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56" spring question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by k5-newbie, Mar 4, 2005.

  1. k5-newbie

    k5-newbie 1/2 ton status

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    I have a 1/2 ton 89 suburban sitting outside my shop. If I took the rear springs out and put them under the rear of my Blazer with the 4" shackle flip will this give me any more lift? Also, will I have to relocate either the front hanger or the shackle flip?

    I did search and did read some threads, but didn't really find the answer to this.
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    You're not going to get any more lift from the springs (assuming the Sub springs are stock).

    What brand of shackle flip do you have? If ORD simply swap sides with the brackets. The ORD brackets are offset so swapping sides makes the 56" conversion a direct bolt up. :thumb:
     
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    highrlr 1/2 ton status

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    What vehicles can you find 56" springs in? and how much articulation can you expect to gain over 52's?
     
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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Re 56" springs

    I have 56" rear springs on my 76 gmc k10. I pulled the entire drivetrain off my buddies rolled 73 burb. Direct bolt in with no problems. Even when swapping out the 350 and the th350 for the 496 th400 all i had to do is redrill the tranni crossmember holes and have the lenghts of the driveshaft fixed.
     

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