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Are these spring's normal?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Jrgunn5150, Aug 14, 2006.

  1. Jrgunn5150

    Jrgunn5150 1/2 ton status

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    Basically just like the title. It looks to me like some kind of hill billy overload, just wanna make sure. And where is a good place to get a set of stock height springs made or rebuilt.

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  2. blazinzuk

    blazinzuk Buzzbox voodoo Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    It looks kind of like an overload spring on a one ton or cab chassis truck but done in a ghetto style. Your truck looks to be a half ton and the PO tried to increase the load capacity. Or mabey tried to raise the over loads up when a lift was installed. I would take them out.
     
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    over load kit but redneckifyied to the extream!!!!:yikes:
     
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    Well one of the springs is busted anyway, you can kinda see it, so they are definately coming out, was just curious.
     
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    its probably time for a new set. you can get stock springs from a junkyard pretty easily.
     
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    I want a new set though. LMC has them for 300 a piece... That's too much, I would like a nice fresh set with a military wrap on them and fresh pads.
     
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    Maybe call a local spring/driveline place?
    I think I read that on here as a suggestion before.

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    Grand Haven huh? I'm from Muskegon, small world.

    I was thinking of a company called Deaver? I think, every place I called act's like I'm retarded and tells me to buy a lift kit from Summit, or try's to sell me one they bought from Summit and jacked the price up on. I don't want a lift, just new, strong, smooth springs. I have this thing where I like to replace thing's with new, better thing's.
     
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    Yeah I just moved to Grand Haven recently so I don't know any of the good shops yet... but I'll ask around.

    I hear you on the spring search. Some days its hard to find just good parts to make an improvement when you replace!

    I'll let you know if I find anything around here.

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    Deavers are really good springs but are real expensive. I have heard on here that alcan makes good quality springs and are cheaper than deaver
     
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    alcan is alot more reasonable, excellent quality and made too your specs
     
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    i ran stock replacement springs in my 1ton converted truck. thay were triangle spring # 22-553 if i recall correctly. thay are 5 leaf and have the overload with the bolted spring clips. not the bent over tab style that limit flex. road real nice. and when i installed lift kit i swap in a ord 4" flip in the back. then it was the best. great flex and ride. but still kept a load good with out to much sag. retail price out the door in my local shop was about 110-125. few years ago tho price.
     
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    Alcan was the other one I was thinking of, I just couldn't remember it.

    BTW, I don't live in Muskegon now, I live in Cleveland, for about a month, then SoCal.
     

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