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Old 05-10-2014, 04:06 PM
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I have all the parts and tools to do a 2" suspension lift my 2wd 2001 Blazer. My question is, is it okay for me to lift the front, and then a week or two later lift the rear. I know I might look stupid, but all I'm worried about is will all my mechanical components be alright. I just don't have the time right now to do the full lift at once and I need the truck since it's my dd. Thanks for any responses.
 
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Old 05-10-2014, 04:22 PM
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what parts and tools do you have? shouldnt take more than a day
 
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I have 2" lift shackles for the back and coil springs for the front. My main problem is getting the shackle bolts out so I'm thinking I'm going to have to cut them out but I don't have a sawzall right now so that's the part that I'm having to wait on. Plus I'm kind of a slow worker, I like to make sure everything is right.
 
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Old 05-10-2014, 04:53 PM
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weekend? cutoff saw works well also
 
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Have you tried to remove them yet? I was able to install my shackles in about 30 minutes. Start soaking them in PB Blaster or WD40 every day and they may come right out!
 
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The only saws I have are hand saws. And yes, I've tried to remove them and got no where, then sprayed them for about a week and tried again and still got no where so I've got a feeling that they're pretty stuck.
 
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Rex is just lucky with everything
 
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I can tell. So back to my question, will it mess up anything if I do the front and then the rear?
 
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Old 05-10-2014, 05:25 PM
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Dont think so but it will look funny and maybe handle funny. Just be carefull thats all. And post some pictures
 
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Alright. Thanks! I'll do my best to remember to take pictures and post them.
 

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