View Full Version : chev lift question

02-20-2008, 05:26 PM
on an older chev can i just get longer u bolts and block the axels to get lift or whut can i do to get cheep lift?

02-20-2008, 06:16 PM
You can block the back but not the front.

I am not sure how much lift you want but if you want cheap decent lift I would just look for a used set of front springs and shocks and rear blocks and shocks.
If you want cheap easy suspension lift I would stay at a 2". For a 4" lift you will also need a raised steering arm, longer brake lines and drop brackets for the sway bar if you plan to use it, and on some chev's you will also have to lower the transmission crossmember. Taller yet you will have to change driveshafts etc.

3 inch body lift is fairly cheap and will give you enough room for 33's or combine a couple inches of suspension and you can fit 35's.

Or just cut out the fenders if it's a beater.........

I would recomend a spring lift over a body lift.

02-20-2008, 06:23 PM
for the back just get a flip shackle kit thats a 4' lift easy way[cheers]

02-20-2008, 06:59 PM
and better flex/ride

02-20-2008, 07:33 PM
flip shackle is definatly better than blocks in the back..

02-20-2008, 07:47 PM
how big of tires could i get choppin the fenders?

and with either a flip shackle kit or blocking the axe will the break lines need 2 be done

02-20-2008, 08:20 PM
in my truck i have flip shackle 6in leaf sping 3in body in the frt 8 1/2in leaf dana60 which gives me 1 1/2 in so i have 10in plus the 3in body makes it 13in with 44s [cheers]

02-20-2008, 08:52 PM
I plan to take out the 4" spring snaping blocks on my truck and do the shackle flip. I like the flex and ride from the stock arc springs so it makes more sence than putting in the high arc stiff riding springs in.
I've been looking at a set of 2wd front spring mounts to do the conversion as opposed to buying the aftermarket stuff. And it should look pretty much stock when I'm done.

02-23-2008, 07:36 PM
nvm got a 94 blazer with a 4.3 vortec