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Old 12-15-2016, 04:39 PM   #1
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72 1/2 ton Suburban 4x4 lift questions.

Anyone clearing 33-35s with a 4 inch lift?

Which one?

Did it come with F/R springs?

I like the RC 4 inch because its under 500 bucks, but it only comes with front springs.

Has anyone bought this kit and purchased additional springs? where?

Thanks for any info fellas.
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Old 12-16-2016, 09:43 PM   #2
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Re: 72 1/2 ton Suburban 4x4 lift questions.

I have a 2 inch Tough Country 12612 kit on my truck with 33's

No fitment issues
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Old 12-16-2016, 10:06 PM   #3
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Re: 72 1/2 ton Suburban 4x4 lift questions.

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I have a 2 inch Tough Country 12612 kit on my truck with 33's

No fitment issues
Did you use the stock springs?

I know 100% that I need to replace all four Springs
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Old 12-17-2016, 04:02 AM   #4
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Re: 72 1/2 ton Suburban 4x4 lift questions.

Talk to http://offroaddesign.com/
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Old 12-17-2016, 08:48 AM   #5
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Re: 72 1/2 ton Suburban 4x4 lift questions.

The 12612 kit has 4 springs/u-bolts and shocks. I did add 1" block to the rear to level the Suburban out. ORD that Andrew linked to sells Tough Country. Even though these are "EZ Ride" springs I would not call them plush.

The wheels are OE but have been widened out to 10"

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Old 12-22-2016, 06:43 PM   #6
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Re: 72 1/2 ton Suburban 4x4 lift questions.

4" lift with 33x12.5. Front is springs rear is blocks. PO installed but I believe it is a Rough Country lift. I will be removing soon in favor of a 2" lift with a shackle flip from ORD. Personal preference is all...
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Old 12-22-2016, 07:55 PM   #7
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Re: 72 1/2 ton Suburban 4x4 lift questions.

I run 35's on my Jimmy with a 4" lift. It has Rancho springs in the front and National springs in the rear. I started out with blocks in the back (2 1/2") combined with an add-a-leaf. But the 35's combined with 4.10 gears and the 4 speed bent the perches on both sides.

I R&R'd the perches and added the springs. That was 25 years ago and that's still the combo on it today.

I know Special K and I have debated it, but my experience with blocks has not been good and I would encourage springs all the way around.

BUT, with that said, I have an '86 K30 dually. 454, 4 speed that I bought a Superlift 3 1/2" kit for and in order to keep payload and overloads in place, will run blocks. YMMV....
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Old 01-05-2017, 12:49 PM   #8
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Re: 72 1/2 ton Suburban 4x4 lift questions.

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The 12612 kit has 4 springs/u-bolts and shocks. I did add 1" block to the rear to level the Suburban out. ORD that Andrew linked to sells Tough Country. Even though these are "EZ Ride" springs I would not call them plush.

The wheels are OE but have been widened out to 10"

That's a good looking set up
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Old 01-05-2017, 12:52 PM   #9
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4" lift with 33x12.5. Front is springs rear is blocks. PO installed but I believe it is a Rough Country lift. I will be removing soon in favor of a 2" lift with a shackle flip from ORD. Personal preference is all...
I like that green, Hope the 2" looks this good.
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Old 01-05-2017, 12:58 PM   #10
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I run 35's on my Jimmy with a 4" lift. It has Rancho springs in the front and National springs in the rear. I started out with blocks in the back (2 1/2") combined with an add-a-leaf. But the 35's combined with 4.10 gears and the 4 speed bent the perches on both sides.

I R&R'd the perches and added the springs. That was 25 years ago and that's still the combo on it today.

I know Special K and I have debated it, but my experience with blocks has not been good and I would encourage springs all the way around.

BUT, with that said, I have an '86 K30 dually. 454, 4 speed that I bought a Superlift 3 1/2" kit for and in order to keep payload and overloads in place, will run blocks. YMMV....
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Old 01-07-2017, 06:07 PM   #11
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Re: 72 1/2 ton Suburban 4x4 lift questions.

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That's a good looking set up
love your burb!!!
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4" lift with 33x12.5. Front is springs rear is blocks. PO installed but I believe it is a Rough Country lift. I will be removing soon in favor of a 2" lift with a shackle flip from ORD. Personal preference is all...
really nice burb!!!
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