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will this work?

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by arq, Apr 25, 2001.

  1. arq

    arq 1/2 ton status

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    I'm trying to get about a 1" lift in the front of my blazer. I have an extra set of leafs that i am thinking of sandwitching in the spring pack. currently i have 3 leafs, i'd end up with 4 leafs in front. I know that i would have to change the center pin. I thought about the ORD 1"addaleaf, but if i can get similar results with the extra leaf i'd only have to spend on the center pin and u-bolts. Any draw backs on doing this??

    thanks,

    ARQ.
     
  2. Burt4x4

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    as long as the center pin keeps the posiablity of spitting out the added leaf. Sould be oK, just re torque the Ubolts after a few mile to make sure.......
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  3. 72GMCJIMMY

    72GMCJIMMY 1/2 ton status

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    I did it to a 65 J-series Jeep pickup, and a FC 170 Jeep pickup I owned. The FC170, I did it to handle the extra weight of the small block Chevy I put in it. It worked out well for me. I Used a number eight center bolt, and if you are adding a long leaf you will have to modify your spring clamps. As far as the U-bolts, maybe they will be long to have a few threads showing after you tighten them. The only draw back might be the ride, but maybe not.
     
  4. travis

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    Another option you can consider is the 2" longer than stock shackled offered by <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.hill4wheeldrive.com>http://www.hill4wheeldrive.com</A>. I'm not sure of the part # but I think they cost around $69 plus you still have to supply your own bushings. The 2" shackles will actually only lift the front by about 1". I know you don't want to spend the money but it's only a suggestion. Just my 2 cents you can add to your bank.

    Travis
     
  5. arq

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    I think i'm gonna go for it. I just got a get another spring clamp that will hold the extra leaf and the center pin.

    thank you,

    ARQ.
     
  6. Steve_Chin

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    Dennis, I'm not sure that adding a leaf will get you 1" of lift. It will definitely make the Blazer ride more harshly.

    Before I put the blocks in the back of my Blazer to get rid of the tail-low attitude, I spoke with a sring shop in Oakland that would re-arch my springs, and was going to have them do it, but I found the blocks for real cheap and didn't get the springs re-arched. Perhaps this would be the way to go if you don't like the ride quality that the added leaf gives you.
     

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