The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network







Register or Log In To remove these advertisements.

Go Back   The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network > 47 - Current classic GM Trucks > The 1969 - 1972 Blazers and Jimmys Message Board

Web 67-72chevytrucks.com


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-23-2018, 07:23 PM   #1
NJKelly
Active Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Parlin
Posts: 183
Stock or lifted?

I've had a couple of mechanics and other Auto enthusiasts look at my truck and half believe it has a lift kit while the others believe it may be stock. I'm hoping that with the pictures attached someone can give me a definitive answer, I'd like it to be stock with no lift and 31s but if I cannot take lift out I'll go with 33s, thank you.
NJKelly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2018, 08:01 PM   #2
NJKelly
Active Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Parlin
Posts: 183
Re: Stock or lifted?

Can't upload pics, still trying to figure this out.
NJKelly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2018, 08:18 PM   #3
NJKelly
Active Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Parlin
Posts: 183
Re: Stock or lifted?

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/gallery/...&ppuser=182579

Hope this works
NJKelly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2018, 08:40 PM   #4
A1971Blazer
Senior Member
 
A1971Blazer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: East Tennessee
Posts: 957
Re: Stock or lifted?

Lifted...for sure......the factory front springs have a negative arch...in other words they're almost flat or slightly arched upward....also the tall block on the rear axle.....
is a dead giveaway
__________________
1970 Chevrolet K/5 Blazer
1972 Chevrolet K/5 Blazer
.............
A1971Blazer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2018, 08:46 PM   #5
jaros44sr
Senior Member
 
jaros44sr's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Philadelphia, Pa. 19454
Posts: 7,985
Re: Stock or lifted?

Quote:
Originally Posted by A1971Blazer View Post
Lifted...for sure......the factory front springs have a negative arch...in other words they're almost flat or slightly arched upward....also the tall block on the rear axle.....
is a dead giveaway
I agree, it looks to a 4" lift.
__________________
Semper Fi...Uncle Sam, you da man

All parts offered to help are free, unless otherwise noted

Dont try this stuff in my build thread, unless you have 55 years of mechanical OTJ training
SAFETY FIRST


Jim
jaros44sr is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2018, 09:16 PM   #6
NJKelly
Active Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Parlin
Posts: 183
Re: Stock or lifted?

Thanks for the quick responses. Now I have to research how to get it back to stock, but I prefer the way the stock
sit lower, easier to get in and out of.
NJKelly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2018, 09:49 PM   #7
NJKelly
Active Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Parlin
Posts: 183
Re: Stock or lifted?

So I look at a rough country 4 inch lift kit and it seems there's the rear springs blocks and then u bolts as well as shocks, nothing in the way of front spring swap out. I imagine that if I just get new shocks and four new Springs and the bushings and u Bolts Etc I could bring this back to stock. Am I over simplifying this, any tips. Thanks guys.
NJKelly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2018, 10:21 PM   #8
Spf79
Registered User
 
Spf79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Vancouver, Washington
Posts: 252
Re: Stock or lifted?

Maybe put a 2" lift on it and run 33's? That setup gives it a real nice stance.
Do you know if your steering arm is stock or is it an aftermarket raised arm?

Are you looking to replace shocks right now as well?
__________________
Full top blazer or bust....
Spf79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2018, 11:05 PM   #9
NJKelly
Active Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Parlin
Posts: 183
Re: Stock or lifted?

Not sure if steering arm is original or not. I've been pricing out the parts to bring it back to stock and I might be better off just getting new rims and tires 33's or 35s, it would be cheaper and if I were to sell it most people would want it lifted I would think.
NJKelly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2018, 11:07 PM   #10
Spf79
Registered User
 
Spf79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Vancouver, Washington
Posts: 252
Re: Stock or lifted?

Quote:
Originally Posted by NJKelly View Post
Not sure if steering arm is original or not. I've been pricing out the parts to bring it back to stock and I might be better off just getting new rims and tires 33's or 35s, it would be cheaper and if I were to sell it most people would want it lifted I would think.
I would agree with you on that.
__________________
Full top blazer or bust....
Spf79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2018, 01:13 AM   #11
simicrintz
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Escondido
Posts: 124
Re: Stock or lifted?

Mine is completely stock; wish it had a slight lift (2-4 inches); would look so much better! Do not be afraid of the lift!
__________________
-Bruce
1971 K5 Blazer 4WD
simicrintz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2018, 10:16 AM   #12
NJKelly
Active Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Parlin
Posts: 183
Re: Stock or lifted?

