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52 front with shackle flip

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by boots, Mar 17, 2006.

  1. boots

    boots 1/2 ton status

    Nov 3, 2002
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    Foothills of CA (Mariposa)
    I'm considering the above combination with a 1" body lift on a 73' blazer. Any of you done something similar with or without the body lift? What are your thoughts? I did a search and only turned up a for sale with the 52/flip setup. Hows driveability? What size tires would be recomended ( I hate asking that last question. This will probably end up as my wifes DD as I only put about 30 miles a month on my Toyota pickup
  2. MTMike

    MTMike 1/2 ton status

    Feb 10, 2005
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    Billings, Montana
    I run the 52 fronts w/ a 3" body lift (simply becuase it was already on the truck) but I do like the extra tire clearance.

    There's much more to the conversion than just slapping longer springs up - you'll need crossover steering, longer shocks, longer brake lines, extended front driveline, etc etc.

    If you're OK with all that, the driveability is nice - it's a nice soft ride - but if it were on DD it would be too soft IMO. It likes to lean with braking and cornering.

    There's a thread floating around here that I have bookmarked at home called "All the 52" threads right here" but I can't seem to find it here at work. I'll keep looking..... becuase it has a lot of great threads

    Found it:

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