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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by FatBoyBlazer, Jun 23, 2001.

  1. FatBoyBlazer

    FatBoyBlazer 1/2 ton status

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    can you put add-a-leafs on the front springs...I did a search and came upwith no helping results....can any one else help me........................................Ryan

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  2. scrapmetal

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    Well you werent looking very good, just about everyone makes them for a Chevy. Got 4wheelparts.com,, thats four wheel parts wholesalers site,, they'll have what ya want,, if its not online, they have it in a catalog,, I know, I got one, and there in there,,or you might have a Four Wheel Parts Wholesalers near you,,

    Never been stuck, just temporarily delayed.
     
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    Yes you can...They stiffen the ride,but they do work!


    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://community.webshots.com/user/vwryda>http://community.webshots.com/user/vwryda</A>
     
  4. FatBoyBlazer

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    i wasn't talking about a web search, i was talkingabout a post search on this site wether or not you can use them.............................Ryan

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    try these from ORD... most here recommend staying away from 4wheelparts unless you can walk in one of their stores. they don't affect ride quaility either like an add a leaf would.

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.coloradok5.com/ordaddaleafreview.shtml>http://www.coloradok5.com/ordaddaleafreview.shtml</A>

    [​IMG] <font color=blue> Jeff </font color=blue> [​IMG]
     
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    Hi Ryan,
    just about any spring shop should be able to help you out but keep in mind that this method of lifting your truck will result in a much stiffer ride. This is great if you use your rig as a cafe racer but pure hell on your kidneys not to mention the squeeks and rattles it will induce from wheeling and driving through potholes on city streets. A loud stereo helps but in the end, drop the bucks and do it right.
    Shawnboy.
     
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    e only reson that i was going to do it was to put 33's on it, in about 6-8 months i was going to put a 4 inch rough country on it with front and rearsprings..................................Ryan

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    The ORD "add-a-leafs" are 0 rate and are not supposed to affect ride quality from what I understand, they result in 1"of lift.
     
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    i look ed on their web site and couldn't find them.....how much are they?...............................Ryan

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    I think Mikey has them, you might want to pm him. His user name is Captcrunch. I think they are like $30, but I dont know for sure
     
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    I used a pair from JC Whitney. They did not make the ride that much stiffer than stock with 3 leaf springs. It's not all that bad. I added a 3" block in the back and it sat about 1/2" lower in the front. Well worth the $70 I spent until I bought the 4" Rancho.

    Tim
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    WHyy not skip the 4" lift and go right for the 6"? You know you'll probably end up wanting it a little higher anyway.
    I personally think 6" is just about perfect for a chevy. 4" is too short for my taste.
    -- Mike
     
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    I wanted a 6" but everyone said on a shortbox it would throw too many driveshafts.

    Now I wish I'd gone 6" but I need a CV shaft. I might go 8" with a 4" shackle flip and 8" front springs.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
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    Tim, I installed my 6" lift originally on my 76 k10 shortbox. I did not lower my tcase at all. I had a 465/205 and d44/12bolt. Stock driveshafts were adequate (I do not have rocks here. I run through the mud and trails.) What I did have to do was clearance the front CV with my die grinder. Not that big of a deal.
    Now that 8" is a different story. [​IMG]

    -- Mike
     
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    Well, I wish I'd known that before. I don't know what I want to do now. I want my truck bigger. Maybe 6" and 3". But I've also got a different trans and transfer than you. I've got a 700R4/NP 208.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     

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