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Old 11-19-2015, 11:27 AM   #1
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Talking Question regarding lift & rear brakes

Hello :-)

Three questions regarding K5 Blazer 4x4 '84 5.0

1. I'd like to lower from 6" lift to 2" lift.
Plan is to cut or completely remove rear leaf spring blocks and remove extra leaf springs from the front to match 2" all around.
Question: How many leaves should 2" front suspension have ?
Would anyone be so kind and check his own 2" setup ? :-)
Or just take a photo and paste here ?

2. What is the standard distance between center of the wheel hub and lower edge of the fender (untrimmed) ?
I'd like to end up with proper 2" downgrade as much as possible :-)

3. I must replace wheel cylinders and brake shoes. Rockauto is telling me there were two different drum sizes installed in K5s:
a. 11-5/32 inch x 2-3/4 inch
b. 11 inch x 2 inch
How do I recognize which i have on my car without disassembling drums ? Rear axle is 12-bolt GM if that helps...

Thanks in advance for consultancy ! :-)
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'50 Plymouth Special
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