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52" spring questions

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 84gmcjimmy, Dec 27, 2004.

  1. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    I have millions of bookmarks of Ck5,,,especially of 52" spring swap, but none of them work.
    So I HAVE to ask here...
    How bad will 52's in the front, and 56/57" springs in the rear sway when driving on the street? I will probably have around 37" tires, so I don't want it to sway TOO much on the highway or around corners.
    I know they flex like stink, and I would imagine they sway like stink too, but is there anything to prevent that, maybe a homemade sway bar? :confused:
     
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    ANyone? :D
     
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    DOH! Never saw that thread...
    Curries anti-rock bar, anyone have any experience with them? They look good, I just don't know what length I'd need or anything.
     
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    anyone?
     
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    Guess what? There are a lot of opinions on this subject.

    How about some facts. GM made both 52" and 56" leaf versions of the Suburban amd 4X4 trucks. The frame has holes for both and you can convert from 56 to 52 by moving the rear spring hanger forward. The holes are already in the frame. I did this and can not tell that big of a difference on the street without a load.

    Prior to getting a four inch lift I found that the 52" spring kits were the most common since that was the majority of the trucks produced. Check with Skyjacker or Superlift tech support. GM supposedly went to the longer springs to get a better ride.
     
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    I know there is alot of opninions, I have read most of the 52" spring swap threads. But now I can't re-read them because of the forum change.
     
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    Leave the overloads in.

    It should not be an issue.

    People are driving much softer springs on the street.
     
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    The 56's in the rear ride pretty good its the 52's in the front that cause all the sway, a local member here in austin has the 56" in the rear and the 52's in the front and he said when he turned the corner he felt like he could just reach out the window and touch the ground.
    So I say if you plan to drive it alot on the street look into some alcalin(sp?) or dever springs.
     
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    With the overload do you think it will be enough?

    85budblazin,
    I don't have the money for deaver or alcan springs. I'm going the cheap and easy root by using springs I already have.
    I'm just worried about the front springs around corners and swaying on the highway.
     
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    well what I was thinking about doind was leaving the overload in and if it is still to soft add another leaf or two to stiffen it up some, plus most people that have the 52's in the front end up having to use some type of bump stop so that they dont negatively arch the springs.
     
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    Add more leafs from what though? Yeah I'd definitly have bump stops! Maybe a limiting strap too?
     
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    maybe form your stock front springs??
     
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    Okay I will probably do that. Thanks
     

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