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Hi every one. I have been around the lifted truck seen for my hole life but never installed a real lift kit. My question to all is do i have to drop the transfer case on 1997 chevy blazer when i do a 2 inch suspension lift with a 4 inch body lift? Also where is the better choice for buying the kits?
 
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you will also need different upper arms to help with ball joint angle and longer shackles in the back. And never heard of 4 inch body lifts for blazers
 
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4" body lift is excessive on any vehicle imo. I wouldn't go further than a 2 inch body lift especially on an s-series.

If you want to do a 2 inch lift just buy the rough country 2.5" kit that comes with the differential drop bracket, and proper upper control arms.

If you're looking to get 6" of lift, i woild just get a 6" suspension lift. Rough country and superlift have 6 inch kits available.
 
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I did maybe not quite, but almost, a 2" lift on my Blazer. I used the Rough Country upper control arms, a torsion bar adjustment and new rear shackles. It was all pretty easy except for getting bolts for the rear shackles out. (I had to use LOTS of penetrant.) My .sig file has some to of the details.

Here is my write-up on what I did: https://blazerforum.com/forum/builds...on-lift-95744/
 
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Well i just learned a few things here. Thanks everyone. I do have one concern. The ruff country lift kits. I was informed that they are not that great. Durability is what i am needing. I tend to get really rough with my vehicles. I have the tendency to push as far as possible. Four and four is best. I will take that. I just need to be sure its going to last. Thanks again everyone.
 
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Originally Posted by Dlewis View Post
Well i just learned a few things here. Thanks everyone. I do have one concern. The ruff country lift kits. I was informed that they are not that great. Durability is what i am needing. I tend to get really rough with my vehicles. I have the tendency to push as far as possible. Four and four is best. I will take that. I just need to be sure its going to last. Thanks again everyone.
I'm curious as to what you learned about the 2.5" RC kits that make them not so durable. I ask as I don't think I've heard much about them having any weaknesses.

What I have heard is that those who are serious about having a really tough 4x4 in a Blazer get rid of the the IFS (independent front suspension) and instead install a solid axle. Solid-Axle Chevy S10 Blazer

Have you looked into that?
 
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You may want to check our body and suspension lift kits available for the 1997 Blazer here: https://www.carid.com/1997-chevy-blazer-lift-kits/
 
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