Suspension Tech Have a question about modifying your suspension? Ask it here.

Swapping lift kits

  #1  
Old 04-11-2015, 02:47 PM
New Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 78
joshn444 is on a distinguished road
Default Swapping lift kits

Alright well I want to put a larger lift on my blazer a 5/6". I already have the 2.5" rc lift and from what I have read I cannot remove the kit I have and install another because the front diff was cut. So my question is has anyone gone to one of the larger kits after the 2.5" or is it even possible? Also I don't want to use a body lift since i won't gain any ground clearance



2003 blazer 4dr 4 button 4wd 31s 2.5" rc lift
 
  #2  
Old 04-11-2015, 10:10 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Rome, GA
Posts: 393
lazyboyjake is on a distinguished road
Default

Sounds like it's time to plan out a SAS
 
  #3  
Old 04-12-2015, 03:26 PM
Jamaroon's Avatar
Super Member
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Niverville, MB
Posts: 1,131
Jamaroon will become famous soon enoughJamaroon will become famous soon enough
Default

The rough country 6" requires cutting the diff as well, but in different spots and comes with a different bracket. You should be able to still use the same diff I think.


The other lifts don't require cutting the diff and I don't see why you couldn't use your diff with the 2.5" brackets on there as well. I haven't done it either way but that's my interpretation of it.
 
  #4  
Old 04-12-2015, 09:59 PM
New Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 78
joshn444 is on a distinguished road
Default

I'm not looking to make that serious of a rig to do a SAS. Do you know what the difference between the cuts are?
 
  #5  
Old 04-13-2015, 09:45 AM
Jamaroon's Avatar
Super Member
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Niverville, MB
Posts: 1,131
Jamaroon will become famous soon enoughJamaroon will become famous soon enough
Default

rough country has instructions with pictures for both lifts on their website
 
  #6  
Old 05-02-2015, 06:56 PM
dharvey4651's Avatar
New Member
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Kansas
Posts: 52
dharvey4651 is on a distinguished road
Default

Yes you can reuse your differential. If you read though the instructions for both rough country 2.5" and 6" lifts, they both have you cut the same mount off the differential. The 6" lift just has you take some fins off as well as the mount so yes you'd be fine.
 
  #7  
Old 05-03-2015, 10:06 PM
AJBert's Avatar
BF Veteran
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: In the Colorado mountains
Posts: 2,389
AJBert is a jewel in the roughAJBert is a jewel in the roughAJBert is a jewel in the rough
Default

Just an FYI, no amount of lift gives you better ground clearance. The size/height of your tires gives you the ground clearance. All the lift does is allow bigger tires and more suspension travel.

A body lift will also allow you to put bigger tires on and may allow more suspension travel. So depending on how high you want to go, how much work you want to do and how much money you want to spend will determine which way you should go.
 
  #8  
Old 05-04-2015, 06:03 AM
newguy's Avatar
BF Veteran
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Easthampton, ma.
Posts: 4,206
newguy will become famous soon enoughnewguy will become famous soon enough
Default

Originally Posted by AJBert View Post
Just an FYI, no amount of lift gives you better ground clearance. The size/height of your tires gives you the ground clearance. All the lift does is allow bigger tires and more suspension travel.

A body lift will also allow you to put bigger tires on and may allow more suspension travel. So depending on how high you want to go, how much work you want to do and how much money you want to spend will determine which way you should go.
Damn axles!
 
  #9  
Old 05-05-2015, 04:43 PM
New Member
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Ottawa
Posts: 75
05canjimmy is on a distinguished road
Default

IMO not that i've ever seen anything other then a rc 2.5" with the diff bracket will probably help you with your CV angle, and if the other kit doesn't have upper arms then the rc ones might be a better choice then stock for alignment issues
 
  #10  
Old 05-05-2015, 10:03 PM
New Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 78
joshn444 is on a distinguished road
Default

I'm just looking to get my drive train and the cab out of the danger zone in deeper water along with more suspension flex.

That and a lot of people don't think I'm lifted at all ��������
 

Last edited by joshn444; 05-05-2015 at 10:05 PM.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Swapping lift kits


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.