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2" Add-A-Leaf Questions

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 85blaze, Mar 3, 2000.

  1. 85blaze

    85blaze 1/2 ton status

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    2\" Add-A-Leaf Questions

    Hey, I am working on a total build up on a 85k5. The budget is only allowing a small lift kit right now and I am looking at a 2" add-a-leaf, do i need to get new shocks when I do this? thanks.
     
  2. Corey-88K5

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    Re: 2\" Add-A-Leaf Questions

    I had 2" add-a's in my 88K5. The stock shocks worked fine. The only problem I had was a slight vibration from 35-45mph. You may need to get a shim for the rearend. I'm not sure about that for sure.

    Corey
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  3. Mike86K5

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    Re: 2\" Add-A-Leaf Questions

    Let me know how that goes. I'm thinking about add-a-leaf for mine, too. Another option for me is having the springs re-torqued at the local springs shop and a new leaf added in the process. I have 33x12.5s on there now and there seems to be a lot of room as it is now. I wonder if I could go the next tire size up (35s) after a 2 inch lift from the work on the springs...

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  4. Steve88

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    Re: 2\" Add-A-Leaf Questions

    Based on a similar question I posted (and the most excellent replies, thanks guys) I'm going to do the "free" rear shackle flip when I'm ready to lift her. Seems like I can get 4" from what everyone is saying, but then I guess I'm looking at buying 6 new shocks...

    BTW If you do get the add-a-leafs post the deal you got. Just wondering how far under $100 (from what I've seen at the lowest) you can go.

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    Re: 2\" Add-A-Leaf Questions

    Stupid question: How do add-a-leafs go on? I mean with the factory springs in an inverted position where do the add-a's go? Under the entire stack as the new bottom leaf? If so they look too long (from the ads) to fit there.

    (I guess I need to see what a factory spring looks like when it's not mounted?)

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  6. Kyle89K5

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    Re: 2\" Add-A-Leaf Questions

    They make em to go in diff. places. Mine went on the bottom of the pack. They're pretty short.

    Kyle
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