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Re: Helping a buddy\'s vertically challenged Blazer
I've got to agree with 88blazer... Depending on how far the torsion bar gets cranked (I'd say 1/2"-1" at the very most to i ncrease it) it will eat the CV's in a pretty big hurry... It can't be too good for the ball joints too...
Also, since the rear is spring under axle, so adding the blocks will drop the rear, not raise it... Spring over will get you quite a bit more lift than you want, unless you get an expensive lift kit for the front end (which actually lowers the front differential and torsion bars and things) spring over will be a lot more lift in the rear than you could even think of cranking the torsion bars to correct for... Even if it were possible to adjust them that far, the CV's would have a life expectency of about 1.5 minutes... [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]
And with the cost of the axle shafts, ball joints, and probably other items, you're already pretty well on your way to having the lift kit paid for...
As a bit of a side note: I'm still interested in trying to replace the torsion bars with a set of coilover shocks, if anyone has any ideas, no matter how crazy they may sound, send 'em this way... [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img] '79 Suburban 4x4 454, 6" lift, 35x12.5s & '85 GMC S15 4x4