How to Body Lift a Chevy S-10 Blazer

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How to Body Lift a Chevy S-10 Blazer
Ordinary hand tools are needed to lift the body of a Blazer. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

Installing a body lift on a Chevrolet S-10 Blazer makes it possible for you to run slightly larger tires for off roading than would otherwise be possible with a vehicle whose body has not been slightly lifted. Kits are available inexpensively which can quickly lift the body of your Blazer, and which can be installed in as little as a single evening. With a few hand tools and a floor jack, you could be ready to mount those new tires on in just a few hours.

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Things you need

  • Automotive jack
  • 1/2-inch drive socket set

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  1. 1

    Set the parking brake on your Chevy S-10 Blazer after parking it on a clean, level surface.

  2. 2

    Locate the body mounting bolts located around the perimeter of the frame under the truck. Use the socket wrench to remove these bolts from the body and frame of the truck. The body lift kit includes new lengthened bolts, so you do not have to retain the old bolts.

  3. 3

    Use the floor jack to gently raise the body of the truck off of the frame one side of the truck at a time. When there is enough clearance to insert the polyurethane bushing between the frame and the body, do so.

  4. 4

    Insert the bolt for each bushing as you work your way around the truck, tightening the bolt only as tight as you can by hand, not using the wrench.

  5. 5

    Remove the front and rear bumper from the truck. On the front frame horns, install the new bumper brackets included with the body lift kit, then reinstall the bumper into position on the new brackets. At the rear of the truck, the bumper brackets are adjustable. Simply move them to the higher position and then tighten down the bumper.

  6. 6

    Tighten down all the bolts you installed through the polyurethane bushings at the bottom of the truck.

Tips and warnings

  • Do not attempt to drive the truck while the body mounts are unbolted from the frame.

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