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am i measuring wrong?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by stoney126, Jul 6, 2006.

  1. stoney126

    stoney126 1/2 ton status

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    Hey all, I just pulled the stock rear springs from my crewcab 3500. They measure 54 and a half inchs eye to eye. The springs I ordered are 4 inch lift springs and measure 52 and a half inchs eye to eye. I told them to order 56 inchs cuz that's what I thought I had and that's what it says on the receipt. The sku # on the springs matchs the one on the receipt. So am I measuring wrong or did they give me the wrong springs?
    Thanks for any info
     
  2. 78Suburban

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    you need to measure with the top leaf compressed, flat. I'm betting you have the correct 56" springs, its just hard to tell because its arched up a little.
     
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    Doh ok :o was a lil worried. After cutting through the u bolts with a grinder (no torch) I was in o mood to have the wrong springs:D
     
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    well, don't take my word for sure, that's just what I've heard.. find out before you bolt those bad boys in... I'm sure somebody will chime in.. do you have the part number off the springs?
     
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    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Yeah measure along the arch. lift springs will measure shorter straight across because of the arch as mentioned
     
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    ok measured again, and its 56 :D Brian how is your crew doing?
     
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    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Truck is doing good. Still has that little low RPM miss but only sometimes. The tire went flat on me last night and when I tried to move it it popped off the bead aggg ****in 16.5's Took me an hour to get it back on LOL. Other than that great 9 MPG everywhere:crazy: and runs strong. No leaks. We'll see how it does towing the K5 to Blazer Fest.
     

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