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What needs Replacing with a Lift?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by badbowtie03, Aug 21, 2004.

  1. badbowtie03

    badbowtie03 Registered Member

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    Im learning here so bear (&lt;---did i spell that right?) with me... Once i get a blazer im lookin to put either a 4 or a 6in. lift on it with 35's or 36's... Now I used to own an 84 K20 truck and I knew what I had to do If I got a lift.. but on these blazers with shorter wheelbases im not sure. So, the question is will I need to extend the driveshafts or lower the transfercase, or lenghthen brakelines or what with a 4 or 6in lift? Are there much differenced in things having to be done between a 4 and a 6? Basically, walk me through what needs to be done other then buying the kit and all the labor involved.. Thanks alot

    P.S.
    Here are three random questions about K5's

    Is the wheelbase different then a shortbed 1/2 ton truck? is it shorter???

    Also what are the best lifts out there for these things?
    Flex is a very big plus in my handbook!

    Which brands in lifts are more complete?
    (brakelines,steering arms, shocks...)

    THANKS!!!!
     
  2. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    k5's wheelbase is shorter than a shortbed truck.
    Tuff country or BDS are the best spring suspension out there...
    for a 4" lift you could contact ORD (www.offroaddesign.com) and look at there suspension products, they carry Tuff country springs, and also a shackle flip which nets you 4" of lift... then you just get 4" spreings in the front and waala! You may have to lengthen your driveshaft, and/or lower your tcase... i cant trelll you for sure because every blazer is different... skyjacker has extended brake lines for 4"+ lifts...

    I hope I answered your questions...
     
  3. or2play

    or2play 1/2 ton status

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    Brake lines, and steering correction are a must. Since your lifting it would be a good time to think about poly bushing all around mabey some better shackles. Don't know what your buget is but if you haven't already poke around ORD's website. Your bound to get some ideas from there. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  4. badbowtie03

    badbowtie03 Registered Member

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    Thanks! any other info? Checkin out ORD now!
     
  5. gravdigr

    gravdigr 1/2 ton status

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    Brake lines (braided steel)
    raised steering arm
    Ubolts (recommended replacing them)
    poly spring eye bushings
    Drop T case 1"
    Longer driveshafts (maybe)
    Alignment
    Quick disconnects for the sway bar if you decide to keep it
     

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