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what to do for a lift

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bigblackblazer86, Jul 14, 2005.

  1. bigblackblazer86

    bigblackblazer86 Registered Member

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    ok i have a bone stock blazer.it has a 305,700r4,208t.case,and 10 bolt deferential's.i want to lift it with out really doing anything with the drivetrane.
    i don't want a body lift i cant stand thos.i do go wheeling every weekend.my buddy has a bronco with a six in lift. and it looks good but it sux off road.(ford).so i was thinking a six in lift with 35's will that be to much ?or will i haft to get rear gears? what do you guys prefer ? if i haft to get rear gears im gonna get the 8' in lift kit with 37's. but then again will that be to much on the 10 bolt axels or will they be ok........plz help :confused:
     
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    clarkjw24 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Bone stock blazer would have a np208 and prob. 3.08 gears. I'd go 4" with 35's but wouldn't regear the 10bolts. Atleast not the rear, replace it with a 14boltff. Your gonna want 4.10s and numerically higher gears.
     
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    bigblackblazer86 Registered Member

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    you say i should get a 4 in with 35's........what would be the difference if i had the 6 in with 35's there the same tire so it . would be the same srane on the axel
     
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    if you regrear you must get front and rear gears unless you NEVER use 4WD. otherwise your transfer case will be gutted as soon as you shift into 4wd, unless of course you run proportionately larger tires in the rear (I've seen some alot of mud racing trucks do that.)
    I plan on clearing some 35's or larger with a 4 inch lift, fender trimming on these trucks will go a long way.
     
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    With the 4" chances are that you won't need driveshaft work, with the 6", I had too have new driveshafts made. 4" will have a lower COG, trim your fender for any tire clearence issue.
     
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    I've got 6" of spring lift but sometimes wish I had 4" to lower my COG. I'm going to lower mine in the near future. Yes its the same stress but with 4" its cheaper and more flex. Just need more fender trimming.

    I wasn't saying only regear the rear. Hopefully everyone on this site knows that you need matching ratios in both axles. :rolleyes: What I meant was, I wouldn't waste the money on new gears for a rear 10bolt. If you can't find a set of 3/4 tons with matching gears just buy a 14bolt ff and then match your front 10bolt gears with the lower gears in the ff. Or buy new gears for both.
     
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    If you dont want to go to 8 lug you could find a 14 semi float 6 lug and keep the same rims. They are quite a bit stronger than a rear 10 bolt but you will still have to regear, I think that GM should have put them in all the :k5:s and half ton :truck: s
     
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    drive shafts defiantly wont be a problem. b/c my friend works at mr.driveshaft driveshaft specialis. i dont want to trim my fenders b/c i just spent $300.00 on fender flares. so that is out of the question :crazy i may be able to get axels out af a k-20 .but i dont know what they are i think 12 bolt
     
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    clarkjw24 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Then go with the 6" but I still scrubbed when wheeling with military 36s. Most people end up ditching the fender flares after awhile.

    If its a 3/4=K20 it will be 8 lug 10bolt front with a 14bolt sf or FF.

    All of this is just my .02cts but like most I've been through alot of changes with my rig and have wasted money that I didn't have to. Check out my evolution. http://coloradok5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=143806
     
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    is that one stronger then mine?
     
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    I used to run 35's they rubbed with my 4" lift and they were on 8" rims now i run 33's on 10" rims and they rub,even more so now that i removed my sway bar. :hack: :hack: time for 1 tons and 38/39's



    actually rubbing is an understatment.. they bash my fenders while wheelin :woot: oh well :dunno:
     
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    The front is the same as yours just with 8 lugs.

    The rear would definately be stronger.
     

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