Join Date: May 2009
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Ok, well it's great that you know what you want and that you have done some research!!. So what you want is primarily a suspension lift and not a body lift, correct?. If you want a suspension lift here are some options:
--Trailmaster Suspension Company makes a 1.5" torsion bar lift kit = it comes with new front torsion bar adjuster keys, however it does not include anything to level out the rear (you could purchase 1" add a leaves & 1" shackles for an even 2" of rear lift from the Superlift Suspension Company). Longer shocks are not required, you can reuse your originals.
--Daystar Suspension Company makes a 1.5" torsion bar & 1.5" shackle lift = it comes with new front torsion bar adjuster keys and rear lift shackles. Longer shocks are not required, you can reuse the originals.
--Superlift Suspension Company makes a 2" torsion bar lift kit = it comes with new front torsion bar adjuster keys, front upper control arms only, and with either 1" rear shackles or 1" add a leaves (only 1 choice in kit) if you want to level it out you need to buy the other.....EXAMPLE you buy the kit front t-bar keys, upper control arms & rear add a leaves (COME IN KIT) AS AN OPTION YOU CAN BUY THE REAR 1" LIFT SHACKLES, ALSO SHOCKS ARE AN OPTION, although they are not required, you can reuse your originals.
***THIS KIT IS NO GOOD, BECAUSE IT PREMATURELY WEARS OUT THE SUSPENSION AND STEERING COMPONENTS A LOT FASTER THAN NORMAL!!.
All three kits are the only ones that I am aware of which are curently available, with any of them you should be able to clear 31x10.50R15 tires on the stock wheels without any problems other than some mild rubbing at full lock (when you turn the steering wheel competely to the left or right). In any case I suggest you consult the manufacturer for more information on your particular application, because the majority of these kits are "designed" for a specific model year EX. 1984-2003, but like I said there is no difference between the suspension from 1984 to 2005 it's virtually the same, except for some minor differences. Also you should think about adding polyurethane bushings to the suspension if you add a lift (Energy Suspension) Have Fun!
....Rancho Suspension Company USED to manufacture a 3" lift kit, although it was primarily directed towards the s10 pickup it also fit the s10 blazer, however, IT IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE, which is too bad because that is the best kit for the s-series!!