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1/2 Ton Springs - Good or Bad?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by derek2002, Aug 9, 2000.

  1. derek2002

    derek2002 1/2 ton status

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    I have a Blazer with 3/4 ton axles underneath it. I will eventually like a D60 front. A guy has, for a Blazer, a 6 inch Skyjacker liftkit, with 3 inch body liftkit, 4 RS5000, 2 RS4000, Rancho "Kicker" Kit, drop pitman arm, dual steering stabilizer, hardware and poly-bushings. He wants $550 for everything. Now, would I be better of selling the 6 inch kit and buying one for a 3/4 ton truck which would have stronger springs? What are the advantages/disadvantages of 1/2 ton vs 3/4 ton springs? Also, will that steering stabilizer work on a D44 or D60?Let me know what you guys think.

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    Derek
     
  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    I've got the 3/4 ton set-up in my Jimmy, and I'm using all 1/2 ton springs etc. I think if you went to 3/4 ton springs you'd need a kidney transplant in a few months, unless you plan on hauling heavy loads in your K-5. Just my opinion, personally I think the 1/2 ton stuff rides to harsh as it is.


    Rene 81 Jimmy,350,SM465/NP205,FF14 bolt,HD Dana 44,3.73's,4"susp.,35"Grabber MT's,body in progress
     
  3. realsquash

    realsquash 1/2 ton status

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    Howz this-I have a 3/4 ton pickup and I'm using 1/2 ton springs! For flexibility, you can't beat them. But them there are other things that affect it, too, like the amount of arch in the spring and shock valving. I'd get a 1/2 ton setup. Actually, some spring companies don't make a special spring for the 3/4 ton, it's the same as the 1/2 ton.

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