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3/4 or 1 ton 56's??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by steve_kibbe, Sep 17, 2005.

  1. steve_kibbe

    steve_kibbe 1/2 ton status

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    I have the stock 56 inch springs and a set from a 87 1 ton.

    These are going back in my 3/4 pick up. I use this for hauling dirt, trash, whatever........ and like to hit the trails with it too. Prolly 60% on road, 40% off.

    I will be doing a shackle flip in the future, but not right away. Will run 35-36's at that time.

    Thanks,

    Steve

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  2. steve_kibbe

    steve_kibbe 1/2 ton status

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    I believe the 1 ton pack has 8 leaves, the 3/4 has 7. I'll check and post later.
     
  3. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    There are also light duty 56's out of some Suburbans. They are 5 I beleive. They flex well but they are only 1/2 ton rated I believe.

    Harley
     
  4. mtnman210

    mtnman210 1/2 ton status

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    I've got a quick question
    So if you're going to put a lifted spring pack on are there adavantages for say going up a rating. For example putting a 3/4 ton or 1ton 6in lift pack on a blazer. I know they are stock half tons but what if you have 1ton axels? Or does the rating have nothing to do with the axles and just weight.
     
  5. 79k20350

    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    Just weight, nothin to do with the axles. you can use any 73- 87 chevy spring on any truck (if its the correct length)
     
  6. mtnman210

    mtnman210 1/2 ton status

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    that's all i needed to know thanks
     
  7. steve_kibbe

    steve_kibbe 1/2 ton status

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    Just now getting a chance to post up.....

    The 3/4 ton pack has 8 leaves and the 1 ton pack has 9.

    I think I'm going to use the 1 ton pack and use the 3/4's for a future project.
     

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