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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by ftn96, Nov 13, 2000.

  1. ftn96

    ftn96 1/2 ton status

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    Getting 4" lift 1st of Jan. Don't have lots o money and I'm a part timer (wheelin that is, and mostly mud around here).
    What would be the best lift for the dollar for me? Will be running 33's BFG's or General's. I heard the rough country's are "rough" lol.. And the superlifts are supposed to be pretty soft. But I don't wnat to be floatin all over the damn road either. Can you'll help me?

    Don't you buy no ugly truck!
     
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    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    I have a 2.5 inch Procomp lift with 33 swampers, and Procomp shocks. Don't get Procomp way too stiff. The next lift I am going to get is going to be from Superlift! Cost all depends if you want springs all around or a block kit for the rear. Do a search on this topic, for more info..
     
  3. I thought yould get more replies than this.

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  4. Burt4x4

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    Sence you want to 'save' money I would go with SuperLift or Rancho with the rear blocks for now! THEN save your money some more like by summertime eather do a shakel flip or install a set of rear spring packs. I would consider the block to be a temporary solution for lifting the rear not permanate.
    I think the main thing is picking a Company that stands behind their product and so far Superlift and Rancho seam to do so.
    Good luck!

    72K5[​IMG]Led Zeppelin[​IMG]Rock ON![​IMG]
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  5. ftn96

    ftn96 1/2 ton status

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    I guess everyone is tired of talking about lifts. :(
    I priced the skyjackers for $349 + 59 for the steering arm. And yes I was planning on the shackle flip after I purchased the tires. MAn Im going to look funny riding around with 4" lift and 29" tires. LOL!!!
    I thought the ranchos where a bit more expensive? I'll have to start me research all over again and refresh my memory.

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  6. 90K5

    90K5 1/2 ton status

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    I have a Tuff Country lift and I love it. It rides really good. If you end up getting it though, paint the u-bolt nuts with some kind of rust preventative stuff, becasue mine are already rusting...Also the brakeline brackets rusted while sitting on the floor of my room...

    90K5
     
  7. edeslaur

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    I have a Rancho PreRunner 2.5" (really almost 4") with 36s after some careful front fender rework. I don't like the rear springs since they've sagged around 2". Rancho did swap them out for me once, but they're sagging again, so it just proves that it's a pickup lift.

    However, the lift does work well.

    Talk to http://www.offroaddesign.com - they have reasonably priced lifts that flex well.

    Eric D
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  8. MTPockets

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    i put 4" tuff country springs on the front and a shackle flip rear. the TC's are great on road and off. also depends on shock selection. blocks will work for occasional off roading and will save you a few hundred dollars. cant really get away without buying a steering arm though. you should be able to get your k5 lifted for under 400 bucks for everything. there is always room for improvement later.
    good luck,
    MTPockets.
     
  9. clintsk5

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    I've had Superlift springs on both of my Blazers (6 inch)...One with the "soft-ride" springs and one with the regular!..The soft-ride Superlift front springs are my favorite!..nice ride, plenty of "flex" and not too bad on the pocket book!!. "{The 6" 4Wheel Parts lift kit" comes with these choices of springs and is only $350 bones that includes bushings, bolt kits, blocks, and brake line extentions!...So, 4-inchers should be alot less!!!..Just my .02 cents!
     

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