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Add-a-leaf

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Confederate9, Dec 5, 2000.

  1. Confederate9

    Confederate9 1/2 ton status

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    i was wondering, has anyone run add-a-leafs?
    how do you like them? how does it ride? other than the obvious "rough" how much rougher?
    im almost 97% sure i am gonna add them to all four sets of leafs

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  2. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    I have them in the rear but dont notice them.

    In the front , i think it would make the ride pretty stiff.

    Mike [​IMG]
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  3. californiak5

    californiak5 1/2 ton status

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    Depending on how much lift you need you could go with the ORD 1" add a leaf that would not compromise the ride a bit. There is a write up on them on the main page.

    [​IMG] I have to agree with the Puddy Cat. [​IMG]
     
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    I used to have an add a leaf 2.5" lift and it rode pretty rough, and in the year and a half it was on there, it sagged an inch on the passenger side.

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  5. CK5

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    I run the 1" ORD add-a-leafs that are 0 rate, they are relly blocks that are part of the spring pack so it is like a spring that is cut down. Steve Watson at ORD says they can be used in the front also. If you want more than 1" you might think about a 2.5+" spring.

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    I am running a 2.5 inch lift (Procomp springs in front) Blocks in rear, and to raise my saggy rear I added a add-a-leaf. It has been on for about 2 years and I did not notice any thing different about the rear when I was driving it.

    If it ain't a Chevy, don't raise it up!
     
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    kinda curious as to why you want to run add-a-leafs all the way around?? i run them in the rear to correct my saggy butt with a 2.5" lift (it only sagged about an inch). no suspension change as far as stiffness goes.

    EODBRIAN
     
  8. Confederate9

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    i want to add 1 inch lift to my blazer but i dont want to buy new suspension because i have a 2 in sus lift now.
    and i do not liek body lifts and also i like my truck to ride rough.
    thats the most part.
    i have leafs all around.. no springs

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  9. TX Mudder

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    Add-a-leaves for the rear is fine.
    I wouldn't put them up front - it may be a truck, but it doesn't have to be a portable lithotriptor.
    I don't like body lifts either, but I could easily see doing the ORD 1" body lift.
    -- Mike
     
  10. Confederate9

    Confederate9 1/2 ton status

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    i must say i dont know what a litropater thingy is!! hehehe
    plus my blazer a previous owner put this super soft suspension on it cause he had dropped it also and i dont like it this soft, so its unusualy soft ride.
    as where i like to ride rough

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