher you are, the more strain that big lever arm is going to put on parts.
     

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