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Old 08-01-2004, 07:00 PM
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I hope this is the right forum for my question, if it's not then which one would it be?
Question is about raising an S-10 Blazer 4".....if this is the right forum then I will continue.....waiting for an answer

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Old 08-01-2004, 07:16 PM
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come on with it.

and you can tell anyone that gives you crapola about posting in the wrong forum, you tell them I said you could.
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Wink lift kits

Thank you Larry.
Like I said, I have a 1984 Chevy S-10 Blazer 4X4 and my 17yr old son want's it for himself.....that's cool with me!

My question: He wants to put a 4" lift and bigger tires (not too big) someone told me that if he raised this car that he would have nothing but problems with the front axel like it might/could keep breaking or have suspension trouble, they said that he should leave it alone and drive it the way it is ( standard factory)
Now he surfs and snowboards (a lot) and rides dirt bikes (not too often) and would like to make it a little bit more 4X4ish and also give it his own personal touch.

The guy said more but this is the jest of it.

What is your guys opinion?

To Lift OR Not to Lift?...that is the question?

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Old 08-02-2004, 08:39 PM
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In my opinion if done properly and within reason lifts look good. dont forget the higher you lift the less handling you have around turns.
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Old 08-02-2004, 08:51 PM
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Would you consider a 4" lift too high? or is that a good height?
And what size tires would look nice but not stupid?
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65 scout

looking for lift likts for scout 8o springover 4 link 3/4 1/4 elip just wanted to see if their is a site out their
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IMO these trucks are not great for lifting that high. primarily for the reasons you have already heard, the front is independant front suspension, this means you have CV joints in the front- they like to break when given to much angle. and all the other components (I.E. control arms, ball joints) get over stressed. you could get and inch or two by cranking up the torsion bar keys or getting a special lift set, but only an inch or two. OR.... you could do a solid axle swap, almost everyone who runs s-10 s hard off road does this. basicaly cut off the original suspension and replace it with a solid axle out of like a jeep or something about the right width. put a couple of leaf springs under it and your all set.. I think i made it sound way to easy but if you look close at the more extreme off raod trucks this is almost always the case.
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