1983-03 Chevrolet/GMC S-10 Blazer/ S-15 Jimmy Mid-Size 4WD 2 inch Front / 1 inch Rear (Except ZR2 / Highrider) 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 Truck SuperLift 2 Inch Lift Kit K451 Chevy Chevrolet GMC
This mid-size suspension is basically a downsized version of the full size: upper and lower control arms with torsion bars. This system fits most models and does not require replacement torsion bars. We have found that factory bars, both regular and heavy-duty, will handle basically all off-road situations and yield a superior ride compared to most heavier rated aftermarket bars. Remember that heavier bars will not necessarily lift a vehicle more, but they will firm-up ride quality.
Front lift is achieved with new torsion bar adjuster arms on standard S10s. The adjuster arms attach to the rear end of the torsion bars. They are what load the bars and determine vehicle ride height. The arm-to-bar mating keys on the Superlift adjusters are indexed differently to rotate the bars more and bring ride height up. Ride quality does not suffer since the factory torsion bars are retained. If a heavier torsion bar rate is desired, we do offer a system for use with aftermarket bars (for more information refer to installation note #5 in the Application Guide).
As with the full-size 2.5 inch lift, unless the factory upper control arms are replaced they will continuously "top out" creating a harsh ride and accelerated ball joint wear. Superlift replacement upper control arms cure the suspension travel and component wear problems, and make realignment possible. Constructed of .219 in. wall thickness, DOM tubing and .25 in. steel plate, the arms have proven to be almost indestructible.
Remember that lift depends on torsion bar adjustment. How much lift you attain depends on the starting ride height. For example, if the vehicle has already been raised 1 inch or so via adjusted-up bars or aftermarket bars, expect a maximum of 1 inch of additional lift.
Features Retains factory ride characteristics Upper control arms with greasable Urethane eye bushings Does not require different torsion bars Rear lift: add-a-leafs, Optional 1" rear shackles (for Maximum Lift of 2" in Rear - Select above) Front/Rear Superide shocks included. Shock boots optional - See Related Products below. Recommended Tire Size: Use STOCK tires.
5- If a vehicle is equipped with aftermarket torsion bars, substitute part #3133 for #3103. It does not contain the adjuster arms, but is otherwise identical. *** Call us to make the change.
27- Special puller tool is recommended to load/unload torsion bars.