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Lifting my 78 K5

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by WT78K5, Mar 15, 2001.

  1. WT78K5

    WT78K5 Newbie

    Mar 14, 2001
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    Whats the best way to give my 78 blazer a 4" lift. I'm not planning on doing any serious offroading, just the odd traffic median, curb, and maybe some light trails. Basicly I wan't to do it for looks, and to give it a bit more ground clearance. I guess I'm looking for something economical, and safe, and that won't make the ride much worse than stock. Somethin good for daily driving, and that looks cool. I''ve been told that blocks are the cheapest way to do it, but how will this effect the ride of my truck. How much money am I looking at for whatever you sujest?


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  2. Blazer79

    Blazer79 1/2 ton status

    Feb 17, 2000
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    Guatemala, Central America
    If you want cheap, you can get a body lift, but that looks ugly near the bumpers, and its too much work to install.

    On the other hand, you can get a set of front springs and blocks in the rear. That's way easier to install and is the balance between performance and price. <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.offroaddesign.com>http://www.offroaddesign.com</A> sells this kind of kit. Check under Tuff Country suspension lifts.

    Hope this helps.

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  3. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

    Sep 15, 2000
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    Carbondale Colorado
    Sounds like you're after a good basic kit, springs front, blocks in the rear (for now), shocks, steering arm, maybe some disconnects and a bolt in box brace. Even running on the street, you'll have a good chance of cracking the frame without a brace.
    You should set aside around $500, maybe a bit more to get this going. Surprise costs tend to pop up and you'll need some extra in the budget.

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