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Hey, whats up guys? Im new to the site and just picked up a 95' Black 4x4 blazer. $500 bucks couldnt beat it!! Now im putting in a rear shackle lift kit and front Superlift A-Arms. Any advice would be appreciated. First time with a 4x4 so just wanna make sure I do this all right. Thanks, Matt
 
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rear shackles are a p.i.t.a. there is a write up somewhere around here if you do a search. most of the problem comes from getting the bolts out of the bushings.
i would get a set of bushings to go with your shackles.
as far as front arms not to bad..just make sure you mark the camber bolts for alignment purpose and get an alignment.
are you doing a torsion bar crank as well to get some lift?

good luck and throw some pics when you get done...always nice to see before/after shots
 
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Ya Im doing a whole new set of urethane rear spring bushings. New shackles and eyelets. Thats what the A-arms are for. Replace the stock ones on the tortion bar to get 2-3 inches of lift. Just gunna be 2" in this case. Just wanna get a little more room on there to put the 31x10.5 tires on. Definitely will once I get this all set, Should be starting it tomorrow

Not seeing too much on the forum about how to swap out the tortion keys? Anyone have some info on this or is there a tutorial?
 

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Originally Posted by KNOFF1987 View Post
Not seeing too much on the forum about how to swap out the tortion keys? Anyone have some info on this or is there a tutorial?
better yet theres a video
How to Replace Torsion Bar Key - 95 S-10 (Part 1) - YouTube
 
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i warn you now start spraying your shackles now so the bolts come out easier tomorrow

i started spraying mine 2 weeks before and they came out like spreading butter on bread
 
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Thanks alot ZR2, the video definitely gives me the idea what to do. Looks easy enough to me...Giovanni...I started soaking it with PB Blaster on Monday. Hopefully should be a pretty easy release. Heard horror stories from ppl on the bolts. Hopefully have this done sunday if I can get my bushings....2 days late so far!
 
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yea them rear shackles are a chore took me 3 hours to get my old ones off bout 15 minutes to put the new ones in.
 
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Ya i can imagine with 16 years of corrosion under there. Gunna pull them off tonight. Anyone know the diameter of the stock leaf spring eyelet bushings? Cant find it on here and national speed told me there is 2 diff. sizes. its a 95 blazer 4x4 LS vortec.
 
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thats what my blazer is... hmm. ill try to find out when i get off work.
 
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man i checked with o' reilly, auto zone, and few others we have around here and they were not sure either...
 

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