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are my front springs supposed to be like this?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by the excuse, Feb 13, 2004.

  1. the excuse

    the excuse 1/2 ton status

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    i have an 83 blazer that used to be diesel but now is gas. i have an ord shackle in the front and the springs have 5 leafs. they only drop about 3 inches from stock position when the car is lifted with jacks. is this normal? also it looks like one of the ord shackles is bent inwards. it looks like its bent at that part where it connects to the frame. how can i fix this? it makes the whole axle lean to the (drivers)right almost 1 inch.
     
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    Do you have new bushings? Are those 5 leaf packs lift springs (I hope so). How much lift?
     
  3. the excuse

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    it has 4 inches of lift in the back because of blocks and the front dosnt seem lower. how do i tell if its a lift pack? could the lift just be from the shackle?
     
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    could the lift just be from the shackle?

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    not four inches
     
  5. the excuse

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    so how do i fix my bent shackle. what could be causing it? the shackle is leaning inwards (towar the motor) its really beefy soo i think its the frame. could it be a bushing?
     
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    does your shackle look something like this? /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

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