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a spring question

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by eds77k5, May 24, 2002.

  1. eds77k5

    eds77k5 1/2 ton status

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    what makes a lift spring a lift spring, the arch? the way it mounts? what is the difference between a stock rear spring and a front lift spring, the measurments? is there a noticeable difference if you saw one layin on the ground, could you say this one is a lift spring and this one is a stock rear spring? thanks for any input
     
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    If you lay a stock spring and a liftr spring on the ground next to each other, it will be very obvious which one is thw lift spring - it has a much greater arch. So yes, springs get height from the amount of arch.
    The only difference between front and rear springs is the eye to eye measurements. The load capacity might be slightly different, not sure, but that varies so much between manufacturers (called spring rate) so whatever.
    -- Mike
     
  3. eds77k5

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    thanks, thats what i was thinking, it was just too dark to go out with a tape measure and take some measurements
     

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