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when to do lift?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by therover87, Dec 15, 2001.

  1. therover87

    therover87 1/2 ton status

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    i am going to be buying a 88 k5 and i am going to lift it either 4 or 6 inches, my question is do I lift it first and then do the 1 ton conversion or do I do the one ton conversion and then lift it, hopefully someone could answer this question for me, thanks.
     
  2. wayne

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    Do like I did and get all the pieces togeather and do it all at the same time. Just my $.02 worth.

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  3. hammer

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    you do it before or during or after which ever you want. If you are going to do the 1 ton conversion you are changing from 6 to 8 lug do you have new tires for those new rim you are putting on. If you have new tires do it during, have the rims and tires ready to put on during. If no new tires what size are they?

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  4. CaptCrunch

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    I agree with wayne... do it all at once. While you save for the lift you can paint up the axles nice and get the brakes and stuff done.

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  5. therover87

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    when i go to order the lift do i order it for a 88 k5 or a 1 ton pickup? what have you guys done or does it even matter, thanks.
     
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    Do it all at once.

    The springs you order will be for the blazer, not the diffs. You make the diffs fit with new U-bolts.

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  7. DesertDueler

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    Order it for a 88 K5 , becaus ethe 1 tons used longer rear springs.

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  8. jwduke

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    Order a good lift, from like National Wheel &amp; Tire or Tyres Inc., or National Spring. You can tell them you want a lift for a '88 K5, w/ a D60 front &amp; GM 14 Bolt rear. They will supply you with the correct u-bolts. Good luck!

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  9. wayne

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    Order the lift for an 88 and just get the correct u bolts like what was said. Also when you order brake lines for it just get them for an 88 too.

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  10. 73 K5 Blazer

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    I would have to agree with everyone that it is better to collect the parts and do all at once.
     
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    I would do it all at once. When you do the lift, yer dropping the axles. No need to have to do that again, ya know?
    Are you gonna go 8 lug or 6 lug?

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