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Which brand of lift kit should I get?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by bikejunkie, Jan 9, 2003.

  1. bikejunkie

    bikejunkie Registered Member

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    I have an 85 Blazer. It needs a lift bad. I do alot of local crawling around near my house. I'm looking for a 6'' lift kit that is not to stiff. I want something that will give me lots of flex. I've been told locally that Pro Comp is the way to go but I'm still undecided. Any suggestions? thanks
     
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    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    For soft I would go with the tuff country EZ's. Check out ORD site he carries them
     
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    Z3PR Banned

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    BDS, BDS, or then there is also BDS.
     
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    Confederate9 1/2 ton status

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    i agree w/ the tuff country ez springs
     
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    sdavid 1/2 ton status

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    Most people say that Pro Comp is a stiff spring and Rough Country also. This will get it back to the top for more opinions. Are you going all springs or blocks or shackle flip in the rear?
     
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    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I have Tuff Country 4" and love it. Here is a pic of the springs flexing:
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    racercrazy 1/2 ton status

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    I have Superlift springs and the front of my Blazer bounces all over the place. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif Looking for something else. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    If you can afford em, Nationals are the best.
     
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    I just switched from the Superlift to the Tuff Country EZ rides and I like them better. Nice soft spring rate. I run a 6" lift.
     
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    I'd go with the tuff country Ez's. Allthough it is cooler to tell people that you have Big Dicks Suspension (BDS)
     
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    Thanks everyone for your option. I'm actually looking into the BDS kit, either the 6" or possibly the 8". I will be using springs in the rear. Do your think an 8" kit is to much for 35" tires. I'd like to go bigger but I'm worried my 10 bolt axles can handle bigger. thanks
     
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    Why not do a axle swap at the same time ??? 3/4 Ton axles can be had fairly cheap. If you can get a Dana 60, all the better. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    <font color="green"> You said you wanted flex, so stay at 6" or under. Anything higher than that won't flex nearly as well since they start getting too much arch in them. </font color>
     
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    </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    Why not do a axle swap at the same time ??? 3/4 Ton axles can be had fairly cheap. If you can get a Dana 60, all the better

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    Is this ever going to end????

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    I've got 6" BDS springs with Rancho shocks.. the shocks don't even matter though because those springs are so fu&amp;*(^ing stiff that I don't even need shocks. If you want flex, go with the SkyJacker kit. It is the best. I like my BDS springs, but if you want flex, you'll be extremely disappointed.
     
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    I did a 4" Tuff Country EZ ride w/ a shackle flip in the rear. Basically a week after I got the truck done, I went to paragon and got though all the easy/moderate stuff. it flexed nicely. and now the springs are broken in, so I can only imagine what they could do now!
     
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    I mentioned the axle swap becouse he was talking about going with tires larger then 35". /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
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    for flex id go with the BDS...mine are in the mail, 6" for 35's. i also looked into custom made alcans, but they were $180 a spring....may be worth it. the spring rate on the BDS is around 415...i think there is a spec sheet in the tech section of this site if you wanted to compare.
    Ryan
     
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    I'll throw another name in the mix! Rancho Softrides. I'm either getting Ranchos or tuff country, which ever I can find and afford at the time I get around to doing it! haha
    I heard Rough Country has a Luxury Ride spring also, But I know nothing about them! /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif
    Good luck, post up here when you get yours!
     

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