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hey,

Whats a good way to lift my 86 blazer 4x4. I want a suspension lift, or not just a body lift, myabe both. I want to be able to fit 33 inch tires under it, could this be accomplished by putting a 3 inch lift shackle in the rear, plus a 3 inch body kit, plus bigger springs upfront?
 

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I would not recommend a 3" Lift Shackle. That would require a total length increase of 6" to shackle. That much and you will rotate the axle housing a little to much.

I know it probably sounds hard but doing a spring over conversion on the rear is actually very easy and will give you the lift that you need. Talk to someone at a local shop that does welding or better yet see if you can find someone to help you weld new perches on.

Not sure if this will create drive shaft problems. You may find that the rear drive shaft is to short for doing a spring over conversion. It should cost about $60.00 to lengthen and re-balance your existing drive shaft.

Lifting the front 3" will need to be done with a suspension lift so that you do not put to much of an angle on the front drive shafts. You can crank the torsion bars all the way down to get about 1.5" to 2.0" of lift.

Easiest thing overall may be the 3" body lift but, this is not a 5 minute job either. May require changes to various linkages, Gas tank filler tube, brank lines, etc...

Overall to get a good lift on an IFS S10 it costs money. Best setup I have seen are Whiplash lift kits. They meke up to a 10" lift for the S10 blazer for about $1500 +

Keep in mind that this is just my .02 worth. Personally I converted to a SFA front and a Ford 9" rear. I currently can run 40" tires without any rubbing but, this has taken a while to build and I don't even like to think about the investment to date. Expecially when I realize that I still need new drive shafts, re-do my spring perches, re-do the rear end gears, rotate the front knuckles some more then I'll finally be ready for the 383 V8... :idea:
 

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ive got 33's

this is how i did it:

2" superlift
1 pair of aal's
2" body lift
bushwacker cutouts
rancho rs5000's for the longer length

all theese items cost me roughly $850. and leaves me room to stack the 5" trailmaster lift on down the road when i come across a deal . i have pics but there stuck in the void of the s10-4x4.com baastard. any q's just check my profile and drop me a line.
 
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