Join Date: May 2000
Location: Murray, KY
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Re: 6\" Superlift kit is for all S Trucks !
Hey, guys thanks for the comments and questions. This is cool eh? Finally that one crappy magazine won't be able to say bad things about us (S-10 Guys) because some stuff is finally hitting the market. Okay, I'm going to answer all of you guys at once. ZR2guy, I've talked to you before and I'll take care of you 1st. There is no intermediate lift at 4", but you have a good alternative. This is how I was going to get 4" on my Blazer before this all came about. Your sitting about 2" low in the front or about 38.5" to the wheelwell and around 41" in the rear. If you just get the A Arm kit from Superlift for $491, you can bring the front end up about 2.5" or level all the way around. You might be able to squeeze a little more out of the torsion bars without putting them in a bind. Next get a 2" body lift for the other 2". Maximum Altitude up in San Antonio when I went up there said a 3" lift from a regular pickup will work on the ZR2's even though the manufacturers say it won't. Personal choice here I guess. This will give you the 4"-4.5" you need in the front and bring the rear up 2" and level. You can fit 33x12.50's on there all day long this route. You can either go with a 8,9, or 10" wheel from Weld or somewhere, but stay with a 5.5 or stock rear backspacing and if you see after the A arms are installed you can get a 6.5 rear offset go for it. If you get the Weld XP it has extra clearance in the rear for the calipers and should go over the grease fitting on the upper A arm. If not you can upsize to a 16" wheel for only $100 more for the set of 4. They make a 16x9 wheel with a 6.5 rear offset and will handle a 12.50 tire no problem under warranty. It's our ONLY choice with the ZR2's because of the wide stance. With only 4" of lift you will need those tires under the fenders to keep from rubbing on the outside and NO trimming to our flares either. And go to that website that shows how to move the front bumper up 1/4" and forward 3/4" for extra clearance (I have the ADDY if you need it. This is EXACTLY what I'm going to do on my ZR2. And you'll be legal with a BIG tire stuffed under. Go with the Goodyear MTR 33x12.50 and it's only 32.4" tall too. This will help, it's the best tire out there and you can run the stock 3.73 gears too. I'm going with the 35x12.50's which are 34.4 tall and 4.10's and will get away with it. You can get a 33 at Walmart for $157 ea and a 35 for $167 ea. You can also check with Randy at Rocknroadn.com because he's got the same A arm kit and said he will beat Superlifts prices too. You will HAVE to go with a 2-3" longer shock in the front as well. Next for the questions about the year of the kits. My brochure says from 95 up ZR2 trucks, Blazers, and Regular S-10's and S-15's and Blazers. I will find out if this is applicable to the older years. If not they have had a 2" kit and Rough Country has one and the Best thing is probably the 3" Rancho that Weasel has. That and a 3" body lift will get you up to a 41" clearance from the ground to the top of the fenderwell and use the Bushwacker cutouts to open up the wheelwells from 33" to around 36". With all that 33x12.50's will run forever and never rub. And you will have to stay with around a 4.5 backspacing to move the tire out just a little to keep from rubbing the crossbrackets that tie the A arms together on the bottom. At least this is what happens on the Tmaster kits and I believe Weasel has the same on his Centerline H/T's. The ZR2's have ample clearance from the wide track. The one I saw at the R&D shop has 10" rims with beadlocks on it with 33x12.50 BFG MT's and about a 4.5" rear backspacing and the tires stick out about 1.5". NOT LEGAL in most states.
Tom "Deep Sea Diver" Brantley