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Add a leaf question

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by MudFrog, Aug 1, 2000.

  1. MudFrog

    MudFrog 1/2 ton status

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    I'm looking into buying some add a leafs for the front and rear of my rig. I only want about 1 to 1 1/2" out of them. So I know they will do nice. The question is, I was gonna order them from summit. They offer a short and long add a leaf. Whats the difference in the short and long one? Are there any advantages to either? Thanks for the help.

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  2. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    The short leaf will give a little more lift but they are stiffer than a normal spring leaf, they are also similar to an overload leaf in size and thickness.

    With the long leaf, you get a little less lift than the short leaf, but they are not as stiff.
    If I were you I would opt for the long leafs for a better ride.

    Also,If you see a lot of wheelin, add-a-leafs usually sag(at least the long ones)within in a year or two and you loose lift.

    HTH

    Mike [​IMG]
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  3. Kyle89K5

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    I put a set of the short leafs in the back of mine about 3 years ago. The ride really wasn't affected any at all. It did give close to 2" of lift though.

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  4. MudFrog

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    Sounds like what I need then, in a year or 2 I'll have a suspension lift under it. For now it's just give a little more clearence for the trail.

    89 K5 Silverado
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