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Old 07-09-2018, 01:02 PM   #1
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Lifted blazer suspension travel

I have a friend that just lifted his 95 blazer using torsion bar keys and extended shackles. It now sits about 2.5 inches higher but the front suspension sits on the bumpstops. He got a little more travel out of it by adjusting the torsion bars, but it still has a really bumpy ride. Anybody have any ideas for a quick fix? He bought it mainly for off road or winter use and it is not going to be a daily driver.
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Old 07-11-2018, 10:38 PM   #2
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Re: Lifted blazer suspension travel

Maybe uncrank a bit and do a body lift. I put on a 2 inch suspension lift for a customer years ago and it was a horrible design. The cv joint boots even came off when turning the higher the angle of those front axle the easier they are going to break. I used to wheel a 85 s10 with 33s and got sick of the axles breaking almost every time I turned the wheel, went all out on my next build and put a 10bolt gm axle up front
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Old 07-13-2018, 10:05 PM   #3
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Re: Lifted blazer suspension travel

My buddy ended up taking out the new torsion bar keys and putting the original ones back in. He then lifted the front just a little by tightening the adjustment bolts as far as he could. It drives and rides a lot better now. It has 31" tires on it and it looks pretty good right now.
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