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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-04-2001, 12:12 PM
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What is the proper height adjustment on a 92 blazer's torsion bars? The rear-end of the 4x4 sags and I don't know if its the springs or the if the front is too high. Also what is an economic way to get 31 10.50's on this suv?

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Re: suspension

<font face="Comic Sans MS">First off [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img], perhaps it just doesn't like being called an SUV [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img] [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]... Sorry couldn't resist that... [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img] SUV sounds too uh... yuppie... [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]

You could put an add a leaf on the back to level it back out. Unless you played with the torsion bars, the problem is the rear sagging. It seems to be a common problem on these vehicles, they use very soft (and very flexible) rear springs.

Most economical way is a few inch body lift (not to exceed 3"), or cheaper still a sawzall or plasma cutter on the fenders [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]...</font>

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if you cut the fenders do you lose the wheel well (the piece that protects the engine - i cant remember what its called)?

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<font face="Comic Sans MS">Possibly. The typical items that get trimmed are the outer fenders and the area of the cab that would be visible if you trim the back part of the front fender. The piece in the wheelhouse is the inner fender, and if you're decent at metal working, you should be able to modify it so that it still protects the engine... Or if all else fails you could modify the inner fenders from a fullsize (I think) to fit.</font>

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Re: suspension

He said the front end is higher, so if he hasn't tinkered with the torsion's, then I think he is asking how can he tell if someone else has???
If nobody has tinkered with them, then his rear springs are sagging, and a sawzall won't fix them [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img]
(He didn't say the tires were rubbing, he just said the rear was sitting lower than the front)

So if the rear is saging, you could do an "Add-a-leave" to raise the rear. Or you could put some rear shackles on it. Or you could buy new rear springs.


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