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Are stock rear (52") springs symmetrical?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by divorced, Nov 21, 2004.

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    Are stock rear (52\") springs symmetrical?

    Are they made to the same dimensions for a K5, K10, and K20? Is the centering pin centered between the spring eyes? Is there a "front" and "rear" when installing them? I always thought that they were centered, so there wouldn't be a "front eye" and "rear eye", but my friend claims that the centering pin is 1 1/2" more toward the front of his spring pack.
     
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    Re: Are stock rear (52\") springs symmetrical?

    REAR springs you can put on either way...I just went out and measured 5 sets of different ton springs and they were all the same, center pin IS centered between the spring eyes and the eyes are the same. Its the front springs that aren't symmentrical.
     
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    Re: Are stock rear (52\") springs symmetrical?

    Ok, thanks. I though they were the same also, but just checkin' before I tell my buddy that he's fruity (and can't operate a tape measure/forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif).
     
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    Re: Are stock rear (52\") springs symmetrical?

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    Re: Are stock rear (52\") springs symmetrical?

    Another thing I learned though is that my 5.5" rear SkyJacker springs are not the same. I did have stock springs with an add-a-leaf and a 4" block with a driveshaft made to the correct length. When I swapped in the lifted springs the drive shaft wouldn't fit, it was too long, and the pinion was pointing directly at the t-case. I put the springs in backwards and then my driveshaft worked and the pinion angle matches my t-case angle.
     
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    Re: Are stock rear (52\") springs symmetrical?

    I know a lot of spring packs have built in tapers in one direction /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    Re: Are stock rear (52\") springs symmetrical?

    Maybe I'm missing something here. I just finished swapping axles and springs (all stock, no lifts) in several of our 1 ton trucks (1980 to 87, 2wds and 4wds) and all the rear spring center pins were not centered. There was a front and back.

    I never measured to see if they were 52", am I thinking of a different spring?

    Eric M.
     
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    Re: Are stock rear (52\") springs symmetrical?

    The 56"s I do believe have a front and back, but the 52"s show be reversable /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     

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