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Re: new here, need a burban
well, that is a big list.
first off, you don't want to go 6 to 8 inchs if you plan on the truck being on the road.
second, i'm not sure if you have tried wheeling in a truck that big but it is a bit harder. why do you want a burb? they are great trucks, just not ideal for off road.
with that amount of money, i am not sure if you are going to be able to make your goal. i'm sure you could get the truck and lift for that much, but getting it to be in good enough shape to run might be a different story. i'm helping a friend with a blazer, and the lift budget and replacement part budget is larger than your entire budget. to do it right, you are going to need more $$$.
if i were you, i would get a truck. blazer. wheel in it, beat it up and brake it. fix it, and learn. then you would know better what you need in a truck.
there are no bad year blazers. big choice is carb or tbi. carb years are a little better, some having stronger axles. for me, it would be more of a choice of rust. get something that has a body left.