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what size lift ?

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by pornorob, Aug 15, 2001.

  1. pornorob

    pornorob 1/2 ton status

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    I am trying to figure out how much lift I'm going to need to put some 38" tires on my 72 blazer. I really don't want to trim the wheel wells at all but I need bigger meats.
     
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    Rob,

    Are you at the Ranger Battalion 2/75th at Lewis?

    You really don't need to put on a bigger lift and waste your money on your 72 with the leaky top.

    I propose: sell yours, and buy my 72 with the 454 and 10" of lift, 3/4 ton axles and lockers, 38" gumbos and a nice heater and dry top. All you have to do is paint it.

    I live north of Salt Lake City UT at Hill AFB. I can arrange billetting when you come to pick it up. I've got pictures.

    Harry
     
  3. pornorob

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    Nope I'm actually like 2 buildings down from the ranger batt. 5/20th infantry. Thats an interesting proposition. But i'm sure you know that the best part of owning a truck is building it, modifying it and customizeing it. But it was an interesting offer.
     
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    rob....it depends how you want to use your blazer. mine is mainly for the street right now,but later down the road it will be used. i have a 8" skyjacker lift (springs) with a 2" block in the rear to help level it out when the hard-top is on. my tires are 38" tsl's. take a look at my pics and you can see how it sits. the ride is still pretty good also. if you have any questions let me know.....later

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  5. californiak5

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    You only have 8" of lift on your rig? No body lift? That thing is beautiful. How wide are the TSL's you have on it? Thanks.

    One day mine is going to grow up too. [​IMG]

    See Ya,
    Keith

    [​IMG] <font color=green>Born to Drive My K5</font color=green> [​IMG]

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  6. pornorob

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    thats an awsome looking truck ! So with that 8" lift you could fit 38's without cutting ? Do they rub at all ? How did you adjust your streering with that much lift ? Kinda new at this thanks for the help :)

    '72 Chevy Blazer CST, 4" lift , rebuilding the engine right now
     
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    thanks guys........yeah its 8" with NO bodylift. i havent had the tires rub at all, but i havent really taken it off road yet. my tsls are 14.5" wide. as for the streering correction i put cross-over steering on it. it helps alot. later, tmanofcali

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    PRob and Tman,

    As for your lift question, I've got 8" spring lift and 2 inch body lift with real flexy springs and my 38" Gumbos are always going into the fenders. I get about 4-6 inches of flex before the rear tires hit the front of the rear fenderwells, and about 8" before the front tires hit the back of the front fenders. I was going to do a lot of trimming of the fenders, but I figure I'll let the next guy do it. When I deflate the tires down to about 6lbs, I get about 12-14" of travel, and can really get the tires stuffed in the wheelwells. No speed however.

    There is a nipple high to me loading dock here on base where I test my suspension. I can get the front wheel stuffed in the fenderwell with the rear totally stretched on the LH side, and the RH side is into the front part of the rear fender (and vice versa). I have bent the front of the rear fender up and in, but it will need some more mods.

    Rob, I also have a double wall hard top for sale, cherry cond, if you're interested.

    Harry
     
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    whats the info on that top and where are you located ...I'm definately interested if you're close enough to work something out

    '72 Chevy Blazer CST, 4" lift , rebuilding the engine right now
     

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