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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-08-2000, 10:21 AM
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Lifting a Blazer

I guess Chevy compromised clearance when they gave us comfort.

Anyway, I just destroyed a skid plate, oil pan and tranny pan going over a small-looking rock...which turned out to be quite large when it rolled out of the groud! Try to get a jacked Blazer off a 12 in diameter rock with the factory jack. My boyscout enginuity came in handy!

Anyways, while I wait for the parts to show up, I figured I'd ask the experts (that's you) if anyone did a lift-job on their Blazer. I only want a few inches (~4 in). What would you suggest? What kind of budget am I looking at?

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96 Blazer 4x4, 4.3L Vortek, standard size tires.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 11-08-2000, 10:36 AM
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What type of Blazer are we talkin here? The newer body style or the old? Fill out your profile, it will help when people respond to your questions.

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Take a look at lil zilla's post about his recept here:
http://bbs.off-road.com/wwwthreads//showflat.pl?Cat=&Board=offroadchevysmall&Number=25 4911&page=2&view=collapsed&sb=5

It will open your eyes a bit.. Any one who has lifted a S-10 has gone through this..


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Re: Lifting a Blazer

$3500 ?!!! It'll cost me $40 to change the pans, and a few sledge-hammer swings to straighten out the skid plate.
I don't want to go rock climbing with my truck, just a little more clearance when I go off road. Is there anything I can do for ~$200 (excluding tires of course, they have to go soon anyway).

By the way, how to I change my "title"...I am listed as a stranger...which I find a little offensive! I'm at least an enthousiast!

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The only way to change your title is to post more... I think at 25 or 50 posts your title changes to newbie then i think enthusiast is next...

My title is currently the highest possible title there is...

About the only way to gain more clearance is a lift, but them be expensive. You could bodylift and put bigger tires on there, which would gain a little... [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]

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Only thing you can do with $200 is a bodylift and a keg of beer for your friends when they help.. 2" or 3" is whats available.. That way you can fit 31's to 32 maybe.. Get one with bumper relocation mounts and anything but Miller Light..
About the title keep talking, it will get bigger as you get bigger.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img][img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]


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I just tossed some 31" tires on factory rims on my 95 blazer and it gave me a little more room.

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I just tossed some 31" tires on factory rims on my 95 blazer and it gave me a little more clearance...they only rub on full turns.

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Re: Lifting a Blazer

You could always crank up the torsion bars, and get extended shackles for the rear to get 2" of lift for 15 bucks. 31's would give you another 1" -1.5" over stock. Hope this helps.

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<font color=blue>Check these links out. This sounds like what you want to do. If you do a body lift I would say to just d0 the 3" and not worry about it. I did the 2" first and then did the 3" a year latter. The 3" is a bit of work if you do not know what you are doing, but most can figure it out. The hit fit chart is from info that people gave us and it all sems to be pritty right on the numbers. I spent $2000 on my trail master kit. That was the kit and to have it put on by the shop. I added a pic of my truck with 33 suppers swampers on it. It get's 36's next year.
Have fun!
http://S10-4X4.COM/HitFit/
http://S10-4X4.COM/EasyLift/
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