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Old 07-14-2008, 03:33 PM   #1
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Pics and specs of lifted blazers

I have a good idea of how much I want to lift my blazer thanks to a few members in an earlier post. Lets see some lifted blazers w/ specs!
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Old 07-14-2008, 04:06 PM   #2
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Re: Pics and specs of lifted blazers

Well for just a few more months it will look like this

4/6 Spring Lift (Offset to counter top weight, no rear sag)
No body lift, and 35 x 12.5 x 15's on 8" Rally's. Doesn't rub
for street cruising but would rub if you were to wheel it
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Old 07-14-2008, 04:24 PM   #3
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Re: Pics and specs of lifted blazers

4" of lift, stock 16" wheels and P235/85R16 tires (approx 31.5" tall)







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Re: Pics and specs of lifted blazers

I *think* I have 6" spring lift (installed by previous owner) with 36x12.50x15's (34 3/4" tall) & 4.56 gears.
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Old 07-14-2008, 06:36 PM   #5
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Re: Pics and specs of lifted blazers

Here is a pic of mine . it started out with 4 inch springs with 4 inch blocks in the rear with broken leaf packs . I took all that out threw it all away got new 6 inch springs for the front with ORD shackels and shackel hangers for a total of 7 inches in the front . the rear is the ORD shackel flip kit with 3 inch rear springs and a one inch zero rate block to recenter the axle and that is for a total of 8 inches . The axles are a 3/4 dana 44 with 4:10 gears and the rear is a 1 ton 14bolt with 4:10 gears . The tires i have on it now are 36/14.50/16 on 16x10 procomp rims . also there is a one inch body lift in the truck to from ORD so the total lift is around 9 + inches give or take .
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Old 07-14-2008, 07:10 PM   #6
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Re: Pics and specs of lifted blazers

Heres mine, 8" 73-87gm front springs,8" rear shackles, 1" zerorate, rear 6" springs and 3" block. 38x14.5x16 toyo m/ts on polished 16x10 rock crusher wheels. The ones with the boggers are 35" x16x15 on 15x10 white spoke 8lug rims.






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Old 07-14-2008, 07:28 PM   #7
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Re: Pics and specs of lifted blazers

2 inch in front and custom3 inch blocks in rear whant to do 4 inch all spring lift some day
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Old 07-14-2008, 08:51 PM   #8
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I have a good idea of how much I want to lift my blazer thanks to a few members in an earlier post. Lets see some lifted blazers w/ specs!
Couple pages of good reading for ya, welcome to the board.

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Old 07-14-2008, 10:53 PM   #9
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Re: Pics and specs of lifted blazers

VT, I could not get that link to work?
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Old 07-14-2008, 10:57 PM   #10
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Re: Pics and specs of lifted blazers

bigbadchev72, Do you know any details to use 73-87 front springs? That is one sharp truck!
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Old 07-14-2008, 11:09 PM   #11
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bigbadchev72, Do you know any details to use 73-87 front springs? That is one sharp truck!
Not too much too it really, just bolted thm in place and used some 3/8" flatbar for the rear shackles on the front springs, i have no alignment/caster/front driveline problems running this setup. the thing drives straight and rides nice.

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Old 07-14-2008, 11:26 PM   #12
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Did you have to move the front spring mount closer to the bumper? Are the73-87 front springs the same width? Thanks for the pics.
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Old 07-14-2008, 11:37 PM   #13
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Re: Pics and specs of lifted blazers

it looks like me , vtblazer and bigbadchev72 have the tallest blazers in here so far .
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Old 07-14-2008, 11:53 PM   #14
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Did you have to move the front spring mount closer to the bumper? Are the73-87 front springs the same width? Thanks for the pics.
nope, they are installed in the stock position front hangers, the only thing i had to do was put the longer shackles in the back of the spring like in the pictures i posted of it to make up for the longer springs, i believe the springs are 2.5" wide as are all aftermarket springs i believe
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Old 07-15-2008, 06:00 AM   #15
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it looks like me , vtblazer and bigbadchev72 have the tallest blazers in here so far .
6" Alcans and 42's here, with a set of zero rates on the rear and shackle flips.

36"s to the rock sliders and 22"s of ground clearance under the t-case skid.

*no pics of it sittin' still with the 42's on it so you to see the stance/lift, all the pics are of it twisted up or flopped over...

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Old 07-15-2008, 09:57 AM   #16
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Re: Pics and specs of lifted blazers

Here are a couple pics of my 70 K5 with 4" front Superlift lift springs and the rear is a combination of a 2" block with custom spring perches on a 14 Bolt to level it out. IMO these 4" front springs probably don't measure out to an actual 4" lift - I'd say the have to be closer to 3".

I can't recall the exact height of these tires in the next two pics, I'll have to measure them and then updated this.





And the following are pics while I temporarily have some 35" Super Swamper SSR's on the K5 (they measure closer to 34.5")



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Old 07-15-2008, 03:33 PM   #17
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4" lift, 35" tires
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Old 07-15-2008, 07:43 PM   #18
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Re: Pics and specs of lifted blazers

4" Front springs with home-made 3" lift shackles. 6 " rear springs. 3" body lift. Only 36" tires, for now.

...oh and the most important thing: 8 year old co-pilot!
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Re: Pics and specs of lifted blazers

~6" suspension lift with 3" body lift sitting on 38" Radial TSL's. This made me realize that I need to take more pics of the truck.
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Old 07-16-2008, 12:29 AM   #20
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Re: Pics and specs of lifted blazers

hellrazrblade - It looks like Big Foot is trying to get friendly with your truck.
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Not too much too it really, just bolted thm in place and used some 3/8" flatbar for the rear shackles on the front springs, i have no alignment/caster/front driveline problems running this setup. the thing drives straight and rides nice.
Maybe it's just me..but that looks kind of scary???
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hellrazrblade - It looks like Big Foot is trying to get friendly with your truck.
Didn't you know? He's attracted to iridescent purple.
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Maybe it's just me..but that looks kind of scary???
Care to explain?
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6'' lift and 35'' tires....
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Care to explain?
I don't see anything wrong with it, 3/8 is plenty strong for that.
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