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Whats needed for a 6" lift??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by kdk82, Jan 26, 2004.

  1. kdk82

    kdk82 Newbie

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    Whats needed for a 6\" lift??

    Hey everyone! i've got a 2.5" lift on my k5 blazer and i'm gonna step up to a 6" lift. What am i gonna need? I'm going to put 6" blocks in the back and have my front springs changed out to 6" of lift. I know i need a dropped steering arm. What about driveshafts? My rear driveshaft seems short, but my rear axle hasnt been tilted at all yet. Can i lower my transfer case to get away with not having to get new driveshafts?
     
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    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Re: Whats needed for a 6\" lift??

    You should get new shafts made. Your stock ones will vibrate and be weak from being pulled all the way out.

    If you lower the t-case member make sure you use a kit and not the stock spacers because they can crack the frame.
     
  3. kdk82

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    Re: Whats needed for a 6\" lift??

    I've been debating if i should go with a 4" lift and 35's, but i just worry if i get into a flexing situation it's gonna rub real bad. It's a daily driver that will be taken offroading, nothing like rubicon, but beach/mud driving and some hills for sure.
     
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    Re: Whats needed for a 6\" lift??

    Longer brake lines, longer driveshafts, dropped e-brake cable hangers, longer shocks. 6" blocks are a bit scary, since you already have 2.5" of lift in the rear you might consider adding a 4" shackle flip to that as an alternative to blocks.
     
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    Re: Whats needed for a 6\" lift??

    I agree with the 4" Shackle flip instead of blocks !!!!!
     
  6. 88jimmy4x4

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    Re: Whats needed for a 6\" lift??

    Your also gonna have to re-route the exhaust crossover to run a front d-shaft.
     

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