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what size lift do I have?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by lason, Jun 8, 2004.

  1. lason

    lason 1/2 ton status

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    OK so now some guys on another board (also members her I believe) got me thinking that I may be wrong in saying that my rig has a 8" lift. That is what the previous owner said it had and I just went by it. Anyway I measured from the body line to the hub and got right at 34" front and back. Could someone else with a stock body and 8" or even a 6" lift measure theirs and see what they get? BTW, here is a pic of it sitting on the worn out 38.5" TSL's.
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    I'd say you are more like 6" of lift. I just went and measured mine for you, from body line to center of the hub is about 32 3/4". Thats 4" BDS springs, and a Dana 60 so about 5" of lift.
     
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    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I say they may be 8" springs in the front but you are sagging horribly in the rear.
     
  4. lason

    lason 1/2 ton status

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    Its not sagging. That is why I got a measurment of 34" front AND back. The truck is on my sloped driveway so it just seems that way. Im going to try to take a pic of it in the street to see if it looks a little more level.
     
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    I couldn't get the rear measurement for ya, don't have a rear axle under it right now.
     
  6. lason

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    I couldn't get the rear measurement for ya, don't have a rear axle under it right now.

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    I appreciate you taking that measurment though. Im thinking 6" myseld but o'well it really doesnt matter I suppose as I plan on switching over to a set of 6" Tuff Country Springs front and rear and ditch the rear blocks. BTW, kinda off topic, but while looking at springs I see they offer a 52" and a 56" rear spring. If I switch to the 56" I will have to move the rear spring perch back right? Also will I get better flex with the 56" as compared to the 52"? I say this because I was planning on doing a 56" out back and a 52" up front and thus increasing my wheelbase for better approach and departure angle and also increasing my flex. Does this sound about right?
     
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    looks like 6" to me
     
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    I just read an article in Petersen's 4wheel and offroad or Four Wheeler about this very thing, and on a blazer no less. They put the longer springs on the front. It was an interesting article.
     
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    I plan on switching over to a set of 6" Tuff Country Springs front and rear and ditch the rear blocks.

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    If it has blocks then just measure the blocks, then you'll know if its 6 or 8
     
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    Did you measure from the body line that is right above the door lock and runs the lenght of the blazer?

    If so, here's what I got:

    38 1/2 rear, 38 front - 9" lift using 6" springs up front and a 4" block and add-a-leaf in the rear and 3" body lift.

    Does it have factory rear springs? If so it is probably only a 6" lift, like someone mentioned earlier you could measure the block.
     
  11. lason

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    Yup, thanks for the info guys! Im now believing it is really a 6" lift. Now what about the spring question above?
     

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