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Old 11-26-2017, 05:31 PM
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Hey guys.

Quick question for the engineers. I'd like to lift the rear axle of my 1980 k5, only the rear and only 1". I do like the way it rides, so i actually dont wanna change the leafs or shocks and i don't wanna lift the front. I like the esthetic look of a little edge setup.
How can i accomlish that?
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Old 11-26-2017, 06:12 PM
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You could get longer shackles. Usually 2" longer shackles will give you a little over an inch of lift without changing your factory ride
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1" Zero Rate 'Add-a-leaf' spacers are what you are looking for. I picked up a used set a few years ago for like $20.

Shackles won't work on the rear of a K5 as the rear shackles are inverted. A shackle flip typically adds ~4" of height to the rear using a stock shackle.
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^ ah I wasn't aware of that. Thanks for clearing up my misinformation
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Thanks :-) I'll take a look
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