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1978 Suburban 4x4 Front Spring "flip"?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by trnsam78, Jul 29, 2006.

  1. trnsam78

    trnsam78 Newbie

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    I have been told, though not sure how many beers they had, that the front springs could be flipped and a add on leaf for extra clearance instead of buying new front 4" lift springs. Wondering if anyone has done this or heard of it?
     
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    ftcjimmy Registered Member

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    From what i heard if you flip over the front springs they end up with negative arch like they originaly had.
     
  3. y5mgisi

    y5mgisi 1 ton status

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    Dosnt work. If you take a front spring off the truck and sat it on the ground it would lie totaly flat. therefore arching just as much in the oppisite direction. Does that make sence?
     
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    gmc4cw 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    they had "case of beer" thinking going on.
     
  5. trnsam78

    trnsam78 Newbie

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    I pretty much figured they were full of B.S. since I been around this truck when I was 11 years old, bought it off my Dad in '03, and I never heard of people doing this. Figured I would do a double check on it. No problem, will hit eBay up for lifted fronts anyways, thanks for the info!
     

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