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03-22-2007, 09:17 PM
My Cousins Hubby living in Kelowna just bought a full size, 84 Jimmy..

Wants it lifted..

He been savin money..
Wants to do a 6" lift and put 35's on it..

What kinda ballparkish price he looking at?

He has a budget 0f 2K..

Im thinkin used tires and good lift..


[cheers] Jim

m j
03-22-2007, 09:27 PM
mechanically inclined or paying someone?

there is no lift kit that works really well for a chevy due to the factory reverse arc springs and where they put the shackle hanger

if I had to pay someone I would hit up the guys from this forum that have a shop up there and ask them to put 52" front springs in it

6" is getting into new driveshaft territory and with the crap drivelines they used in the 80s chevs it would be a good idea to change them when you lift it
hell thats a grand right there easy

03-22-2007, 10:12 PM
Yeah, go for 4 inch and 35s, you can get kits for 250-300 and you don't have to fuck around with shafts.

theres one I found on ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.ca/1973-1991-Blazer-Jimmy-Pickup-Suburban-4-Lift-Kit_W0QQitemZ140069086144QQcategoryZ33585QQrdZ1QQs sPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem

I've seen better deals though, that one doesn't even come with brake lines, just a 'brake relocation kit'

03-22-2007, 10:23 PM
jim tell him to buy 6" front and do a shackle flip on the rear . you don't need any new shafts that way. depending on the condition of the rear springs you may need a 1 or 2 " block in the rear

03-23-2007, 07:26 AM
shackle flip the rear ( ord, sky, diy4x4 and BCC) which will keep the stock leafs, give you a good shackle angle.

Front use 52'' springs which will move your axle 2'' forward, but then cross over is pretty much mandatory. If no $$ for crossover, a 4'' lift springs will work well.
and cut some, low is nice.

03-23-2007, 09:19 AM
Remember, it isn't just springs to a lift, it's springs, shocks, steering components and braking components (aka, brake lines)..and if you are doing springs you will need ubolts as well, especially if you are using blocks in the rear.

03-23-2007, 12:23 PM
Just go with a 3 inch body lift and save your money for decent tires.

03-23-2007, 01:27 PM
i just helped my cousin put a lift in his 75 blazer,we put 4"suspension and had to get longer brake lines but we also put in 3"body lift and we could fit 38s on it no problem,for the liftin the back we used 4"blocks and for the front we got 2 add a leafs and got the stock springs re arked every thing seems to work good.


03-24-2007, 12:53 PM
I'm getting rid of my 4'' blocks within the next couple weeks, lemme know if you want em.

03-25-2007, 12:19 AM
4" leafs up front
get some spring hangers off of an 80's 4x4. get the front hangers from the rear leafs. use them to replace the rear hangers on the rear leafs. that is the cheap way to do a shackle flip.
then add a 1" block in the rear to level the truck.
shafts will be OK (don't need to lengthen)
get stainless steel braded brake lines that are long enough for the amount of travel you will have. (don't cheep out on the brake system)
may need to get a block for the steering (I would) to raise the arm up on the knuckle.
and then your done.

buy some knobby tires that aren't a big name brand. like the delta mud trac's. Stick to a 35" for best bang for the buck.

03-25-2007, 05:27 PM
Thanx for the unput, It gives him an idea of what he wants and can afford for now.


In The Zone
03-25-2007, 06:14 PM
it is a chevy just drive it till it dont go then buy a FORD>>>

Jeep Victim
03-26-2007, 05:13 PM
Borrow my SAWZALL and blow it all on rubber!

03-26-2007, 05:24 PM
it is a chevy just drive it till it dont go then buy a FORD>>>

If that's the plan you might as well buy a lift - it's gonna be a while.