I wonder if I was to drop the lift from 4 in to 2 in if it would require less Parts. Maybe the same Springs with a 2-inch block and different Springs up-front, is there any way to identify who the manufacturer is of the springs, softride, Rough Country or others.
NJKelly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2018, 03:09 PM   #13
SeventyOne
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Castro Valley, Ca
Posts: 927
Re: Stock or lifted?

New rims and tires will cost you way more than new front springs and shocks id think...

Rear: you just need to remove the blocks. If you have a 4" lift, and the block is 4"...the springs are fine. Get new ubolts and be done.

Front: new springs. could maybe reuse the ubolts since the spring pack in new leaves would be slightly thinner.

Then stock height shocks.



IF you want to go from 4" to 2" lift I would buy a new complete 2" lift and then sell this 4" lift to recoup costs rather than piecing stuff together. I'd guess the lift will sell fast.
SeventyOne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2018, 03:22 PM   #14
A1971Blazer
Senior Member
 
A1971Blazer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: East Tennessee
Posts: 957
Re: Stock or lifted?

My '70 had a 4" BDS lift on it with 35x12.50 tires when I bought it......it's more like 6"...it's too high and too bouncy for my liking....I bought a complete Tuff Country 2" kit that I will be installing at the same time I do the LS1 swap..new springs front and rear with gas charged shocks.... have a front sway bar that will be going on as well....along with 33x12.50 tires...
__________________
1970 Chevrolet K/5 Blazer
1972 Chevrolet K/5 Blazer
.............
A1971Blazer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2018, 04:06 PM   #15
cori 64
Registered User
 
cori 64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: yucaipa
Posts: 49
Re: Stock or lifted?

This is how mine sits with a tuff country 2" lift and the blocks removed in the back...still don't know what lift i had .. front springs were done and the blocks were 3"...tires are 33/10.5/15 bfg km2
Attached Images
 
cori 64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2018, 05:41 PM   #16
NJKelly
Active Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Parlin
Posts: 183
Re: Stock or lifted?

I'm buying new tires regardless, it just a question of what size. The rims are steelies that are beat up but could be cleaned up with a little sandpaper and paint. This is going to be a no fuss no muss kind of a truck not a show truck. However I don't want it to be embarrassing sitting in front of the house. When you say new shocks you mean all the way around correct, not just the front. The springs that you see in the picture on the back with the 4-inch lift I could leave on once I remove that block, it wouldn't be stock but close enough ......
NJKelly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2018, 05:42 PM   #17
NJKelly
Active Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Parlin
Posts: 183
Re: Stock or lifted?

Love to see that from further away so I can get a better idea of how that size tire looks.
NJKelly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2018, 09:11 PM   #18
SeventyOne
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Castro Valley, Ca
Posts: 927
Re: Stock or lifted?

isnt that block in back 4"? Usually in 4" lifts the front is a new spring and the back (for cheaper lift options) its a block. My guess is the rear springs are stock unless you have reason to think otherwise.
SeventyOne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2018, 10:51 PM   #19
NJKelly
Active Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Parlin
Posts: 183
Re: Stock or lifted?

Ahhh, that's why the lift kits I see only have two springs. I assumed they were the back springs.
NJKelly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2018, 12:04 PM   #20
SeventyOne
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Castro Valley, Ca
Posts: 927
Re: Stock or lifted?

Yes - some manufacturers though will let you buy a more expensive version with replacement rear springs. Honestly though with our reverse shackle rear setup the block probably gives a better ride versus a more highly arched spring. Depends what you want out of your K5.

For me - I went with a shackle flip
SeventyOne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2018, 12:43 PM   #21
NJKelly
Active Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Parlin
Posts: 183
Re: Stock or lifted?

Quote:
Originally Posted by SeventyOne View Post
Yes - some manufacturers though will let you buy a more expensive version with replacement rear springs. Honestly though with our reverse shackle rear setup the block probably gives a better ride versus a more highly arched spring. Depends what you want out of your K5.

For me - I went with a shackle flip
Shackle flip???
NJKelly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2018, 01:14 PM   #22
SeventyOne
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Castro Valley, Ca
Posts: 927
Re: Stock or lifted?

http://www.offroaddesign.com/catalog/shacklekit.htm

My guess is this isn't something you'd want to do but it is an option.
SeventyOne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2018, 08:07 PM   #23
NJKelly
Active Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Parlin
Posts: 183
Re: Stock or lifted?

Probably not, i really like the look of the stock original K5's, like a station wagon on steroids. Really appreciate your taking the time to educate me on this subject, knowledge is power, or something like that
NJKelly is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:23 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1997-2013 67-72chevytrucks.com