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Old 04-14-2012, 11:04 PM   #1
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M1009 4"lift question

Hi I have a 1986 M1009 that I would like to lift 4". It has stock rims and tires which have brand new goodyears so I'm probably gonna have to run with then for the time being. I'm on kind of a tight budget at the moment so I guess it has to be 4" since the other parts needed for a 6" lift aren't in the cards right now. Some guidance would be appreciated so I can buy right the first time. Thanks!

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Your cheapest route would be to get some stock blazer 52" rear springs swapped up front and ORDs shackle flip kit. Perhaps upgrade to a 56" or 63" rear spring?
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There's a good tech article here in reference to the 52" front spring swap.
http://coloradok5.com/52inchspringswap.shtml

It gives you about 4" of lift and better flex and articulation.

For the shackle flip an Ord 4" drop hanger and 2.5" shackle? I think? Try calling steven or chris at (970) 945-7777.
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52 or 56 dont just swap in and drive away on the front.

and not the best for reg driving on street use also.
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I need ability to do both. It's my goof offi n the desert/bug out vehicle.

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4" tuff country lift springs / greasable bushings / hd shackles do for the front. if you still got the 6.2 in it prb do hd option on the springs .

rear cheep is 4" block

or lift springs but not cheep.

best for ride and flex is bolt on shackle flip . but might require reset of pinion angle .

also if you got time and money rear greasable bushings also.

then good set of quality shocks gas filled tend to ride better.

bolt on raised sterring arm for down on stock front axle /knuckle is good bolt on fix for steering correction.

possible new c/v head rear drive shaft to solve drive line vibrations you might get. some get it some dont.

otherwise its basics and good starter kit and get you goin good.

lots of info / pics / builds in the garage section here in this site search a bit there also.

and welcome to the site

also later on down the road you can ad 1" body lift and new body bushings along with a set of 1" zero rate's on each axle for 1more inch of lift this would get you a total of 6" later on when your ready to go 6" total. also the zero rate's will let you move the axle ahead for more tire to firewall clearence when you go bigger tires.
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That was an awesome, informative reply sweetK30! I'm gonna pony up and join. Thanks.
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