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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 1st timer, Mar 20, 2001.

  1. 1st timer

    1st timer Registered Member

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    1st off want to thank everyone for the help this place and you guys are great then finally got the money for a suspension lift want to lift it four inches which lift do you guys prefer and shocks to i don't do to much off road just want the one that rides the best. thanks again
     
  2. achuskies69

    achuskies69 1/2 ton status

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    <font color=green> Go with the Rough Country lift, the only thing it doesnt come with is longer brake lines. It is a good riding system, and go springs in the rear, not blocks. The lift will run you about $459.00 but it is worth it, i am gonna buy rear springs to go on my K5 this summer

    <font color=green> 82 K5 - 350, 4" lift, 33's 3.08's
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  3. TheGeneral

    TheGeneral 1/2 ton status

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    Peyton, hey man I have to get a copy of that picture and it is a great picture. Now back to the lift thing. The only other thing I would do is not block or springs in rear, just go with ORD shackle flip. The damn thing is great. A little work to install, drop fuel tank, and grind out rivets on old mount. If all goes well, I would say minimum 6 hours, but well worth effort, and retain rear springs (good or bad depending on condition obvisously. Hope this helps.

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  4. taterblazer

    taterblazer 1/2 ton status

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    I just put the 4" Rough Country lift on my blazer. It seems ok but it is stiff which isn't neccessarily bad. The one thing I have seen is a tendency to bounce a lot at highway speeds when bumps are encountered. Basicly it feels unsafe. Not sure if other lifts react the same as this. I'm going to be adding a second pair of shocks up front to help combat this. One other poor thing about this lift is the documentation. It's very week and doesn't include a parts breakdown.
     
  5. wayne

    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    Do a serch for "Lift Prices". I posted it last week and it might help some.

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    <font color=blue>Wayne</font color=blue>
     

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