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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by jamber2541, May 21, 2006.

  1. jamber2541

    jamber2541 1/2 ton status

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    picked up some center pins from a local spring shop for $4.00 and had a set of old rear springs laying around. A cutting wheel and half an hour later my
    90 K5 was ready to sit strait. :D







    90 K5 six inch springs all around,
     
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    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    post pics
     
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    chopped&bobbed77burb 1/2 ton status

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    I take the old overload springs and cut off the tapered end with the metal chop saw and use the drillpress to drill a hole in the middle of the cut down spring . It's basically a zero rate/4 degree shim . These get bolted to my front spring packs . I've been doing this for years and have never had a problem with these breaking/cracking . You can always cut out the middle of the over spring and use the factory hole and I think they are about 3/4" thick .
     
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    thats exactly correct, "cut out the middle of the over spring and use the factory hole and I think they are about 3/4" thick " have done the same thing to friends trucks as well. Thanks for explaining it .

    I should have thought of the old ...keep it simple stupid ...explination from the start
     
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    nice lookin k5
     

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